New oceanographic insight pinpoints marine ‘hotspots of risk’

Increased computing power has given fisheries researchers new tools to identify "hotspots of risk," where ocean fronts and eddies bring together masses of fish,...

Dolphins deliberately killed for use as bait in global fisheries

Important new research released ahead of World Oceans Day exposes the widespread practice of killing aquatic mammals such as dolphins, sea lions, seals and...

A little water could make a big difference for endangered salmon

Even small amounts of running water--less than a gallon per second--could mean the difference between life or death for juvenile coho salmon in coastal...

Getting conservationists and fishers on the same page

Historically, fisheries and the conservation community have struggled to find common ground. The tension between one's desire to turn a profit and the other's...

New study highlights opportunity to restore abundance to reef fisheries

Unsustainable fishing has depleted coastal fisheries worldwide, threatening food security and cultural identity for many coastal and island communities, including in Hawai'i. A recently...

World’s biggest fisheries supported by seagrass meadows

The study entitled 'Seagrass meadows support global fisheries production' published in Conservation Letters, provides evidence that a fifth of the world's biggest fisheries, such as...

Many marine species’ habitats may shift in response to warming seas

New predictions reveal how global warming may shift the geographic distribution of 686 marine species that inhabit North America's Atlantic and Pacific continental shelves,...

Climate change to cause dramatic drop in Persian Gulf biodiversity

The Persian Gulf, also known as the Arabian Gulf, may lose up to 12 per cent of its marine biodiversity in some areas before...

Boosting livelihoods and conservation practices among small-scale fishermen

Around the UK, there are hundreds of coastal communities supporting the livelihoods of hard-working small-scale fishermen. Enabling them to secure a sustainable income has always...

New study reveals cost of 2017 salmon fisheries closure

Last year's closure of the commercial ocean salmon troll fishery off the West Coast is estimated to have cost $5.8 million to $8.9 million...

Walleye fish populations are in decline

Walleye, an iconic native fish species in Wisconsin, the upper Midwest and Canada, are in decline in northern Wisconsin lakes, according to a study published this...

Dolphins tear up nets as fish numbers fall

Fishing nets suffer six times more damage when dolphins are around - and overfishing is forcing dolphins and fishermen ever closer together, new research...

Fighting illegal fishing

Short-term pain for long-term gain. When applied to the reform of global fisheries, this strategy could yield enormous benefits. If only it were that easy. For...

Herring could benefit from an altered food chain

  As soon as they start life, it's all about survival for juvenile young fish. They must learn to catch prey and to escape enemies....

Coral reefs suffering despite outlawing damaging fishing practices

Some of the fishing methods used in today's small-scale fisheries are causing more damage to coral reefs than ever, a new UBC study has...