Fishery managers can cope with ecological complexity

To successfully manage fisheries, factors in the environment that affect fish -- like food sources, predators and habitat -- should be considered as part...

Shoals of sticklebacks differ in their collective personalities

Research from the University of Cambridge has revealed that, among schooling fish, groups can have different collective personalities, with some shoals sticking closer together,...

Industry conservation ethic proves critical to lobster fishery

A new study, led by scientists at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute and colleagues at the University of Maine and NOAA, demonstrates how...

Vaccines not protecting farmed fish from disease

The vaccines used by commercial fish farmers are not protecting fish from disease, according to a new study. The study was compiled by researchers at...

Shark declines can lead to changes in reef fish body shapes

Scientists studying nearly identical coral reef systems off Australia discovered something unusual on the reefs subjected to nearly exclusive fishing of sharks--fish with significantly...

No-fishing zones help endangered penguins

Small no-fishing zones around colonies of African penguins can help this struggling species, new research shows. Working with the South African government, researchers from the...

Acoustics helps estimate marine life populations

Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego were part of an international team that for the first time...

Device may save seabirds from the dangers of fishing gear

A new Animal Conservation article summarizing 4 years of study found that a device called the Hookpod can help prevent birds from being inadvertently caught by...

Call for improved technologies to save imperiled salmon

Scientists working to protect California's most endangered salmon say in a new report that key improvements in tracking Sacramento River winter-run Chinook through California's...

Are fish in the Amazon threatened by deforestation?

The conversion of tropical forests to crop and pastureland has long been a concern for scientists, as forest loss can lead to decreased rainfall,...

Species of fish displays color difference between sexes

A new species of freshwater fish in the family Characidae, called Hyphessobrycon myrmex, seized the attention of researchers at the University of São Paulo's...

Sustainable dams — are they possible?

Humans have been altering natural waterways for centuries, but only in the last several decades have dams raised ecological concerns. N. LeRoy Poff, professor of...

Seagrass is a key fishing ground globally

New research demonstrates that seagrass meadows are important fishing grounds all around the globe. The work highlights that there is an urgent need to...

Hydropower dams can boost fishery yields

Nearly 100 hydropower dams are planned for construction along tributaries off the Mekong River's 2,700-mile stretch. The river, one of the world's largest, flows...

Pacific Island fisheries are threatened by climate change

Many Pacific Island nations will lose 50 to 80% of marine species in their waters by the end of the 21st century if climate...