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Effective fisheries management can reduce extinction risk of marine fish stocks

Numerous studies have highlighted that climate change impacts will put vulnerable marine species at risk of local and even global extinction; however, local actions...

Shared management, communication key to success in fisheries

Intertidal ecosystems and the small-scale fisheries they support are an important part of coastal economies, environments, and cultures. Globally, fisheries such as the soft-shell...

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,...

Marine reserves are vital — but under pressure

A massive study of nearly 1800 tropical coral reefs around the world has found that marine reserves near heavily populated areas struggle to do...

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...

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...

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...

Sustainable ocean development

Earth's vast and vital oceans are a critical source of economic productivity, but issues of space management, interindustry conflict and environmental degradation often limit...

More than half the world’s ocean are commercially fished

More than half of the world's oceans are exposed to industrial fishing activities, a new study, conducted at unprecedented scale, reveals. Peak fishing activity,...

Recovery of marine mammals boosts consumption of salmon

Recovering populations of killer whales, sea lions and harbor seals on the West Coast have dramatically increased their consumption of Chinook salmon in the...

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...