Fisheries

People Don’t Care if Their Fish Is Sustainable
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Taste, price, and texture matter most to consumers when it comes to buying fish.

West Africa’s Artisanal Fishers Rival the Industrial Fleet
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But they’re much less effective—something scientists hope to change.

The Fish that Smells like Money
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A tiny anchovy could be a silver bullet for malnutrition in Peru—if only we would let it.

The Invisible Fishing Fleet
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Women have a crucial—yet often overlooked—role in fisheries.

Svalbard’s Snow Crabs: a Pincered Proxy for Arctic Oil
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There were the cod wars and then the turbot wars—are the crab wars now upon us?

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Was Ignoring Its Own Habitat Protection Guidelines
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In 2012, the federal government relaxed rules limiting the degradation of fishing habitat, claiming the requirements were overly burdensome. But...

Biology Versus Bones: the Case of the Cape Flattery Fur Seal
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The fishing rights of Olympic Peninsula tribes hinge on solving the identity of Cape Flattery’s fur seals. 

The Fisheries Scientist Who Saw the Future
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Why are we still struggling to implement recommendations for fisheries management made nearly 150 years ago?

In the Bahamas, Sharks Are Worth More Alive than Dead
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Shark tourism is big business—but the money doesn’t always go where you’d think.

Is China’s Hands-Off Approach to Fisheries Producing More Fish?
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China’s fishers indiscriminately target predators as well as prey, putting different pressures on the ecosystem.

Proposed Policies Could Make America Overfished Again
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A new “fish bill” could weaken regulations that have helped fisheries recover across the United States.

For Sharks, Even Catch and Release Can Kill
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Conservation-minded fishermen are doing more damage than they intend.

Political Suppression of Science: Lessons from Canada
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Canadian scientists are lending support to worried American peers. 

Radioactive Refuges
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A heavily-exploited Japanese fish found sanctuary after the 2011 Fukushima earthquake. 

The Mysterious Disappearance of Keith Davis
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The unsettling disappearance of a fisheries observer sparks questions about safety on the high seas and the fate of the fish stocks observers...

The Surprising Side Effect of Anti-Anxiety Medication—on Salmon
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Salmon exposed to oxazepam migrate nearly twice as fast as their unmedicated counterparts. 

Oft-Overlooked Jellyfisheries Are Too Big to Ignore
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Jellyfish fisheries are booming, but we still don’t know if they’re a good idea.

Scientists Confirm: “the Blob” Really Messed Up the Northeast Pacific
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The Pacific warm water “Blob” contributed to a record toxic algae bloom.

Terminator Redux: Lionfish Edition
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A new fish trap uses artificial intelligence to target lionfish. 

New Research Assuages Some Worries About Mosquito Net Fishing
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Fishing with mosquito nets is widespread, but potentially less destructive than thought. 

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