Fisheries

Teach the Kids to Fish
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By training the next generation of fishers through a hands-on mentorship program, scientists and fishers hope to feed the world for many lifetimes...

First Nations Test the Political Water with Fish Farm Protests
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First Nations’ occupations of fish farms are rooted in a deeper conversation about Indigenous land rights.

The Old Fish and the Sea
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Fishing has dramatically reduced the number of senior fish left in the ocean.

Saving Canada’s Wild Salmon Policy
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Canada already has a forward-thinking salmon management plan on the books. Now it just needs to implement it.

The Great Salmon Escape: Is There a Better Way to Farm Fish?
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We’ve just seen how open-net fish farms can go wrong. It’s time to look at the alternatives.

California: the State of Salmon
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Even if the levees are torn down, chinook restoration faces walls.

Invasive Lionfish May Be Superfish Hybrids
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The fish taking over the Caribbean is a hybrid of two Indo-Pacific lionfish species.

Counting Fish by Their Calls
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Fish are noisy, and researchers are putting those sounds to work.

A Data Plan for Fish
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OurFish app opens a window into small-scale fishing.

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.

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