Fisheries

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. 

A Pumping Plan to Elude Drought
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In British Columbia, engineers plan to pump a lake to dodge the effects of drought on a flagging river. 

Swimming with Tuna
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A controversial plan for a tourist attraction sparks questions about South Australia’s celebrated tuna ranching industry.

Earthquakes’ Ecological Aftershock
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The coastal Klallam people had to adapt to an altered ecosystem in the wake of an earthquake and tsunami.

Welcome to the Arctic, Fish
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As the climate changes, the Arctic Ocean beckons Pacific salmon and other species. How will we fish responsibly?

Closing the Port to Illegal Fishers
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A new international agreement should help strip illegal fishers’ access to the market.

Fishing With Cyanide
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A small study finds US retailers are selling fish caught using the illegal technique.

Brexit Vote Will Likely Cause Problems for UK Fishers
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Fishers were part of the “Leave” push, but it may not work out as they’d hoped.

Gone But Not Forgotten: Filipino Fishers Recount the Region’s Disappearing Species
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Interviews with fishers reveal a long-term record of species change. 

Like Shazam, but for Fish
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A new device uses infrared waves to rapidly identify species and fight fish fraud.

Northern California’s Farmers Want to Drop the Bass
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Chinook salmon and striped bass are the focus of a proxy war over California water rights.   

Banned From Some Indonesian Waters, Shark Fishers Simply Move Elsewhere
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Without a clear path to alternate sources of income, shark fishers are displaced, not dissuaded.

The (Flawed?) Promise of “Certified Sustainable Seafood”
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By controlling the definition of “sustainability,” eco-labeling schemes could do harm as well as good.

A Cull to Save the Kelp
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An innovative project is rehabilitating California’s kelp forests after decades of degradation at the hands of environmental decay and sea urchin...

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