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Today, Oceana released a new report that finds fishermen in the United States could be throwing away approximately $1 billion annually in wasted catch, or bycatch, which is the discarding of non-target fish and marine wildlife at sea, often already dead or dying. These findings, which examine the ec...
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The state projected in its species management plan that king, or Chinook, salmon runs were expected to range from 64,000 to 121,000, with the high end still lower than most years this past decade. "It's clear from this run size that if we are going to ensure the sustainability of this population ov...
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What’s good for fish is good for fishing communities — and for impact investors. That’s the thesis of three new vehicles for investing in sustainable fisheries that will be tested in the Philippines, Chile and Brazil over the next two years and then offered to investors more broadly. Former New Yo...
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When people talk about illegal trafficking in wildlife, the glistening merchandise laid out on crushed ice in the supermarket seafood counter — from salmon to king crab — probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But 90 percent of U.S. seafood is imported, and according to a new study in th...
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Back in 2002, Thomas Kraft, managing director of Norpac Fisheries Export, came up with the idea to electronically track each fish the company captures and sells. Soon after Norpac's electronic monitoring system was up and running two years later, Kraft realized that the technology was not only an ef...
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Increasing carbon dioxide in the world's oceans could hamper fishes' eyesight, slowing their reaction times and leaving them vulnerable to predators or unable to hunt, new research has shown. Experts say it adds to the existing evidence that ocean acidification will be bad for marine...
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Fishing down the foodweb. The environmental impact of fishing can be divided into issues that involve the availability of fish to be caught, such as overfishing, sustainable fisheries, and fisheries management; and issues that involve the impact of fishing on other elements of the environment, such...
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Restoring ocean fisheries in 24 countries could provide a meal for close to a billion people a day. New Englanders can also help ocean ecosystems recover by eating wild fish, choosing small fish, buying fish from the United States and eating mollusks, according to Andrew Sharpless, CEO ofOceana.He a...
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Ecology: Greenpeace Australia is adding their weight to the New Zealand Shark Alliance's campaign to ban shark finning in New Zealand. David Ritter, CEO of Greenpeace Australia, has chimed in on the controversy saying that Australians can help sway the New Zealand government into enacting laws...
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From the Chesapeake Bay to Florida’s Gulf Coast, recreational fishing is big business for many communities along the Eastern Seaboard. In fact, more than one-third of America’s 11.8 million saltwater anglers live in the region.  This national pastime is much more than throwing a line...
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Last month I had the opportunity to visit Dillingham, Alaska — a town with no traffic lights, no movie theatres, and a population that could fit comfortably in a single New York City high-rise. I had to fly there, because no roads lead to Dillingham. Although the town isn’t quite the western edge of...
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A contentious debate is stirring in the Aloha State between fishermen and those looking to preserve species living in the regions’ coral reefs. Hawaii’s Board of Land and Natural Resources recently voted to ban spear fishing with scuba gear off the west coast of the state’s main island as well...
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Chilean sea bass is not from Chile, nor is it a bass. Since 1996, fishing vessels from a dozen nations have traversed the world’s most remote sea to catch the Antarctic toothfish. The fishery lands 3,000 tons annually, selling much of it as "Chilean sea bass," deceiving customers of high-end restau...
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A new Global Ocean Commission Ocean Industry Forum session at the 2013 summit will be held April 24, and it provides a key opportunity for the ocean business community to engage directly with the commissioners and provide industry input. Former Costa Rican president José María Figueres and South Af...
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  All over the world, food systems and the ecosystems they rely on are coming under pressure from the over-exploitation of natural resources. But nowhere are these impacts occurring as rapidly and dramatically as in the world's oceans. Between 1970 and 1990, buoyed by generous fuel and boat...
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fishermen blame fishing limitations The Gulf of Mexico's recreational fishing industry has lost millions of dollars in recent years because of overfishing, a study from a national environmental group says.The economic losses justify annual catch limits to help rebuild depleted populations of fish s...
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by David Wroe The controversial super trawler Margiris could be fishing in Australian waters within days after being given the green light by the Environment Minister, Tony Burke, although it will face strict conditions to protect ocean life. The 142-metre Dutch-owned trawler, which arrived in A...
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by Chris Medlin of The Topsail Island Fishing Guide I know this topic may seem controversial and may receive criticism from some people, but as most of you know I am a fellow who speaks his mind. There are some strange things going on around here. I am worried about our environment. I have seen ch...
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  By Patricia Sullivan Q: How are a dead baby Humpback whale and our fisherman’s platter related? Read on for clues. In Vancouver, British Columbia a young Humpback whale comes ashore while alive, but dies hours after beaching himself. Necropsy (animal autopsy) results confirm the creature l...
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From 6,000 miles away, tuna that migrated from the Fukyshima nuclear plant in Japan retained radioactive comtamination according to a story by Alicia Chang, The Associated Press May 29, 2012. While far below the "safe to eat limits, tissue samples tested by Fisher of New York's Stonybrook University...
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