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All are aware of the tragic loss of biodiversity that this planet is current going through in various ecosystems. However, a new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) report shows that when good policies are in place, natural ecosystems can sustain themselves and thrive. NOAA has re...
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  ROCKPORT — When it comes to the acid-base balance in human blood or ocean water, a small change can mean a lot. That was the message presented at a March 3 seminar at the Maine Fishermen's Forum. The scale between acid and base conditions is expressed using the term pH, on a range fr...
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The deep sea, the planet's biggest ecosystem, is in trouble, an international research team says, underling the need to stop commercial fishing in such waters and focus on productive waters instead. Presented in the journal Marine Policy, a comprehensive analysis reveals the unsustainability of deep...
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Fishing restrictions near the coast lines have been in place for many years, of which many local fishermen are well aware. These restrictions are understood to be vital in maintaining a stable population of wild fish for harvesting.  In recent years, due to these restrictions, many industria...
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  Fishermen in Haiti and some African countries could lose their livelihoods as ocean acidification causes a decline in mollusc populations, a study has found. Human industrial activities release carbon dioxide, which dissolves in sea water, increasing its acidity. This higher acidity damages...
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MOST angling gear is designed to hold onto fish. But some new equipment is fine-tuned to be more selective — holding tight to some fish and letting go of others, especially if they are Atlantic bluefin tuna — a fish whose numbers have fallen sharply. Starting this month, commercial fishing vessels ...
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TOKYO -- Fears about contaminated seafood spread Wednesday despite reassurances that radiation in the waters off Japan's troubled nuclear plant poses no health risk. Although experts say radioactive particles are unlikely to build up significantly in fish, the seafood concerns in the country that g...
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Many people eat food without thinking much about it, aside from its taste and its nutritional/caloric value. But there are also people who care about more than that, such as where their food came from and how the animal/creature was captured and killed. Unfortunately, that information isn’t generall...
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Thousands of endangered marine turtles could be saved in the Coral Triangle region if the fishing industry started using innovative and responsible fishing gear, a WWF analysis shows. Towards the Adoption of Circle Hooks to Reduce Fisheries Bycatch in the Coral Triangle Region makes a strong case f...
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  China will intensify management of the fishing industry in its territory, an annual national fishery conference heard on Thursday. "Normal patrols to safeguard fishing around the Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea will be organized in 2011," said Zhao Xingwu, director of the Fishery Admin...
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BRUSSELS — France, Spain and other Mediterranean nations forced the European Union to retreat Thursday from an ambitious plan to save the threatened and prized bluefin tuna. After drawn-out negotiations, the 27-nation EU abandoned a plan to seek cutbacks in fishing quotas based only on scientific a...
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  Atlantic bluefin tuna are remarkable creatures, growing up to 10 feet in length and more than 1,500 pounds, and capable of swimming across the Atlantic Ocean in just over a month. Harried by overfishing along the way, they enter the Gulf of Mexico to spawn, only to encounter longline fishe...
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In response to the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, the federal government closed off vast areas of the ocean to fishing operations. Much of the area was closed off as a precaution, even if it was minimally touched by the spreading oil, to avoid a public health disaster from contaminate...
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by Nicole Makris From a health perspective, fish and seafood offer benefits that are hard to find elsewhere. Unfortunately, the current consumption of seafood, specifically fish, is wrought with controversy and ecological degradation. Conservation biologists at the Northwest Fisheries Science Cent...
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