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Decline in ocean plankton species could be bad news for cod and hake

A species of  ocean plankton, is heading for extinction as it struggles to adapt to changes in sea temperature. And it may take local fisheries with it. Research led by Deakin University (Warrnambool, Australia) and Swansea University (UK) has found that a species of cold water plankton in the North Atlantic, that is a vital food source for fish such as cod and hake, is in decline...
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Study finds that European fish stocks are poised for recovery

The results of a major international effort to assess the status of dozens of European fish stocks find that many of those stocks in the northeast Atlantic are being fished sustainably today and that, given time, those populations should continue to recover. The findings, reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on July 18, come as surprisingly good news amid widespread...
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Developing techniques for tuna aquaculture

Swimming around and around in a 20,000 gallon tank at the University of Rhode Island’s Bay Campus are several large yellowfin tuna captured last autumn about 100 miles off the Rhode Island coast. The fish are part of the first effort in the United States to breed tuna in a land-based aquaculture facility to meet the growing demand for one of the ocean’s top predators. ...
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Sharks are worth more in the ocean than in a bowl of soup

Sharks are worth more in the ocean than in a bowl of soup, according to researchers from the University of British Columbia. A new   study , published today in   Oryx – The International Journal of Conservation , shows that shark ecotourism currently generates more than US$314 million annually worldwide and is expected to more than double to US$780 million in the next...
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Why we need to put the fish back into fisheries

Overfishing has reduced fish populations and biodiversity across much of the world's oceans. In response, fisheries are increasingly reliant on a handful of highly valuable shellfish. However, new research by the University of York shows this approach to be extremely risky. The ecological effects of intensive fishing. From left to right, fishing effort increases over time. As a...
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New era of fisheries policy needed to secure nutrition for millions

Securing the critical contribution of wild fish stocks to food and nutrition security in the developing world depends on better governance and management of the fisheries sector. Fish is a key source of animal protein, fatty acids, vitamins, and micronutrients like iron and zinc that contribute to a balanced diet, and is a particularly important food source in many developing countries....
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