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UMaine anthropologist wins Solon T. Kimball Award

...mic anthropology and the social science aspects of fisheries management. "In the past few years, my primary contribution has been to use 'rational choice theory' to show under what conditions groups of people will and will not develop rules to conserve the resources on which their livelihood depends," Acheso...

Health of world's sea lions the focus of Wakefield Symposium

...the abundance of sea lions is a growing concern to fisheries and conservation groups, either because fisheries are feared to threaten sea lions, or because sea lions are feared to threaten fisheries. The issues ...

Virginia Tech researchers to release findings on Smith River Project

...earch Project.Results from this study will provide fisheries managers, local citizens, anglers, and the Army Co... Project principal investigators are Virginia Tech fisheries professors, Don Orth, Tammy Newcomb, Andy Dolloff, civil and environmental engineering professor Pan...

Study in Science reveals recreational fishing takes big bite of ocean catch

...water recreational fishing catch rivals commercial fisheries for many depleted fish stocks including red snappe...ormous impact." "The large impacts of recreational fisheries surprised us, and they may startle many people, including fishermen, concerned about the health of o...

Goals unlikely to protect Gulf of Mexico shrimp industry

...t defines hypoxia and has resulted in collapses of fisheries in other parts of the world. It's important to reduce the size of the dead zone in the Gulf because the area is important habitat for shrimp and other important fin and shellfish. Hypoxia and other problems caused by excess nitrogen load are not ...

NSF awards $10 million in grants to ocean sites for long-term ecological research

...s. "The California Current System sustains active fisheries for a variety of finfish and shellfish, modulates weather patterns and the hydrologic cycle of much of the western United States, and plays a vital role in the economy of myriad coastal communities," says Taylor. Understanding the mechanism of change...

New paper in Science introduces revolutionary new paradigm for fishery management

...d is the first step toward revolutionizing the way fisheries are managed to ensure long-lasting sustainability....ays Dr. Ellen Pikitch, an internationally renowned fisheries scientist and the Executive Director and Professor with the Pew Institute for Ocean Science at the U...

Scientists find 75 percent of red snapper sold in stores is really some other species

... it influences the reporting of catch data used in fisheries management. The potential for this kind of bias in fisheries data depends on at what point in the commercial industry fish are mislabeled, which is something tha...

Scientists call for better protection for coral reefs

...per 4 focuses on the sustainable management ofreef fisheries and the global challenges these ecosystems face....

Ecosystem bounces back from hurricanes

...abitats less conducive for growth. The response of fisheries was species-dependent: There was no apparent impact of the hurricanes on commercial landings of bivalve molluscs or shrimp. In contrast, interacting effects of hurricane floodwaters in 1999 and intensive fishing pressure led to striking reductions in...

Earstones tell fishes' tale of early life in the Colorado River estuary

...can Fisheries Society, the professional society of fisheries biologists, has recently identified the species as "vulnerable," because of habitat changes in the fish's nursery area and heavy fishing pressure in fish's spawning site. Estuaries, zones where fresh river water and salty ocean water mix to form brac...

Whales, seals or men? Who stole all the fish?

... now appears that for most marine animals and most fisheries there is nothing to argue about. The first global ...how important conflicts between marine mammals and fisheries might be on a global scale. At first glance, the potential for competition seems enormous. Estimate...

Gulf of Maine Ocean Data Partnership announced

...vailable online. Participants include the federal fisheries science agencies and geologic survey organizations...r example, to combine data on trends in the ground fisheries with information about ocean temperature, currents, the sea floor, and prey to obtain a more complet...

A blueprint for US national ocean policy for the 21st Century

...other management tools to reach those goals Reform fisheries management by separating scientific assessment and allocation, improving the Regional Fishery Management Council system, and exploring the use of dedicated access privileges Accede to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea Establish an O...

Gulf marine reserves given new life

...otection afforded by the reserves spills over into fisheries production outside of the reserve boundaries. The ...species" fall under the purview of another federal fisheries division, which is expected to rule on the measures later this year....

Freeing Nemo: Aquarium owners releasing non-native fish could endanger marine ecosystems

... the chance of establishment, says Walt Courtenay, fisheries biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Gainesville, Fla., who is known around the world for his expertise on exotic fishes. He is not a co-author of the published paper. "Typically, I'd say aquarium owners are more concerned with the status o...

Three new South American fish identified

...ral student in Texas A&M University's wildlife and fisheries science department, Lopez-Fernandez's research into the fish of his homeland recently resulted in the discovery of three new species. One of them he named after his favorite Texas fish scientist Dr. Kirk O. Winemiller. The discovery of the three new...

Pollution history documented through shell remains provides tool to study ecosystem change

...ichal Kowalewski, biology professor Donald Cherry, fisheries and wildlife professor Richard Neves, and geosciences professor Madeline Schreiber. Brown, who received her undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Virginia, says she undertook the mussel study because "I'm interested in learni...

Policy review in Science calls for Bush Administration to protect wild salmon

...k," says lead author Ransom Myers, a distinguished fisheries biologist based at Dalhousie University in Canada. "The critical legal issue is what counts as a fish when trying to conserve a population. In particular, salmon in hatcheries undergo very rapid genetic and behavioral changes, and after very few gene...

Duke study gives first worldwide measure of sea turtle casualties by longline fishing

...e and extent of protected species bycatch even for fisheries in which bycatch is perceived as a pressing concern," Crowder and his colleagues wrote in their Ecology Letters research paper. "This is, in part, a consequence of limited data." In the face of those shortcomings, the Duke team mined available turtle...

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