Tag: "fisheries" at biology news
Walleye fishery threatened; Puerto Rico aquaculture, calling ALVIN on ocean bottom
... project should pave the way for clean, economical fisheries
operations in the Caribbean. CONTACT : Alexis Cabarcas, Puerto Rico Sea Grant, University of Puerto Rico Marine Sciences Department, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ; 787-832-4040 ext. 5491 Dallas Alston, Puerto Rico Sea Grant, University of Puert...
North Atlantic swordfish stocks nearly recovered
...ws that good science can go hand-in-hand with good fisheries
management," said Dr. Ellen Pikitch, director of WCS's Marine Programs. "This is an incredible victory for conservationists, commercial fishermen, consumers, and -- of course -- swordfish." WCS began working to protect swordfish in 1999, when it pro...
Clay sprays control HABS; disease may affect more than salmon
... Gary Graham Named to Panel Texas Sea Grant marine fisheries
specialist Gary Graham has been appointed the Nati...ess issues promoting cooperative and collaborative fisheries
research programs between the academic community and NOAA Fisheries. For more information contact G...
Breeding programs should incorporate mate choice
The breeding programs widely used to supplement fisheries
and conserve endangered species may be flawed. The problem is that while animals usually choose their mates in the wild, they typically do not get a choice when bred in captivity. The benefits of mate choice can include increased resistance to diseas...
Virginia Tech wildlife sciences professor improves sheep counts in Grand Canyon
...ons in search of hidden sheep," adds Virginia Tech fisheries
and wildlife sciences graduate student, Daniel Lee. "The nights were spent camping under the stars." A group of 18-20 other scientists joined Vaughan on the rafting trip. Those researchers were doing a Mexican Spotted Owl search, mule/deer pellet sur...
Professor develops strategies to control exotic plant species
...ant species, Jim Parkhurst, associate professor of fisheries
and wildlife in the College of Natural Resources at Virginia Tech, has been developing strategies for citizens and government agencies to control the exotic species invading America's ecosystems. According to the Federal Interagency Committee on Nox...
Shark fin soup: Scientists now can tell which kind of shark
...entification method has big implications for shark fisheries
and trade monitoring," said Dr. Ellen K. Pikitch, ...le to get a glimpse into the impact that high seas fisheries
are having on wild shark populations. Further this test can serve as a model for a wide array of co...
Marine biodiversity essential to preserving species
...many of the fish species most commonly targeted by fisheries
are marine predators. In particular, this study c...cluding those sought in commercial or recreational fisheries
outside the reserves....
New threat to commercial fishing
...ut a warning that could force a rethink to current fisheries
management and the research focus into sustainable...marine species and their possible implications for fisheries
management and conservation," he says....
Applying ecosystem services
...n water, absorption of pollutants, and habitat for fisheries
and agriculture, "will inform economic activity in the future." Working with industry and environmental groups, Davis helped create standards for forest management, drafting a wood procurement policy for the second largest purchaser of wood products...
U.S. takes first step toward protecting endangered beluga sturgeon
...s include habitat loss and pollution. "In a recent fisheries
survey in the Caspian Sea, only 28 beluga sturgeon...enforcement programs that will support sustainable fisheries
are adopted. If consumers do buy caviar, better choices include environmentally sound farmed varieti...
Changing fish body shapes give clues to environmental factors
...Thom DeWitt, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station fisheries
researcher and Texas A&M University Sustainable Coastal Margins Program member. "We are learning about how man's impact on the environment is causing changes in body shape in fishes, and ultimately that could be important in conservation and manageme...
Big fish not always best, sounds might mean hurricanes and Hawaii tsunami safety
...increased. Conover makes two suggestions to manage fisheries
for sustainable harvest over the long haul: 1) A rethinking of the reliance of minimum-size restrictions as a basic management tool; 2) the establishment of no-take reserves or marine protected areas that may, if properly designed, provide for the ma...
A fish-eye view of management through an evolutionary lens
...he productivity of harvested populations. Managing fisheries
is a challenging balancing act between sustaining ...e authors maketwo suggestions about how to manage fisheries
for sustainable harvest overthe long haul: 1. a rethinking of reliance of minimum size restriction a...
Molecular study questions Pfiesteria's link to coastal fish kills, threat to public health
... a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fisheries
research biologist at the Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research in Beaufort, N.C., said subsequent funding from the Beaufort Laboratory helped his study team develop the molecular tools to detect and monitor Pfiesteria. Study co-author an...
Dispatches and images available: Human impact on giant panda habitat
...ina. Jianguo (Jack) Liu, an associate professor of fisheries
and wildlife at Michigan State is leading the research team, which is partially funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Liu received an award from NSF's Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program in 1997 for his work on panda habita...
Bacterial control of zebra mussels, low power radio
...ics to be covered include the law and economics of fisheries
regulations in Rhode Island, clarifying marine aquaculture legal rights, search and seizure of fishi...
URI oceanographers test method to control metamorphosis in summer flounder
...er represent important commercial and recreational fisheries
in Rhode Island waters. A common problem when culturing summer flounder is that faster growing fish metamorphose and settle first and often eat their slower growing siblings. In a recent issue of Aquaculture, URI biological oceanographers Steven Gavl...
Horseshoe crabs survival rate after biomedical bleeding is high
...l. Elizabeth A. Walls, while a graduate student in fisheries
and wildlife sciences; Jim Berkson, assistant professor in fisheries
and wildlife sciences; and Stephen A. Smith, professor in biomedical sciences; reviewed the general ...
Sea Grant News: Caulerpa, DNA water quality detectives, Kayaking in Maine
...m Extension Agent Christine Woolaway, and New York fisheries
expert Edmund Sanders. Woolaway was selected for h...eing a strong advocate of Great Lakes research and fisheries
management issues. SEA GRANT CALENDAR SPOTLIGHT: THE MERCURY FORUM-MAY 20-21, 2002 Sponsored by Miss...
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