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Fishing woes will cast need for aquaculture biotech
...rganization (FAO) reports that 60 to 70 percent of fisheries
in the world's oceans are threatened by over fishi...ish consumed in the world, but assuming the marine fisheries
will stay the same. Often illustrating with current research work underway, Zohar explained a list...
An "alarming" discovery for ruffe
...romone upon contact," said Sorensen, professor of fisheries
and wildlife at the University of Minnesota. "Clearly, this cue has potential for managing ruffe. The key remaining question is how effective it will be in the large open spaces of the lake," he said. Peter Maniak, Ryan Lossing, and Sorensen, al...
Giant jellies invade Gulf of Mexico threatening shrimp fishery
... jellyfish have caused major disruptions in marine fisheries
in Europe - in some cases driving out other marine...g so could have a serious effect on the commercial fisheries
on the coast," says Monty Graham, senior marine scientist and Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant-funded r...
Intriguing archaeological sites, isolated lake targets of Kuril Expedition
... and Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula. Ted Pietsch, UW fisheries
professor and curator of fishes at the UW's Burke Museum, says this is the first Kuril expedition to have a major archaeological component, following successful seasons studying the flora and fauna of the islands. All the expeditions have been funde...
Do fish farms really add to the world's supply of fish?
... international demand for seafood. But while ocean fisheries
are in decline, commercial fish farming - or aquac...ut also a contributing factor - to the collapse of fisheries
stocks around the world." Carnivorous fish "The industry is growing so rapidly that it's important ...
Where does Japan's whale meat come from?
..., points out that the Japanese surveys always send fisheries
agents who are likely to be recognised by sellers and who themselves may be biased. "It's in their interest to find nothing," says Cipriano. Morishita says the Japanese Fisheries Agency is developing a stricter system of bycatch monitoring that w...
Ney honored for fish research
John J. Ney, fisheries
science professor at Virginia Tech's College of Na...e food supply is usually the prime factor limiting fisheries
productivity in these sprawling, manmade waterbodies. Early research evaluated the pros and cons of ...
$1.5 million awarded to marine conservationists
...rgent challenges in marine ecosystem conservation, fisheries
management, marine pollution, and coastal conserva...South Australia, Australia Expanding international fisheries
performance measures for ecosystem-based management schemes. Jean Harris, Regional Marine Ecologist,...
Perry Institute for Marine Science supports Bahamas 'no take' decision
...ct the ecosystem structure and provide support for fisheries
management. PIMS operates the Caribbean Marine Research Center (CMRC) on Lee Stocking Island in the...
Algal food quality, not quantity, critical factor in healthy lake ecosystems
... have important implications for water quality and fisheries
managers, is being published in the Jan. 6 issue o...n aquatic ecosystems, providing possible tools for fisheries
managers, Müller-Navarra added. "It may even be useful to enhance the success of lake restorat...
Molecular probes link sea lion deaths to toxic algal bloom
.... These toxins can cause public health threats and fisheries
closures when transferred up the food chain, but the connection between algal blooms and marine mammal mortality has been difficult to establish. Traditional techniques used to identify the presence of potentially toxic algae work after the bloom has...
For a fish, there's no place like home, say major studies, offering key information for fisheries management
(Santa Barbara, California) Pathbreaking fisheries
research from two different oceans yielded the sam...n, thus providing important information for global fisheries
management. By studying the chemical composition and physical structure of the otolith -- the tiny ...
Stream research supports better watershed management
...rm and structure of a stream, and thenrelating the fisheries
to those habitats, we can produce better information that will assist localdecision makers," said Bruce Rhoads, a professor of geography at the U. of I. "One of our goals is todevise innovative approaches for the maintenance of stream channels that ...
UNC-CH marine scientist says hurricane could be catastrophic for Pamlico Sound
...d waters. Both commercial and recreational fisheries
could be hurt along much ofthe southeastern U.S. c...und, as thisis one of North Carolina's most prized fisheries
habitats." Because water entering the Pamlico Sound system, which also is thesecond largest ...
New DNA vaccine could fight fish disease
...f the leaders of theresearch. But Curt Endresen, a fisheries
expert at the University of Bergen inNorway, doubts if such a vaccine would be acceptable in Europe. "You are addingsomething to the fish, and that would not be popular." The problem stems from the way DNA vaccines work. Unlike most vaccines,...
Burrowing mayfly swarms signal a healthier ecosystem, USGS scientists say
...t in commercial andrecreational fisheries. "From a fisheries
perspective, burrowing mayflies are really important becausethey're a huge food resource," says Edsall. "They have a high energy content,which makes them prime fish food." Even though the insects are only available in large numbers during the two- to...
USGS scientist awarded prestigious Marine Conservation Fellowship
...als working in marine ecosystem conservation, fisheries
management, marine contamination and coastal conse... study to provide those charged with managing fisheries
and marine mammals further information on how the Bering Sea and North Pacific ecosystem works ...
Salamanders may one day monitor degradation in small streams
...says Gian L. Rocco, Ph.D.candidate in wildlife and fisheries
science. "Stream dwelling salamanderpopulations are considered generally more stable than temporary pool breedingamphibians and may offer another biological tool to assess stream habitatquality, especially where fish and bugs are absent." Wh...
Invasive fishes pose increasing threat to U.S. waters and native fishes, says USGS
...ve fish species -- including highlyvalued game and fisheries
species -- and are probably an important factor in...es Society, a professionalorganization composed of fisheries
scientists and managers dedicated to theconservation and sustainability of fisheries
and aquatic eco...
Sharks Get Porthole Of Opportunity
...weeping management plan for Atlantic and GulfCoast fisheries
signed into law on April 26, call for major cuts in bothcommercial and recreational shark-fishing quotas, including a moratorium on 19shark species considered overfished including longfin mako, Caribbean reef, anddusky sharks. For species not listed...
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