Tag: "marlin" at biology news
Blue marlin in gulf have high mercury levels, A&M study shows
...STON, Sept. 10, 2004 As sport fishes go, the blue marlin
is a king of sorts highly prized for its beautifu...at's the good news. The bad news is that many blue marlin
caught in the Gulf of Mexico contain 20 to 30 times the acceptable levels of mercury. Texas A&M Univ...
New paper in Science introduces revolutionary new paradigm for fishery management
...s over 90 percent of the annual mortality of white marlin
to the tuna and swordfish longline fisheries. Although moving to ecosystem-based fishery management will not be easy, the report's authors stress that it should begin immediately, because the potential benefits trump the status quo of species-focused...
New Seascape initiative stretches from Costa Rica to Ecuador and protects key marine habitats
...ge, predatory fish populations including tuna and marlin
have disappeared. In addition, 75 percent of all commercial fish populations have either collapsed or are approaching collapse. Despite these trends, marine conservation lags far behind terrestrial initiatives. While about 12 percent of the Earth's...
Nature cover story - Only 10% of all large fish are left in global ocean
...both open ocean species including tuna, swordfish, marlin
and the large groundfish such as cod, halibut, ska... one tenth of what it was before. "From giant blue marlin
to mighty bluefin tuna, and from tropical groupers to Antarctic cod, industrial fishing has scoured ...