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Fish stock exploitation has declinedWorld Fishing | 11 Dec 2013
ICES has concluded that exploitation of fish stocks in the Northeast Atlantic has declined significantly during the last decade.
NZ eel fisheries up for reviewWorld Fishing | 11 Dec 2013
A comprehensive assessment is to be carried out on the current status of New Zealand's eel population, after an independent review revealed their numbers are up after years of decline.
Forage Fish Interactions: a symposium on "Creating the tools for ecosystem-based management of marin...Oxford Journals | 11 Dec 2013
Forage fish (FF) have a unique position within marine foodwebs and the development of sustainable harvest strategies for FF will be a critical step in advancing and implementing the broader, ecosystem-based management of marine systems. In all, 70 scientists from 16 nations gathered for a symposium on 12–14 November 2012 that was designed to address three key questions regarding the effective management of FF and their ecosystems.
Mining the Abysstheglobalmail.org | 10 Dec 2013
Pacific islanders have always been sustained by the ocean. Might it now make them rich – and at what cost?
Hydropower plants kill thousands of eelsWorld Fishing | 10 Dec 2013
Following recent reports from ICES and HELCOM classifying several species of eel as critically endangered, Oceana says that aside from fishing, hydropower plants are also killing hundreds of thousands of eels every year.
Roaming sharks go home to give birthBBC | 06 Dec 2013
Researchers find direct evidence that female lemon sharks go back to their own birthplace to reproduce. The researchers say it strengthens the argument for restrictions on fishing at specific sites.
Inside a mermaid's purseGuardian Unlimited | 05 Dec 2013
A poetic intersection between life and science, art and photography.
Rising ocean acidification leads to anxious fishWorld Fishing | 05 Dec 2013
New research combining marine physiology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and behavioural psychology has revealed a surprising outcome from increased levels of carbon dioxide in the oceans - anxious fish.
Asda pledges to ban bycatchWorld Fishing | 05 Dec 2013
UK retailer Asda has pledged to eradicate bycatch from the fisheries that supply its seafood.
CITES Announces New Web Resource on Sharks and Raysbiodiversity-l.iisd.org | 04 Dec 2013
22 November 2013: The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) has announced the establishment of a web section on sharks and manta rays.
Call for GM salmon labellingWorld Fishing | 04 Dec 2013
In the midst of the ongoing debate in the US on the introduction of genetically modified transgenic salmon, Marine Harvest and WWF-Norway have said that if GM salmon is approved for human consumption then it must be labelled as such.
Marine reserves enhance resilience to climate changeEurekAlert | 01 Dec 2013
(University of Southampton) A new study, led by a University of Southampton scientist, highlights the potential for fish communities in marine reserves to resist climate change impacts better than communities on fished coasts.
Concern over status of aggregating fish species in the CaribbeanThe Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations | 29 Nov 2013
The spawning aggregations of groupers and snappers in the Caribbean - the reproductive gatherings necessary to create the next generation - help maintain healthy stocks of these species, but are currently being heavily fished, causing significant reductions.
Sainsbury's admits New Zealand jellied eels were mislabelled as BritishGuardian Unlimited | 28 Nov 2013
Sainsbury's has admitted misleading shoppers by selling jellied eels on its fish counters as "British" when they actually came from New Zealand. The supermarket owned up after the Angling Trust, which represents the UK's anglers, complained that shoppers were being misled.
Shark attack: Western Australia may change law to allow limited cullGuardian Unlimited | 26 Nov 2013
The Western Australian government may change laws so sharks lingering near the southwest coast can be killed. Some surfers have demanded a shark cull after another fatal attack at the weekend and the premier, Colin Barnett, says options are being considered.
Report: Unreported trade of bluefin tunaWorld Fishing | 26 Nov 2013
A new WWF study has found that between 2000 and 2010 the equivalent of 18,704 tons of live bluefin tuna were traded via Panama without being reported to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT).
The stealth tax that says to hell with North Sea cod stocks (opinion)Guardian Unlimited | 25 Nov 2013
It's a stealth tax about which the government has kept very quiet. When you hear the details, you will know why. I doubt whether one in a thousand people is aware that it exists. Every time you buy fish in the UK, you pay a fee to support an organisation which opposes campaigns to protect fish stocks and marine ecosystems.
Genome scale view of great white shark uncovers unexpected and distinctive featuresEurekAlert | 19 Nov 2013
(Nova Southeastern University) A new study by scientists from Nova Southeastern University's Save Our Seas Shark Research Centre and Cornell University published in final form today in the journal BMC Genomics now undertakes the first large-scale exploration of the great white shark's genetic repertoire, and comes up with unexpected findings.