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When to fish: Timing matters for fish that migrate to reproduce

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:17:07 EST ~ A new study points to yet another human factor that is hampering the ability of fish to reproduce: the timing of our fishing seasons. The study considers how the timing of fishing efforts might disproportionately target certain fish and change the life history patterns of entire populations. Find out more...

Seagrass is a key fishing ground globally

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:38:23 EST ~ New research demonstrates that seagrass meadows are important fishing grounds all around the globe. The work highlights that there is an urgent need to start appreciating and understanding this role to be able to build more sustainable fisheries. A study examines the global extent to which these underwater meadows support fishing activity. Find out more...

Amazonian streams found teeming with fish species are lacking protection

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:24:07 EST ~ Hundreds of thousands of Amazonian streams are teeming with highly diverse populations of fish species, a new study reveals. Find out more...

Seals, birds and humans compete for fish in the Baltic Sea

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 10:47:07 EST ~ In Sweden and in other parts of Europe there are concerns that seals and birds compete with humans for fish resources. For the Baltic Sea, an international study now shows that this competition is a reality. Find out more...

Great Barrier Reef protected zones help fish in even lightly exploited areas

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 14:37:23 EST ~ Protected zones of the Great Barrier Reef benefit fish even at the relatively lightly-fished northern reefs, according to a new study. Find out more...

Deep-sea fish reveals twilight trick

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 14:37:10 EST ~ A new type of cell has been found in the eye of a deep-sea fish, and scientists say the discovery opens a new world of understanding about vision in a variety of light conditions. Scientists found the new cell type in the deep-sea pearlside fish (Maurolicus spp.), which have an unusual visual system adapted for twilight conditions. Find out more...

Has protecting marine species become a job for statisticians?

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 10:21:12 EST ~ Fishermen have no way of separating the fish they catch when they cast their nets at sea. Protected species with no market value end up being trapped and dying for no reason. In an attempt to minimize this incidental fishing, statisticians have devised a new statistical method for predicting bycatches more accurately in the future. The technique can also be applied to other research fields. Find out more...

Cleaning up aquatic pollution with mussels

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 09:23:39 EST ~ Scientists and activists alike have been looking for a solution to the problem of aquatic nutrient pollution. Now one group reports that ribbed mussels are up to the clean-up challenge. Find out more...

Fisheries given a solution to overharvesting

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 12:24:16 EDT ~ Many commercial fisheries are threatened by overharvesting. However, they can't address the problem because of inadequate scientific information, from overall population numbers to data on how fast fish grow and reproduce. Researchers have developed a model using information about landed fish catches and prices for any species. This model allows fisheries to net enough to meet rising demand while ensuring adequate income and replenishment of natural stocks. Find out more...

Fish oil or fish consumption? New recommendations for pregnant women trying to prevent childhood asthma

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 15:44:59 EDT ~ Consuming 2-3 servings of fish a week during pregnancy prevents childhood asthma just as much as fish oil supplements, say researchers. Find out more...