Management & Policy

Pulse Trawling, Tradeoffs, and Managing new Technology

Pulse trawling, a new kind of technology that uses electric pulses to startle fish into nets, has less potential environmental impact than bottom trawling, but has equity concerns among fishers and ethical considerations for fish. The EU recently decided to ban the practice.

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Seafood 101

We’ve developed this guide to give you insight into every aspect of fish as food for people around the world. Click on any heading to skip ahead or click through each post—the guide was written to read like a lesson that builds on each previous installment.

Recent Research

Old-growth Fisheries

A recent paper documented widespread age truncation in key global fisheries on a new scale. However, skeptics of a correlation between biodiversity and fishery health will find holes in the authors’ conclusions.

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