Environmental impact displacement is an important policy concept with implications for fisheries and food.
Is fishing happening inside MPAs? Are large MPAs ineffective? The answer to both of these questions is ‘yes’ and this paper does a good job demonstrating why.
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.
Seafood in a Global Context
People & Fish
New research shows that local populations of ocean animals are more vulnerable to global warming-induced extinction than terrestrial animals.
A recent paper looked at the environmental impact of substituting fishmeal with plant-based feed in shrimp aquaculture. The results might surprise you.
Recreational fishing and commercial fishing are usually separated in science, policy, and management. Integrating them would improve sustainability for all.
In-depth coverage of particular fisheries
Oceana’s latest seafood fraud report takes aim at reforming SIMP, however the science behind their advocacy is misleading, once again.
Dr. Kimberly Warner, a senior scientist at Oceana, responds to previous criticism of Oceana’s Seafood Fraud campaign.
Management & Policy
The United States reaffirmed itself as the global leader in sustainable fisheries with the release of NOAA’s Status of Stocks 2017, the annual report to Congress on the state of U.S. fisheries. Just 9% of stocks are subject to overfishing and 15% of stocks are overfished.
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.
Fishery management goals are to keep stakeholders happy and ensure triple bottom line success. With new protections off the coast of California, the PFMC hit a home a run: fishermen & women get to catch more rockfish on sandy bottoms and coral and sponges are protected for the future.
Recovering populations of killer whales, sea lions and harbor seals on the West Coast are eating increased numbers of Chinook salmon, and their consumption may now exceed the combined harvest by commercial and recreational fisheries, a new study finds.