Fisheries in the U.S. and other parts of the developed world have provided a blueprint for successful fisheries management globally, according to
Best-selling author and lifelong fisherman Paul Greenberg spent a year eating only fish – no terrestrial animal protein – for every meal
Sacred Cod: The Fight for a New England Tradition, a documentary that premiered last month on the Discovery Channel, “chronicled the collapse
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
A recent paper in Science introduced a new database for researchers to use to quantify the environmental impacts of food around the world. Every kind of food has an environmental cost – what is best for the planet?
The relationship between food and environment is one of the most important conservation issues in the anthropocene. Comparing and quantifying environmental impacts of different foods is important to guide agricultural policy and empower consumer choice. A new paper does just that.
A new paper projects how warming ocean temperatures will affect the geographic distribution of 686 commercially important species around North America. Species migration and shifting home ranges have serious implications for natural resource management, particularly fisheries.
A new paper mapped the effects of future emissions on marine protected areas (MPAs) around the world. The results were unsurprising—climate change threatens every MPA (and indeed every part of the ocean), with a range of impacts.
In-depth coverage of particular fisheries
A new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science shows that there is a triple bottom line, that abundance, catch and profit
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.
Two fishery scientists help explain the difference between allometric and isometric scaling to show why the recent claim that overharvesting of BOFFFFs has created significant fish stock depletion is missing a key metric – F40%.
A few weeks ago in Puget Sound, a net pen used for farming Atlantic salmon broke and allowed over 150,000 salmon to escape. Fear of
Mark Kurlansky, author of the seminal fishery history book, Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World, recently contributed to The Guardian
A paper published last week titled, Global marine fisheries discards: A synthesis of reconstructed data, concludes that commercial fishermen have thrown away (discarded) about 10%