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.
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
The Department of Commerce knowingly allowed overfishing of red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico. Robert Jones of EDF writes about what kinds of policy reform we need to manage this fishery better.
Successful natural resource management is dependent on good science (to inform policy) coupled with stakeholder compliance. One without the other creates conflict, causes stress, and
Fisheries in the U.S. and other parts of the developed world have provided a blueprint for successful fisheries management globally, according to a newly formed
Sacred Cod: The Fight for a New England Tradition, a documentary that premiered last month on the Discovery Channel, “chronicled the collapse of the historic
Forage fish, like anchovies and sardines, are important in reduction fisheries. According to a recent study, fishing them has little effect on forage fish predators.
A recent paper by Helvey et al. 2017 brings up an interesting issue: fishery leakage. “Leakage” is used to describe the unintended displacement of ecosystem