A response to criticism of a recent paper that claims high seas fisheries play a negligible role in addressing global food security.
The main conclusion of Schiller et al. – that high seas fisheries play a negligible role in addressing global food security – needs to be considered with some caution. Context is important – it depends on which countries on the globe we are talking about.
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%.
In early October, Chris Oliver, NOAA Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, sent a letter to the Editor-in-Chief at Marine Policy, Dr. Hance Smith, requesting the retraction of a paper titled “Estimates of illegal and unreported seafood imports to Japan”
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.
The following comment was written by Kitty Simonds as a response to our “8 scientists talk about marine protected areas post” (you can see it