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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.