Category: Fisheries Bulletin

Recent happenings in sustainable seafood.

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Pulse Trawling, Tradeoffs, and Managing new Technology

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.

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Old-growth Fisheries

A recent paper documented widespread age truncation in key global fisheries on a new scale. However, skeptics of a correlation between biodiversity and fishery health will find holes in the authors’ conclusions.

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