When it comes to preventing whale entanglements, the simplest solution is often the most effective: reducing the number of traps in the water.
Fish aggregating devices (FADs) are floating rafts used to concentrate fish. They are controversial for reasons we discuss in this post.
Yet another critique of the poor science in Sala et al. 2021 – the most covered fisheries research of the last decade.
Seafood from bottom trawling can have a lower impact than other types of animal protein–especially when it comes from a well-managed fishery.
Remember the headlines claiming fishing released as much carbon as airline travel? Those claims are Officially Bogus with the release of a new paper.
A new study provides the first-ever nationwide assessment of non-federally managed fisheries in the United States.
Medoff et al. 2022 claims that the largest MPA in the U.S. benefited both tuna populations and fishermen via spillover. However, the science does not stand up to careful scrutiny and we doubt their results.
Researchers find that the Phoenix Islands Protected Area did not meaningfully boost tuna populations.
Oceanic tunas, billfishes and some sharks are showing great improvement in their IUCN Red List conservation status but more work is needed.
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