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The footprint of bottom-trawl fishing

A paper out this week in PNAS quantified the footprint of bottom trawl fishing around the world using highly-refined data for the first time. This new data should give us a better understanding of fishing impacts and improve fishery management.

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What is the Global Footprint of Fishing?

Scientists are getting closer to figuring out how much of the world’s ocean is fished, but discrepancies in the scale and interpretation of data are producing wildly different answers with contrasting conservation implications.

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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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