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Trawl bycatch could exceed the catch quota for crab fleet
The Great Lakes are a freshwater ecosystem rich with aquatic life, but researchers warn of one dying breed — Ontario fishermen who were once prominent fixtures in their coastal communities
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced a disaster declaration for the 2019 Atlantic herring fishery on Monday, Nov. 22.
The Maine Department of Marine Resources on November 18 said it could take two weeks for lobster fishermen to remove their gear from roughly 967 square miles of the Gulf of Maine.
Hundreds of fish of all species died and were dragged last Friday to the coastal coast of the municipality of Sabana de la Mar in Hato Mayor until reaching Miches, in El Seibo, for unknown causes.
The size of undersea creatures seemed to follow a strange but stable pattern—until industrial fishing came along.
A grilling on fish that is taken as bycatch didn’t satisfy the appetites of a bipartisan group of Alaska legislators at a special hearing on Nov. 15 by the House Fisheries Committee.
Menhaden (commonly known as bunker or pogy) are considered one of the most important fish in the sea. They are a type of forage fish, or filter feeders, mitigating harmful algal blooms while also being a vital food source for whales, striped bass, redfish, eagles, osprey and many other animals.
A federal appeals court reinstated NMFS’ seasonal closure of a 967-square mile rectangle in the Gulf of Maine to lobster gear, ruling a lower court went too far in delaying the agency’s rule to protect endangered right whales from entanglements.
The new rules are meant to protect the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale by modifying lobster gear to reduce instances of whale entanglement.
KLAMATH, Calif. — The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has announced $2.7 million in funding for projects aimed at helping coho salmon in the Klamath River basin.
Investment will help stabilize and grow Maine’s iconic seafood industry and keep Maine people working on our waters and waterfronts
North Coast state Sen. Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg), chair of the state Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture, led the 48th annual Zeke Grader Fisheries Forum on Thursday. The nearly six-hour discussion focused on California fisheries’ most pertinent challenges, ranging from drought impacts, threatened salmon species, and the upcoming Dungeness crab fishing season.
Alaskans have learned the hard way how to keep fish stocks healthy in a state where fishermen and environmentalists work together to protect the resource.
What Is Happening? An increased focus on climate change and environmental stewardship is rapidly changing the legal and regulatory landscape affecting the fisheries and aquaculture industries, and agencies and legislators aim to address the challenges and opportunities that affect these industries.
The southern resident killer whale population, three pods of orcas that ply the coastal waters between Monterey, California, and Vancouver Island, British Columbia, has dwindled to only 73 members. Scientists believe this endangered species, which relies almost exclusively on Chinook — or king — salmon, which are also in steep decline, is basically starving its way to extinction.
The climate crisis is impacting all aspects of people's lives, from rising temperatures outsides, to food supply, to even the money in people's wallets. And it's particularly worrying Maine residents who rely on consistent climates for a living - and their identity.
The oceans once held what humans considered to be a limitless supply of fish—populations were so abundant that it was nearly inconceivable that the waters would ever run out.
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Gulf Council) voted to reduce the daily bag limit last week. It imposed a per vessel limit on cobia, a coastal migratory pelagic species that northern Gulf Coast anglers have landed infrequently in recent years.
HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 3 November 2021 - The combined impacts of climate change and overfishing mean Asia's fisheries are at risk of collapse in the coming decades, according to new research released today.
The start of the commercial Dungeness crab season will be delayed for the third straight year because of endangered marine animals feeding in high concentrations off the coast that could be ensnared if crabbers were permitted to set their pots.
Southeast Alaska’s salmon harvest was over four times more than last year’s, according to a preliminary report from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game released on Monday.
This past summer, fish racks, smokehouses and fish camps across the Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers and Norton Sound region in the western part of our state stood empty. Chinook and chum salmon are critical to the lifeblood of our nearly 100 regional tribal communities and are central to our cultures.
The Deep Seven designation encompasses the six snappers and one grouper most-frequently caught by bottom fishers in Hawai‘i.
Large quantities of pumice, dumped months ago by an underwater volcano, clogged dozens of ports and damaged fishing boats along the shores of Japan. informs Kyodo News.