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International
Fisheries

World - Tuna's Last Stand

Skipjack are the world’s most abundant tuna. They’re resilient, but can they outswim our demand for this pantry staple?

Southeast
Fisheries

FL - Why manatees are suddenly dying in Florida

Everyone likes manatees. Except, perhaps, for whoever scraped "TRUMP" into a manatee in 2020.

Mid-Atlantic
Fisheries

SC - Great white sharks feed on dead whale off Myrtle Beach coast; expert critical of fishermen

MYRTLE BEACH — As “Cottontail,” a deceased North Atlantic right whale, drifts some 15 miles off the coast of Myrtle Beach, images of great white sharks circling and feeding on it should come as no surprise — it’s simply part of the ecosystem that is usually out of sight.

International
Fisheries

World - Small-scale fishermen turn to apps and AI to tackle climate change

Digital tools allowing fishermen to share ideas and monitor catches are helping to tackle overfishing and protect livelihoods

Gulf of Mexico
Fisheries

TX - Assessing the impacts of the freeze on Texas’ fisheries

The winter storm that swept across Texas and took power, water and lives last month also hit the state’s coastal fisheries.

Northeast
Fisheries

CAN - How the feds' moderate livelihood fishing policy fell apart in Nova Scotia

Documents show DFO is surveilling Mi’kmaw communities to keep tabs on treaty fishing but has few policy options to respond

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

HI - Oahu marine protected areas offer limited protection of coral reef herbivorous fishes

Marine protected areas (MPAs) around O'ahu do not adequately protect populations of herbivorous reef fishes that eat algae on coral reefs.

Mid-Atlantic
Fisheries

USA - Continued warming of Atlantic coastal waters may enhance the spread of invasive blue catfish

A new study by researchers at William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science suggests that continued warming of Atlantic coastal waters may enhance the spread of invasive blue catfish within the Chesapeake Bay and other estuaries along the U.S. East Coast.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Fish Factor: Bristol Bay expects another big year, others poor to average salmon runs

Alaskans are preparing for another salmon season of poor to average runs to most regions. The big exception once again is at Bristol Bay, where another massive return of more than 51 million sockeyes is expected. Managers predict that surge will produce a harvest of over 36 million reds to fishermen.

Gulf of Mexico
Fisheries

TX - Early Assessments Say Bay Systems South of Galveston Bay Received Most of the Impacts From Winter Storm

Freezing events along the Texas Coast are rare, but extreme cold temperatures can be a natural cause of fish kills.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

HI - Aquarium Trade Reveals Revised EIS for West Hawaii Fishing

The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council has released a revised draft environmental impact statement with a new proposal to reopen West Hawaii’s coastal waters to commercial aquarium fishing.

International
Fisheries

World - Whale Sharks Observed Regrowing Damaged Dorsal Fins for the First Time

Some animals sustain grave injuries and may struggle to return to full health, while others, such as newts and salamanders, possess a remarkable ability to regenerate damaged tissues. Whale sharks may have more in common with this latter group than previously believed, with new research finding they are able to recover from injuries at an extraordinary pace, even when it involves partially amputated dorsal fins.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Conservationists, Lobstermen Alike Unhappy With Gear Rules Proposed To Protect Right Whales

In a public hearing Tuesday night, conservationists and fishermen alike roundly criticized federal regulators’ proposed changes in fishing rules to protect endangered whales from fishing gear.

Gulf of Mexico
Fisheries

TX - 'Uncommon' Species Washes up Shore at Padre Island National Seashore After Winter Storm

Sea turtles and fish weren't the only species washing ashore last week. A rare and uncommon pygmy sperm whale was found along the shore at Padre Island National Seashore on Sunday.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Governor Mills Expresses 'Grave Concern' Over Draft Right Whale Biological Opinion

On Feb. 19 The Maine Department of Marine Resources filed comments with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on the draft Biological Opinion for ten fishery management plans in the Greater Atlantic Region, focusing on the North Atlantic Right Whale.

International
Fisheries

South Africa - Anglers Take to the Skies With Drones

Durban - The legal, ethical and environment waters of drone angling are murky and heavily contested but stakeholders from all sides of the multimillion-rand industry agreed that government intervention was required.

International
Fisheries

CAN - Is Politics Getting in the Way of Rebuilding a Sustainable Fishery in Newfoundland?

They’re called the sentinel fisheries – a fleet of boats that probe the ocean off Newfoundland and Labrador looking for signs of life from the province’s once-iconic cod-fish stocks. And in recent years, they’ve been returning to the wharf with troubling news.

International
Fisheries

UK - Managing Crab and Lobster Catches Could Offer Long-Term Benefits

The UK's commercial fishing industry is currently experiencing a number of serious challenges.

Northeast
Fisheries

MA - South Shore Fisheries Received $2.9 Million in Federal Relief

South Shore fisheries hauled in $2.9 million in federal money designated for the industry last year, about 10 percent of the total received for Massachusetts.

Coastwide
Fisheries

USA - Report: Climate Change Among Threats to Recreational Fishing

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association and the AFFTA Fisheries Fund (jointly AFFTA) on Thursday released a report, “Recommendations to Improve the Health and Sustainability of America’s Marine Fisheries.”