Tag Archive for 'fisheries'

Fisheries Committee of European Parliament votes to reform Common Fisheries Policy

December 24th, 2012 by Seas at Risk

The Fisheries Committee of the European Parliament voted on 18 December 2012 to reform the Common Fisheries Policy. MEPs expressed their desire for a more sustainable European fisheries by voting to restore fish stocks to healthy levels, set fishing limits according to scientific advice, and end discards. Dr Monica Verbeek, Seas At Risk Executive Director, […]

Threats to the Ocean of Life and what must be done to restore it

May 28th, 2012 by Allen Lane

In Ocean of Life we get a panoramic tour beneath the seas: Why do currents circulate the way do? Where exactly do they go? How has the chemistry of the oceans changed? How polluted are we making them? Above all, Professor Roberts reveals the richness of their life, and how it has altered over the […]

Habitat provided by sea wind farms can enhance some fish populations

April 13th, 2012 by Technical University of Denmark

The first Danish study into how one of the worlds largest wind farms affects marine life is now completed. It shows that the wind turbines and the fish live quite happily together. Indeed some species of fish have actually increased in number. As work is just beginning on Denmark’s newest and so far largest offshore […]

Impact of ocean acidification on global fisheries

February 19th, 2012 by The University of British Columbia

Adding ocean acidification and deoxygenation into the mix of climate change predictions may turn “winner” regions of fisheries and biodiversity into “losers,” according to research produced by the University of British Columbia scientists. Previous projections have suggested the effects of warmer water temperature would result in fish moving pole-ward and deeper towards cooler waters – […]

Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua, have their own shipwreck home and leave the wreck to forage for food

July 9th, 2011 by Technical University of Denmark

Adult Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua, choose ‘their own’ local shipwreck, which they swim back to faithfully day after day. This is just one of the results from research using acoustic tags which has yielded new insights into what Atlantic cod get up to below the surface of the sea. When PhD student Junita D. Karlsen […]

Removing predatory fish and fishing down the food web impacting aquatic ecosystems globally

February 20th, 2011 by The University of British Columbia

Predatory fish such as cod, tuna, and groupers have declined by two-thirds over the past 100 years, while small forage fish such as sardine, anchovy and capelin have more than doubled over the same period, according to University of British Columbia researchers. Led by Prof. Villy Christensen of UBC’s Fisheries Centre, a team of scientists […]

Acid Test: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification

October 12th, 2009 by Richard Lord

ACID TEST, a film produced by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), was made to raise awareness about the largely unknown problem of ocean acidification, which poses a fundamental challenge to life in the seas and the health of the entire planet. Like global warming, ocean acidification stems from the increase of carbon dioxide in […]

First record of a two-banded sea bream, Diplodus vulgaris, in Guernsey waters

January 29th, 2009 by Richard Lord

Commercial fisherman Steve Fallaize caught a two-banded sea bream, Diplodus vulgaris, in a gill net set one mile off L’Ancresse off Guernsey’s north coast. The net was set overnight and the fish was landed on the 29 January 2009.