Tag Archive for 'overfishing'

Climate change impacts threaten seafood security of Island nations

September 25th, 2012 by Oceana

Oceana, the largest international advocacy group working solely to protect the world’s oceans, has published “Ocean-Based Food Security Threatened in a High CO2 World”, which provides a ranking of nations that are most vulnerable to reductions in seafood production due to climate change and ocean acidification. While seafood is currently a primary source of protein […]

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 […]

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 […]