Canada’s marine fish stocks are on a steady decline, with only a…

The Star Vancouver – The long-term decline in Canada’s fish stocks has yet to be halted, let alone reversed, despite the federal government’s commitments, according to a new report. Only one-third of the country’s marine stocks are considered “healthy” — and even those are in steady decline, the audit by non-profit charity Oceana Canada found. “The federal government is Read More…

A new way to fish

The Washington Post – For several years, biotech companies have been promising “clean” meat, “cell-based” meat, “cultured” meat — whatever you want to call it — as a way to enjoy the taste of chicken, pork and beef without the brutality of animal slaughter or the environmental damage of big agriculture. But what about fish? What about something as prized as buttery bluefin Read More…

Illegal ‘Whale Jail’ Has Been Spotted in Russia, Lifting The Lid…

Science Alert – Over 100 captured whales are being held in small, crowded enclosures in a so-called 'whale jail' off the coast of Russia, where they await suspected sale to Chinese theme parks, according to local media reports. The discovery of the marine containment facility near the city of Nakhodka in Russia's south-east is being investigated by Russian prosecutors, who are examining Read More…

Alaska’s commercial salmon harvest came in below forecast in 2018,…

Anchorage Daily News – The statewide value of Alaska's commercial salmon harvest this year was down 13 percent compared to the 2017 season, according to preliminary numbers released this month by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Fishermen caught fewer salmon compared to last year, as expected, but the harvest also fell short of the state's forecast. About 115 million salmon were Read More…

Deepwater Horizon oil spill’s dramatic effect on stingrays’…

Science Daily – It has been almost a decade since the Deepwater Horizon Oil spill. Described as the worst environmental disaster in the United States, nearly 5 million barrels of crude oil oozed into the Gulf of Mexico, severely degrading the marine ecosystem immediately surrounding the spill site and directly impacting coastal habitats along 1,773 kilometers of shoreline. About 10 million Read More…

Fish ‘FasTrak’ system shows Napa steelhead come home

Kokomo Perspective – This is a fish story about the steelhead trout that got away and then returned to Napa after a sojourn to the sea. This threatened species journeys from the freshwater they are born in to the ocean and back to fresh water to spawn. Scientists have long assumed that adult steelhead in the Napa River are Napa natives. But only this year has the Napa County Resource Read More…

How to improve aquaculture production

The Fish Site – A new aquaculture management guide, published today, offers zonal management best practice tips for sustainably-minded seafood farmers. The free guide – Best Practices for Aquaculture Management: guidance for implementing the ecosystem approach in Indonesia and beyond – was created by the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP), Conservation International, and the Read More…

You Just Flushed Something Valuable Down the Toilet

Technology Networks – You've flushed something valuable down the toilet today. Organic compounds in household sewage and industrial wastewater are a rich potential source of energy, bioplastics and even proteins for animal feed - but with no efficient extraction method, treatment plants discard them as contaminants. Now researchers have found an environmentally-friendly and cost-effective Read More…

Invasive predator alarmingly close to critical salmon habitat on…

King 5 News – An invasive predator is threatening to sink millions of dollars in salmon and steelhead recovery, and it's inching closer to creating a crisis on the Columbia River. Northern pike were thought to be over 80 miles from Grand Coulee Dam and the salmon and steelhead below. Last week, the Confederated Tribes of the Colville captured a northern pike in Lower Lake Roosevelt near Read More…

Study casts new light on fishing throughout history

Australian National University – A new study from The Australian National University (ANU) has revealed new insights into ancient fishing throughout history, including what type of fish people were regularly eating as part of their diet. The study looked at fish bones unearthed in an archaeological dig on the Indonesian island of Alor - home to the world's oldest fish-hooks ever found in Read More…