Global fishing threatens endangered sharks
Western Australian researchers are conducting a global initiative to evaluate the importance of sharks for conservation and economic development, in a bid to slow global declines in shark numbers.
Florida won't repeat public python hunt next year
Florida won't be repeating a public hunt meant to reduce the population of invasive Burmese pythons in the Everglades.
For fish and rice to thrive in Yolo Bypass, 'just add water'
From a fish-eye view, rice fields in California's Yolo Bypass provide an all-you-can-eat bug buffet for juvenile salmon seeking nourishment on their journey to the sea. That's according to a new report detailing ...
Jellyfish exterminator robot developed
A team led by KAIST Civil and Environmental Engineering Department's Professor Hyeon Myeong has just finished testing the cooperative assembly robot for jellyfish population control, named JEROS, in the field.
Europe-wide studies into cormorant-fishery conflicts published
Findings from a major Europe-wide study into cormorant-fishery conflicts were published this week, providing one of the most detailed ecological and socio-economic investigations of these fish-eating birds, ...
Improving salmon's success in the wild and aquaculture
Have you ever been stressed and forgot what you were doing? Chronic mild stress may explain why many salmon don´t return to our rivers and why 20% of salmon production is lost every year.
Researchers turn to cannons to save elusive birds
Wildlife researchers on Cape Cod are tagging some of the elusive shorebirds known as red knots.
Study suggests overfishing of sharks is harming coral reefs
A team of scientists from Canada and Australia have discovered that the decline in shark populations is detrimental to coral reefs.
Tiny number of Asian carp could be big problem for the Great Lakes
(Phys.org) —A tiny number of Asian carp could establish a population of the invasive fish in the Great Lakes, according to new research from the University of Waterloo.
In whole-lake experiment, have invasive crayfish met their match?
Four years ago, UW-Madison researchers wrapped up a multi-year effort to dramatically reduce the population of a destructive invasive species in a northern Wisconsin lake.
Pacific nations agree to cut bluefin tuna catches
Asia-Pacific fishing nations and territories agreed on Thursday to cut catches of young bluefin tuna by 15 percent, with an agreement environmentalists said would not stop overfishing.
Evidence that disproves a long-standing assumption about fish development gives insight into evolution of skeletons
A Singapore-based research team has used fluorescent labeling of embryonic cell populations to pinpoint the origin of scales and fins in modern-day fish. These tissues are evolutionary relics of the first ...
Sterile farmed salmon can reduce genetic impact on wild fish
Interbreeding between escaped farmed salmon and their wild counterparts is a major headache for the aquaculture industry. Now Norwegian fish farming companies are raising one million sterile salmon in sea ...
Call for 'citizen scientists' to help protect sea turtles
'Citizen scientists' can help protect endangered green sea turtles by observing and gathering information about them, according to a PhD student from The University of Western Australia's Oceans Institute.