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It's all in the genes—including the tracking device

Parentage-based tagging (PBT) is an emerging genetic-based fish tagging method that involves genotyping hatchery broodstock. PBT is a passive non-invasive approach to stock identification because the parents, not the offspring, ...

dateJun 24, 2013 in Ecology
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Crews begin dismantling key California dam

For nine decades, the 10-story-high concrete dam with its rusted pipes, railings and valves has stood in the wooded canyons between the Big Sur hills and the picturesque town of Carmel, blocking the natural flows of the Carmel ...

dateJun 21, 2013 in Environment
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'Tailing' spiny lobster larvae to protect them

The commercial value of spiny lobster (Panulirus argus) in the Caribbean reaches $1 billion annually, thus making it one of the most valuable fisheries in the region. In a new study of this iconic specie ...

dateJun 13, 2013 in Ecology
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Atlantic puffins in peril in US

The Atlantic puffin population is at risk in the United States, and there are signs the seabirds are in distress in other parts of the world.

dateJun 02, 2013 in Ecology
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EU officials, lawmakers agree fisheries reform

EU officials and European lawmakers finally agreed a fisheries reform package on Thursday, winning a guarded welcome from green groups with a commitment to protect stocks and control the wasteful dumping ...

dateMay 30, 2013 in Ecology
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Are great white sharks endangered?

It's a mystery of the sea: How many great white sharks are prowling near California's surf lines? Some scientists say the population is large and healthy. Others say it is alarmingly small. No one has ever ...

dateMay 28, 2013 in Ecology
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Why we need to put the fish back into fisheries

Overfishing has reduced fish populations and biodiversity across much of the world's oceans. In response, fisheries are increasingly reliant on a handful of highly valuable shellfish. However, new research by the University ...

dateMay 20, 2013 in Ecology
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EU ministers reach deal on fisheries reform

EU ministers agreed early on Wednesday a reform of the EU's fishing quota system that must now be approved by the European Parliament, where lawmakers are set on curbing overfishing.

dateMay 15, 2013 in Ecology
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