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Revised population figures still spell doom for tuna

(PhysOrg.com) -- An international team of marine scientists, including three at Simon Fraser University, hope their latest findings about the perilous state of the world’s tuna populations do not dampen efforts to conserve ...

Dec 06, 2011
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Eco-labeled seafood is not always what it seems

When you buy what looks to be a nice piece of certified sustainable fish at the supermarket, you'd like to think that's exactly what you're getting. Unfortunately, things aren't always what they seem, according to researchers ...

Aug 22, 2011
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Small fish recover faster than large fish

In football, linebackers are usually the largest players and have the endurance required to get through a game plus overtime. But when it comes to fish, larger doesn't always mean stronger. A University of ...

Sep 21, 2011
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US keeps bluefin tuna off endangered list

The United States on Friday rejected calls to protect Atlantic bluefin tuna as an endangered species, saying that while it was worried about overfishing it did not fear imminent extinction.

May 27, 2011
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Modern fish communities live fast and die young

Fish communities in the 21st Century live fast and die young. That's the main finding of a recent study by researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society who compared fish recently caught in coastal Kenya ...

Jun 23, 2011
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Politics is driving fish stocks to collapse

Stocks of fish like cod and herring are likely to collapse within 40 years if European fisheries ministers continue to ignore scientific recommendations on how much fish should be caught each year, warn researchers.

Nov 15, 2011
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Increased protection urgently needed for tunas

For the first time, all species of scombrids (tunas, bonitos, mackerels and Spanish mackerels) and billfishes (swordfish and marlins) have been assessed for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Of the 61 known species, ...

Jul 07, 2011
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Heritable variation discovered in trout behaviour

Populations of endangered salmonids are supported by releasing large quantities of hatchery-reared fish, but the fisheries' catches have continued to decrease. Earlier research has shown that certain behavioural traits explain ...

Mar 13, 2014
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