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Evidence of overfishing on Great Barrier Reef

( —Sea cucumber fishing in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park shows worrying signs of being unsustainable. Many species being targeted are endangered and vulnerable to extinction, as determined by the International ...

dateOct 15, 2013 in Ecology
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Fisheries nations set to discuss bluefin tuna

(AP)—After defeating a proposal in 2010 to ban the export of an endangered fish that is a key ingredient of sushi, Japan and Asian nations argued it should be left to quota-setting international fisheries bodies to bring ...

dateNov 10, 2012 in Ecology
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Study proves that one extinction leads to another

When a carnivore becomes extinct, other predatory species could soon follow, according to new research. Scientists have previously put forward this theory, but a University of Exeter team has now carried out the first experiment ...

dateAug 15, 2012 in Ecology
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Google Earth reveals untold fish catches

Large fish traps in the Persian Gulf could be catching up to six times more fish than what's being officially reported, according to the first investigation of fish catches from space conducted by University of British Columbia ...

dateNov 26, 2013 in Ecology
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