Closing recreational fishing areas for shorter times could benefit fish and fishermen
US studies humpback whale endangered list removal
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has launched a review of whether it should take North Pacific humpback whales off the endangered species list.
High-Tech fishing net finalist for Dyson Award
Lake researchers find fishermen a good resource for limnology
Deadly sea snake has a doppelganger
(Phys.org)—Scientists have discovered that the lethal beaked sea snake is actually two species with separate evolutions, which resulted in identical snakes.
Biologists fish for reasons behind endangered grouper's comeback
In the waters along Florida's east and west coasts, Florida State University marine biologists are collecting new data on the once severely overfished Atlantic goliath grouper, a native species that is making ...
Fishermen clean ocean of lost crabbing gear
California's rugged North Coast lays claim to one of the state's most valuable commercial fisheries: Dungeness crab. Millions of pounds of this meaty delicacy are pulled in each year from Morro Bay to the ...
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 ...
Record radiation in fish off Japan nuclear plant
A pair of greenlings have shown the highest level of radioactive caesium detected in fish and shellfish caught in waters off Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, its operator said Tuesday.
Fishermen join scientists to track estuary black bream
Recreational fishermen are helping researchers in an ambitious three-year study to find out more about the popular black bream (Acanthopagrus butcheri) fish species.
Pelicans most at risk from fishing tackle injuries
South Australia's recreational fishermen are more likely to snag pelicans than any other marine birds, who are often the victim of fishing line and hook entanglements, according to new research.
Professor identifies oldest and youngest stag-moose in North America
Matthew Hill has identified countless bones found by farmers, fishermen, rock hounds and heavy equipment operators. Most of the remains turn out to be deer, bison, horse or cow bones, or simply odd looking ...
New research reveals why fishermen keep fishing despite dwindling catches
Half of fishermen would not give up their livelihood in the face of drastically declining catches according to research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA).
Thousands of birds found dead on Chile beaches
About 2,000 birds were found dead on beaches in central Chile, a natural history museum director said Friday, accusing fishermen of snagging them in their nets and letting them drown.