News tagged with fishing areas

Next-generation echo sounder ready

Norwegian researchers are putting the finishing touches on a new echo sounder that provides far more information than previous versions ever could โ€“ making it much easier to identify fish and zooplankton.

Nov 08, 2012 not rated yet 0

Fisheries benefit from 400-year-old tradition

A new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society and James Cook University says that coral reefs in Aceh, Indonesia are benefiting from a decidedly low-tech, traditional management system that dates back ...

Oct 11, 2012 not rated yet 0

Alien species play havoc with fish

Researchers in Italy suggest that one of the main limits of spatially explicit forms of marine conservation, such as Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), is that they cannot protect areas from major threats, including ...

Jul 20, 2012 not rated yet 0

Refining the tool kit for sustainable fisheries

As spatial planning is used increasingly to manage fisheries and other ocean resources, researchers are working to determine the best ways to use and refine the various spatial management tools. Among them are marine protected ...

Jul 17, 2012 5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

Led by China, fish farms 'soaring'

Nearly half of the fish eaten around the world now comes from farms instead of the wild, with more foresight needed in China and other producers to limit the ecological impact, a study said on Tuesday.

Jun 14, 2011 not rated yet 0

'Explosive' evolution in pupfish

Two groups of small fish, one from a Caribbean island and one from the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico, exhibit some of the fastest rates of evolution known in any organism, according to a new UC Davis study.

Apr 27, 2011 5 / 5 (4) 9 | with audio podcast