News tagged with fishing areas

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 ...

dateJul 17, 2012 in Ecology
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Oil versus fish in idyllic Norwegian islands

Looking for oil outside your front door may sound exciting, but in the idyllic Arctic archipelago of Lofoten, one of Norway's best fishing areas, the prospect of the black gold has sparked heated debate.

dateMar 02, 2012 in Environment
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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.

dateJun 14, 2011 in Ecology
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'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.

dateApr 27, 2011 in Evolution
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Fish know to avoid the spear

Fish are not as dumb as people sometimes think: marine scientists have found that fish that are regularly hunted with spearguns are much more wary and keep their distance from fishers.

dateMar 21, 2011 in Ecology
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Health check for fish

Fish in fish farms are exposed to very high health risks. Owing to the cramped conditions, pathogens quickly spread. In future, wireless miniature sensors implanted under the skin of the fish will help to ...

dateJul 01, 2010 in Ecology
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Biologists save fish after landslide

(AP) -- A gigantic landslide that buried a highway, uprooted homes and rerouted a river in Washington state's Cascade Range left hundreds of smaller victims: fish.

dateNov 20, 2009 in Ecology
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