News tagged with fishing gear

Is fleet diversity key to sustainable fisheries?

Concern about fisheries is widespread around the world. Over the past several decades, a robust discussion has taken place concerning how to manage fisheries better to benefit ecosystems and humans. Much of the discussion ...

Oct 31, 2014
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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 ...

Sep 25, 2014
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Better science for better fisheries management

Jon Grabowski, a marine science and fisheries expert at Northeastern University's Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts, has been working with other fisheries scientists as well as economists, social ...

May 19, 2014
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Killing whales by design and default

While countries such as Japan, Norway, and Iceland often are criticized for their commercial whaling practices, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) marine biologist Michael Moore points out how the ...

Feb 14, 2014
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Automatic location of fishing gear

In the grey light of morning and squally weather a fishing boat stops its engine. The fisherman knows he is outside the baseline and has to notify the Coastguard before setting his nets. He phones the office ...

Nov 01, 2013
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Fragrant attraction brings fish to the hook

The Norwegian research institutes NOFIMA and SINTEF and newly launched company Polybait have been utilising odours from the ocean's larder to develop a cream that can be smeared on fishing gear to attract ...

Aug 22, 2013
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