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New Research Finds That Official Fish Trade ‘Hugely Underestimates’ Global Catches

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New Research Finds That Official Fish Trade ‘Hugely Underestimates’ Global Catches

Source: Science Daily/University of Salford - October 10, 2017

Conservation of dwindling fish stocks is being severely hampered by poor controls on global trade, according to research published today (Monday, October 9, 2017) in Scientific more…

Big Data Helps Uncover Chinese Company Illegally Poaching Thousands of Sharks

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Big Data Helps Uncover Chinese Company Illegally Poaching Thousands of Sharks

Source: Quartz/Gwynn Guilford - October 3, 2017

Last month, Ecuadorian authorities busted a ship carrying one of the largest caches of illegally caught sharks in history. The crew of the ship has now been more…

Diversifying Catch Means More Stable Income for Fishermen

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Diversifying Catch Means More Stable Income for Fishermen

Source: Phys.org/University of Washington - September 20, 2017

Catching a diversity of fish species—instead of specializing—means more stable income for fishers.

For people who make a living by harvesting natural resources, income volatility is a more…

The Old Fish and The Sea: Overfishing Targets Larger, Older Fish Leaving Fewer in the Ocean

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The Old Fish and The Sea: Overfishing Targets Larger, Older Fish Leaving Fewer in the Ocean

Source: Hakai Magazine/Julia Rosen - September 18, 2017

Old is a relative term for fish. A sardine might be lucky to live a few years, while a rougheye rockfish can swish through the more…

Sea Shepherd Activists Detain Illegal Chinese Shark Fishing Boats for Timor-Leste Police

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Sea Shepherd Activists Detain Illegal Chinese Shark Fishing Boats for Timor-Leste Police

Source: The Guardian/Michael Slezak - September 14, 2017

The ocean activist group Sea Shepherd says it has delivered armed Timor-Lestepolice on to a Chinese-owned fishing vessel in a dawn raid and is detaining the more…

Brexit Complicates Life for French Fishermen, Leaving Many Worried About Their Future

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Brexit Complicates Life for French Fishermen, Leaving Many Worried About Their Future

Source: NPR/Joanna Kakissis - September 14, 2017

France's busiest port, Boulougne-sur-Mer, sits just across the English Channel from Britain, in the Calais region.

Seagulls glide above scores of brightly painted boats docking to unload the more…

The Captain Goes Down With His Ship: Louisiana Town to be First Submerged by Sea Level Rise, Locals Still Don’t Believe Climate Change

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The Captain Goes Down With His Ship: Louisiana Town to be First Submerged by Sea Level Rise, Locals Still Don’t Believe Climate Change

Source: The Guardian/Shannon Sims - August 22, 2017

In 50 years, the region near where I grew up, Cameron Parish in south-west Louisiana, will likely be no more. Or rather, it will exist, more…

Florida Shark-Fishing Forum Reveals Widespread Illegal Practices Despite Good Intentions

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Florida Shark-Fishing Forum Reveals Widespread Illegal Practices Despite Good Intentions

Source: National Geographic/Rachael Bale - August 17, 2017

In Florida shark fishing is a popular sport. A quick Google search turns up dozens of charter boat companies offering to take tourists out to more…

The Mile Deep Club: Scientists Brave Antarctic Winter to Catch Chilean Sea Bass in the Act

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The Mile Deep Club: Scientists Brave Antarctic Winter to Catch Chilean Sea Bass in the Act

Source: Hakai Magazine/Eloise Gibson - August 9, 2017

In the dim light of a polar winter day, a sliding hydraulic wall opens on the fishing vessel Janas, exposing two fishermen on the lower deck more…

Overfishing of Mako Sharks in Atlantic is Worse Than Thought

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Overfishing of Mako Sharks in Atlantic is Worse Than Thought

Source: Science Daily/e: Nova Southeastern University - August 8, 2017

More bad news for sharks.

A new study using satellite tracking by researchers from Nova Southeastern University's Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI), the University of more…