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North Korean ‘Ghost-Ships’ Washing Up In Japan Reveal Country’s Desperation For Food and Funds

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North Korean ‘Ghost-Ships’ Washing Up In Japan Reveal Country’s Desperation For Food and Funds

Source: NPR/Laurel Wamsley - December 7, 2017

A small wooden boat washed ashore in the Akita prefecture of Japan on Monday. Inside the ghost ship were the bodies of eight people, partially more…

Scientists and Environmentalists Welcome Arctic Ocean Fishing Ban

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Scientists and Environmentalists Welcome Arctic Ocean Fishing Ban

Source: Independent/Josh Gabbatiss - December 6, 2017

An international agreement has banned fishing in the Arctic Ocean for the next 16 years.

The deal will allow researchers time to understand the region’s unique ecosystems more…

Science Shows One in Four Pregnant Sharks and Rays Will Abort Their Young When Captured

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Science Shows One in Four Pregnant Sharks and Rays Will Abort Their Young When Captured

Source: The Guardian/Calla Wahlquist - November 6, 2017

Australian researchers have found a quarter of pregnant sharks and rays abort their pups when captured, revealing a little-known risk to the survival of the more…

A New Solution to Fix Overfishing by Understanding Supply and Demand

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A New Solution to Fix Overfishing by Understanding Supply and Demand

Source: Science Daily/University of Guelph - November 3, 2017

There are fewer fish in the sea -- literally.

Consumer demand and inadequate scientific information has led to overharvesting, reducing fish species and fish stocks more…

Campaigners Urge UK to Use Monitoring Technologies on Fishing Boats Post-Brexit

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Campaigners Urge UK to Use Monitoring Technologies on Fishing Boats Post-Brexit

Source: The Guardian/Fiona Harvey - October 27, 2017

All of the UK’s fishing fleet should be fitted with electronic monitoring technology after Brexit in order to protect fish stocks from poor management and potentially illegal landings of more…

Teaching the Kids to Fish: How a Mentorship Program Brings Scientists and Fishermen Together to Train the Next Generation

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Teaching the Kids to Fish: How a Mentorship Program Brings Scientists and Fishermen Together to Train the Next Generation

Source: Hakai Magazine/John Cappetta - October 20, 2017

Peter Halmay is 76, but retirement is the furthest thing from his mind. He works six days a week diving for sea urchins, organizing his more…

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…