Sustainable fisheries
A conventional idea of a sustainable fishery is that it is one that is harvested at a sustainable rate, where the fish population does not decline over time because of fishing practices. Sustainabilit...
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Squids And Octopuses — The ‘Weeds Of The Sea’ — Are On The Rise
While humans were busy wrecking the ocean, cephalopods were taking advantage. I for one welcome our cephalopod overlords. The number of cephalopods — squid, octopus and other squishy sea aliens — has ...
Ocean Plastic Could Be Found In 99 Percent Of Seabird Species By 2050
Humans are dumping so much plastic debris into the water that by 2050 nearly every single seabird species could have some of it in their gut. In a study published Monday, researchers from the Commonwe...
Better Estimates Of Worldwide Mercury Pollution
New findings show Asia produces twice as much mercury emissions as previously thought. Once mercury is emitted into the atmosphere from the smokestacks of power plants, the pollutant has a complicated...
Visualising 268,000 tonnes of floating plastic in the world's ocean - National - NZ Herald News
Data visualisation and the guest data blog post by dumpark . A recent study on marine plastic pollution published in the journal PlosOne estimates that some 5.25 trillion plastic particles weighi...
Overfishing
Overfishing is a form of overexploitation where fish stocks are reduced to below acceptable levels. Overfishing can occur in water bodies of any size, such as ponds, rivers, lakes or oceans, and can r...
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Environmental effects of fishing
The environmental impact of fishing includes issues such as the availability of fish, overfishing, fisheries, and fisheries management; and issues around the impact of fishing on other elements of the...
Environmental effects of fishing - Wikipedia
Destructive fishing practices
The phrase destructive fishing practices (or DFPs) has been featured in international fisheries literature for around three decades. No widely accepted definition of the phrase exists, and this will a...
Fishing down the food web
Fishing down the food web is the process whereby fisheries in a given ecosystem, "having depleted the large predatory fish on top of the food web, turn to increasingly smaller species, finally ending ...
Fishing down the food web - Wikipedia
Fisheries and climate change
Rising ocean temperatures and ocean acidification are radically altering aquatic ecosystems. Climate change is modifying fish distribution and the productivity of marine and freshwater species. This h...
Fisheries and climate change - Wikipedia
Marine pollution
Marine pollution occurs when harmful, or potentially harmful, effects result from the entry into the ocean of chemicals, particles, industrial, agricultural and residential waste, noise, or the spread...
Marine pollution - Wikipedia
Fish diseases and parasites
Like humans and other animals, fish suffer from diseases and parasites. Fish defences against disease are specific and non-specific. Non-specific defences include skin and scales, as well as the mucus...
Fish diseases and parasites - Wikipedia
Harmful algal bloom
An algal bloom is a rapid increase or accumulation in the population of algae (typically microscopic) in a water system. Cyanobacteria blooms are often called blue-green algae. Algal blooms may occur ...
Harmful algal bloom - Wikipedia
Mercury in fish
Fish and shellfish concentrate mercury in their bodies, often in the form of methylmercury, a highly toxic organic compound of mercury. Fish products have been shown to contain varying amounts of heav...
Mercury in fish - Wikipedia
Fisheries management
Fisheries management draws on fisheries science in order to find ways to protect fishery resources so sustainable exploitation is possible. Modern fisheries management is often referred to as a gover...
Marine protected area
Marine protected areas (MPA) are protected areas of seas, oceans or large lakes. MPAs restrict human activity for a conservation purpose, typically to protect natural or cultural resources.Marine reso...
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Salmon farming issues
The aquaculture of salmonids is the farming and harvesting of salmonids under controlled conditions for both commercial and recreational purposes. Salmonids (particularly salmon and steelhead), along ...
Salmon farming issues - Wikipedia
Sustainable seafood advisory lists and certification
Sustainable seafood advisory lists and certification are programs aimed at increasing consumer awareness of the environmental impact and sustainability of their seafood purchasing choices. California-...
Sustainable seafood advisory lists and certification - Wikipedia
Squids And Octopuses — The ‘Weeds Of The Sea’ — Are On The Rise
While humans were busy wrecking the ocean, cephalopods were taking advantage. I for one welcome our cephalopod overlords. The number of cephalopods — squid, octopus and other squishy sea aliens — has ...
Ocean Plastic Could Be Found In 99 Percent Of Seabird Species By 2050
Humans are dumping so much plastic debris into the water that by 2050 nearly every single seabird species could have some of it in their gut. In a study published Monday, researchers from the Commonwe...
Better Estimates Of Worldwide Mercury Pollution
New findings show Asia produces twice as much mercury emissions as previously thought. Once mercury is emitted into the atmosphere from the smokestacks of power plants, the pollutant has a complicated...
Sustainable seafood
Sustainable seafood is seafood that is either caught or farmed in ways that consider the long-term vitality of harvested species and the well-being of the oceans. It was first promoted through the sus...
Sustainable seafood - Wikipedia
Fisheries Law Centre
The Fisheries Law Centre (FLC) is a grassroots non-profit research centre headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. Although FLC is based in Canada, its outreach is global with researchers located in many c...
Fisheries Law Centre - Wikipedia
Friend of the Sea
Friend of the Sea is a project for the certification and promotion of seafood from sustainable fisheries and sustainable aquaculture. It is the only certification scheme which, with the same logo, cer...
Friend of the Sea - Wikipedia