commercial fisheries

Five-point plan to integrate recreational fishers into fisheries and nature conservation policy

Compared to commercial fishing, the social, economic and ecological importance of recreational fisheries is greatly underestimated in public and political…

Sea Mammals Find U.S. Safe Harbor

The committee also worried about how tuna fishing was accidentally killing thousands of dolphins, trapped in fishing gear. And they considered reports about…

Salmon Runs Boom, Go Bust Over Centuries

Scientists in the past 20 years have recognized that salmon stocks vary not only year to year, but also on decades-long time cycles. One example is the 30-year…

U-M forecasters predict second-smallest Gulf of Mexico 'dead zone'

The U-M prediction calls for a 2012 Gulf of Mexico dead zone of about 1,200 square miles, an area the size of Rhode Island. If the forecast is correct, 2012…

World interest in Australian fishery impact test

Aspects of the 'ecological risk assessment' (ERA) method have been adopted in the US, Canada, Ecuador, and the Western and Central Pacific, and by the…

New findings show increased ocean acidification in Alaska waters

This spring, chemical oceanographer Jeremy Mathis returned from a cruise armed with seawater samples collected from the depths of the Gulf of Alaska. When he…

Who will pick up the bill?

Ocean acidification, a direct result of increased CO2 emission, is set to change the Earth's marine ecosystems forever and may have a direct impact on our…

Timing is Everything for Northern Shrimp Populations in the North Atlantic

Even for Northern shrimp (Pandalus borealis), which support commercial fisheries worldwide, timing is everything in life. The tiny creatures, eaten in shrimp…