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Falling shark population a concern - 27 Sep 2008
GulfNews,More than half of the world's pelagic sharks and rays are under threat of extinction because of habitat destruction, overfishing of their preys or
Chef Rick Moonen: Saving the sea, one recipe at a time - 27 Sep 2008
The Stew - Chicago Tribune Blog,Moonen outlined the reasons so many fish are in danger of disappearing completely by the year 2048—-namely overfishing, bi-catching (when fish are caught in
Fishermen call for council members' ouster - 27 Sep 2008
KeysNet,The most recent stock assessments of red and black grouper in the South Atlantic show both are "undergoing overfishing," which makes them eligible for
Council approves Amendment 16 to end overfishing - Sep 26, 2008
Sport FishingThe amendment includes measures to end overfishing of gag grouper and vermilion snapper, including a 4-month spawning season closure for gag and shallow
Overfishing: It's quota time - Sep 18, 2008
Seattle Post IntelligencerA study in the journal Science reports that "catch share" fishing seems to protect the overall stock by limiting overfishing. And it can reduce wasteful
Study: Catch share system may prevent overfishing - Sep 18, 2008
The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — One way to help prevent overfishing may be to guarantee each fisherman a specified share of the catch, according to a new report.
Coral reefs in danger from overfishing - Sep 22, 2008
Fiji Times,Update: 12:45PM University of the South Pacific Institute of Applied Science scientist James Comley says the endangered coral reefs could become extinct in
Rob Moir: Rules threaten effort to save fish - Sep 25, 2008
The Salem News,Implementation of the new MSA requires a set of updated regulations that will ensure that the spirit of the law and the intent to finally end overfishing
Statement From Lee Crockett, Director, Federal Fisheries Policy ... - Sep 22, 2008
MarketWatch..."When Congress reauthorized the Magnuson-Stevens Act in late 2006, it wanted to finally put an end to overfishing. It's clear that the National Marine
Overfishing, not climate change, is greatest danger to world's oceans - Sep 10, 2008
Telegraph.co.uk,By Louise Gray, Environment Correspondent The biggest current threat to marine life is not climate change but over fishing and mankind's demand for water,
State taking action to to address overfishing of Hawaii bottomfish - Sep 11, 2008
Lahaina News,In 2007, the State of Hawaii and federal fishery managers began implementing a joint two-phase problem to end overfishing of Hawaii bottomfish.
Shoppers Told to Steer Clear of West-Coast Haddock Amid ... - Sep 5, 2008
RedOrbit,By GERRY BRAIDEN CONSUMERS are being urged to avoid buying haddock caught off the west coast of Scotland because of fears about overfishing.
Nobu To Indicate Endangered Fish On Menu - Sep 23, 2008
Luxist,Unfortunately all that popularity has led to rampant overfishing and now sushi is not looking quite so guilt free. The Telegraph reports that popular and
Toughen Fishing Rules - Sep 15, 2008
Hartford Courant,Yet the latest estimates of overfishing point to a serious problem. The region's fish stocks — including those in the Georges Bank, once the world's richest
The plight of the bluefin - Sep 15, 2008
BBC News,It's overfishing. We're just taking too many fish out of the sea. Since 1950, 90% of the big predator fish - your swordfish, your shark - have disappeared.
Save our whitebait says NZ First - Sep 16, 2008
National Business Review,Mr Woolerton said erosion and silt run off was a big part of the problem, as well as sewerage contamination and overfishing for financial gain.
‘Fish, baby, fish’ isn’t responsible management - Sep 19, 2008
Dutch Harbor Fisherman,Yellowfin sole catches rose from 1954 to 1961 until the stock declined due to overfishing. As the yellowfin sole declined, the fishery moved to pollock.
Fish wisely, save fisheries - Sep 25, 2008
Boston Globe,...days before the end of a public comment period Monday for proposals before the National Marine Fisheries Service on ending overfishing in US waters.
Sixty-nine nations adopt guidelines to protect fish species - Sep 3, 2008
AFP..."As a result, they have low resilience to intensive fishing, and recovery from overfishing can take generations," it said in a statement.
The Naturalist - Sep 26, 2008
The Smart Set,...that explore the human uses for the oceans — food, oxygen, transportation — as well as our impact on them — overfishing, pollution, beach reengineering.
YOUR VIEW: Fishery management faces conservation crisis - Sep 4, 2008
SouthCoastToday.com,While it is right to be concerned about overfishing, it must be recognized that the definition of overfishing is very fuzzy. Two reputable scientists can
Lang leads assault on fish study, further restrictions - Sep 3, 2008
South Coast Today,Beyond that, he said the notion of "overfishing" is "a very fuzzy concept." Science can tell if a certain species is abundant or not, he wrote,
Algae blooms choking oceans, lakes - Sep 14, 2008
Canada.com,The culprits are fertilizer runoff in estuaries, sewage, global warming, overfishing and industrial waste. Millions of tonnes of "nutrient pollution"
The 'Bug Chef' cooks up snacks to squeal over - Sep 25, 2008
Seattle Post Intelligencer..."We're overfishing certain fish populations like salmon and swordfish, and those fish are disappearing because of our big focus on them," he said.
Letter: NOAA official; Stock assessments sound - Sep 11, 2008
Gloucester Daily Times,Overfishing continues for some stocks, but at rates much lower than when we started. The apparent decline in overall productivity lowers our expectations
Flavor Fish Threatened - Sep 10, 2008
Slow food,The fish population had been struggling since 2002, as overfishing left an insufficient quantity of adult fish to provide eggs. Stocks in Europe’s other
Trout numbers up - Sep 10, 2008
Idaho State Journal,...trout on the rebound after decades of decline due to irrigation, habitat damage, overfishing, dams and other factors, according to fishery experts.
Council certifies Clearwater’s coldwater shrimp fishery - Sep 24, 2008
TheChronicleHerald.ca,The Marine Stewardship Council was established in 1997 to promote solutions to overfishing. According to its website, the council operates the only widely
Feds Declare Blue Crab Disaster - Sep 25, 2008
RedOrbit,Pollution, overfishing and the loss of key underwater grasses are typically named as the biggest culprits. In response, state regulators toughened up this
Scientists Call for World's Largest Marine Park - Sep 21, 2008
Power Boat - World,...'There is overwhelming evidence the world's marine ecosystems have been seriously degraded by overfishing, pollution and global warming.
• Save Georges Bank - Aug 29, 2008
Waterloo Record,Haddock and other species there already face the threats of overfishing, climate change, and shifts in the Gulf Stream; the last thing they need is more
Make Coral Sea 'marine protected area' - Sep 9, 2008
The Age,...should become a non-fishing area to protect its immense environmental and heritage values from the escalating threats of overfishing and climate change.
Tompkins: Anglers left seeing red over snapper squabble - Sep 6, 2008
Houston Chronicle,...a part of congressionally mandated federal management decisions aimed at limiting red snapper harvest to allow the species to recover from overfishing.
Over pizzas, over salads but now overfished: demise of the anchovy - Sep 3, 2008
guardian.co.uk,Anchovy populations in the Bay of Biscay have been struggling since 2002, as overfishing left fewer adult fish to provide eggs.
GLOBAL WARMING: Sea ice shrinkage near the record - Sep 21, 2008
Detroit Free Press,One way to help prevent overfishing may be to guarantee each fisher a specified share of the catch, according to a new report. Collapse of fish stocks is
We're killing too many salmon, and it's time to take the blame - Sep 3, 2008
Globe and Mail,Nobody knows what damage has been done to the environment by overfishing, and stripping salmon nutrients out of the system, for 100 years.
Israel cashing in on caviar crisis, but is it kosher? - Sep 21, 2008
AFPIn the past, the Caspian Sea was the world's main source of the coveted delicacy, but overfishing and pollution have led to dwindling yields in the region,
12 fish species go extinct in lake near Istanbul - Sep 24, 2008
Mongabay.comIn addition overfishing, illegal fishing, and habitat destruction have taken an toll on the lake's wildlife. Sedat Bicakci, Chairman of the Sakarya
Jellyfish numbers swell by swarms and smacks - Aug 30, 2008
Minneapolis Star Tribune,Scientists say the reasons are varied: rising ocean temperatures, increased nutrients and phytoplankton growth, overfishing of jellyfish predators as well
Quota call for lobster industry - Sep 24, 2008
The West Australian,Researchers are investigating possible causes behind the slump in the puerulus count, including climate change, overfishing or settlement outside their
The 2008 Bon Appetit Magazine Awards Celebrate Today's Best Chefs ... - Sep 5, 2008
MarketWatchIn the early '90s, overfishing caused the collapse of the Atlantic cod fishery. When the Atlantic swordfish and other marine life faced a similar fate a few
San Francisco's new California Academy of Sciences puts world under - Sep 21, 2008
San Jose Mercury News,As a result, there are more exhibits on climate change, deforestation, overfishing and endangered species in the new museum than in the old facility,
The clams are nearly gone - Sep 18, 2008
Daily Express,Kota Kinabalu: Giant clams in Sabah waters have been severely depleted due to overfishing, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Borneo Marine Research Institute
How Robert De Niro Should Deal with the Nobu Tuna Scandal - Sep 24, 2008
Huffington Post,...the regeneration of the depleted fish, invest in poor coastal communities to curtail overfishing, and end the mass destruction of bottom trawling.
Help combat climate change: Take the Right Route Oct. 10 - Sep 24, 2008
Saipan Tribune,Some areas of coral reefs, may be so enfeebled by overfishing that they may not be able to recover from bleaching events in the future.
Take a look at fishing cooperative to meet catch quotas - Sep 24, 2008
Honolulu Star-Bulletin,...that oversees fishing in Hawaiian and other US Pacific island waters has begun assembling information to determine quotas aimed at ending overfishing.
Grouper lawsuit might have set precedent - Sep 24, 2008
KeysNet,Part of the Gulf rule proposed to stop overfishing of the red grouper population called for a two-month closed season on all grouper species.
Nobu chain to tell diners which tuna dishes are bluefin - Sep 20, 2008
Telegraph.co.uk,...include bluefin tuna, which is listed as critically endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature after decades of overfishing.
Israeli company takes to deep seas for fish farming - Sep 14, 2008
Israel 21C,Overfishing has been a problem for years, but the problem is getting acute. "More people are eating fish than ever, and with almost all major stores of fish
New species in Australia's waters - Sep 19, 2008
ITV.com,...said its cataloguing of the new species was critical for the management of sharks and rays, which reproduce slowly and are vulnerable to overfishing.
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