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Scientist advocates increased fisheries data gathering
Fisheries management decisions are often based on population models. However, those models need quality data to be effective. View News Article (2007-02-20)

Scientists to hand "crisis-hit" European fisheries a lifeline
Scientists from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne are leading an international programme aimed at handing European fisheries a lifeline. The University has just signed a Euro 1.5m. contract with the European Union for the development of a fisheries management framework that includes consideration of the wider ecosystem. It will also involve marine ecologists, fisheries scientists and... View News Article (2001-11-26)

Heritable variation discovered in trout behavior
Populations of endangered salmonids are supported by releasing large quantities of hatchery-reared fish, but the fisheries' catches have continued to decrease. View News Article (2014-03-13)

Awareness and labeling initiatives can benefit inland fisheries
Sustainable seafood initiatives, including certification and ecolabeling and awareness schemes, could be extended to more effectively cover inland, freshwater fisheries, according to researchers writing in the November issue of BioScience. View News Article (2011-11-04)

How to make global fisheries worth 5 times more: UBC research
Rebuilding global fisheries would make them five times more valuable while improving ecology, according to a new University of British Columbia study, published today in the online journal PLoS ONE. View News Article (2012-07-16)

Climate change impacts countered by stricter fisheries management
A new study has found that implementing stricter fisheries management overcame the expected detrimental effects of climate change disturbances in coral reef fisheries badly impacted by the 1997/98 El Niño, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society. View News Article (2014-10-27)

Critically endangered porpoise is focus of new research report
An international research team, including biologists from NOAA's Fisheries Service, reported in the scientific journal Conservation Biology, that the estimated population of vaquita, a porpoise found in the Gulf of California, is likely two years away from reaching such low levels that their rate to extinction will increase and possibly be irreversible. Scientists believe only about 150 vaquita... View News Article (2008-01-15)

Modest fisheries reduction could protect vast coastal ecosystems: UBC research
A reduction of as little as five per cent in fisheries catch could result in as much as 30 per cent of the British Columbia coastal ecosystems being protected from overfishing, according to a new study from the UBC Fisheries Centre. View News Article (2009-07-22)

Bycatch reduction, marine debris addressed by MCA at American Fisheries Society Meeting in Ottawa
Progress toward addressing the issues of bycatch and marine debris reduction will be featured at the MCA's booth at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. View News Article (2008-08-15)

NOAA proposes federal regulations to protect black abalone
NOAA Fisheries Service published with the Federal Register today a proposed rule to list black abalone, a marine mollusk coveted by fishermen and gourmets alike, as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). View News Article (2008-01-14)

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