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NOAA designates critical habitat for black abalone
NOAA's Fisheries Service today filed with the Federal Register a final rule that identifies black abalone critical habitat along the California coast. View News Article (2011-10-27)

Study provides first-time analysis of 3 distinct contributions of forage fish worldwide
A just-published study provides a first-time analysis of the value of forage fish, which are small, schooling species such as sardines, herring, and anchovies. View News Article (2012-09-10)

Community-led marine reserve produces benefits for fisheries and conservation
The first and only fully protected marine reserve in Scotland is continuing to provide benefits for fisheries and conservation, according to new research by the University of York.  View News Article (2015-02-24)

Predicting system crashes in nature and society
The world can deliver sudden and nasty shocks. Economies can crash, fisheries can collapse, and climates can pass tipping points. Providing early warning of such changes currently requires the collection of enormous and often prohibitive amounts of data. View News Article (2012-02-03)

'Sustainable fishing' certification too lenient and discretionary, study finds
The certification of seafood as "sustainable" by the nonprofit Marine Stewardship Council is too lenient and discretionary, a study by a consortium of researchers has found. View News Article (2013-04-11)

Securing the supply of sea scallops for today and tomorrow
Good management has brought the $559 million United States sea scallop fishery back from the brink of collapse over the past 20 years. View News Article (2015-05-07)

Legal harvest of marine turtles tops 42,000 each year
A new study has found that 42 countries or territories around the world permit the harvest of marine turtles - and estimates that more than 42,000 turtles are caught each year by these fisheries. View News Article (2014-02-21)

Surprise discovery off California exposes loggerhead 'lost years'
The discovery of numerous juvenile loggerhead turtles by a NOAA Fisheries research survey more than 200 miles off the Southern California Coast has revealed new details about a mysterious part of the endangered turtles' epic migration across the Pacific Ocean known as "the lost years." View News Article (2015-01-13)

International Symposium "Marine fisheries, ecosystems and societies in West Africa: 50 years of change"Dakar, 24 - 28 June 2002Fisheries professionals and researchersfocus on the ecological and economic sustainability of fishing off West
The oceanic waters off the West coast of Africa, from Morocco down to South Africa, hold some of the world's most abundant resources of fish. Fish and other seafood are an essential part of populations' diet and of the economic and social development of these countries. Fishing fleets' catch capacities are growing, however, and the resources are getting rarer. If this paramount economic activity... View News Article (2002-07-09)

Spiny lobster abundance study at Glover's Reef, Belize finds fishery in good shape
A recent study conducted in the waters of Glover's Reef Marine Reserve in Belize by the Wildlife Conservation Society and its partners has revealed good news for spiny lobsters: the abundance of these commercially valuable crustaceans should support local fisheries into the future, an indication that no-take areas and other regulations are protecting the nation's marine resources.  View News Article (2015-02-03)

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