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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)

Seafood, wild or farmed? The answer may be both
Most people think of seafood as either wild or farmed, but in fact both categories may apply to the fish you pick up from your grocery store. In recent years, for example, as much as 40 percent of the Alaskan salmon catch originated in fish hatcheries, although it may be labeled "all wild, never farmed." View News Article (2012-08-07)

Do beavers benefit Scottish wild salmon?
Reintroduced European beavers could have an overall positive impact on wild salmon populations in Scotland, according to a study by the University of Southampton. View News Article (2012-08-09)

Overfishing in inland waters reduces biodiversity and threatens health
Systematic overfishing of fresh waters occurs worldwide but is largely unrecognized because of weak reporting and because other pressures can obscure fishery declines, according to an article in the December 2005 issue of BioScience. View News Article (2005-12-01)

New technique improves forecasts for Canada's prized salmon fishery
A powerful method for analyzing and predicting nature's dynamic and interconnected systems is now providing new forecasting and management tools for Canada's premier fishery. View News Article (2015-03-03)

Mysteries of the deep
Scientists who have spent much of their careers peering out of deep-sea submersibles to learn about deep-sea coral and sponges recently turned their attention to the Web, watching each other share their experiences and expertise through an innovative series of online seminars. View News Article (2015-04-09)

Unfavorable ocean conditions likely cause of low 2007 salmon returns along West Coast
NOAA scientists are reviewing unusual environmental conditions in the Pacific Ocean as the likely culprit for the dramatically low returns of Chinook and coho salmon to rivers and streams along the West Coast of the United States in 2007. View News Article (2008-03-04)

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