Will New Zealand fishermen lead the way from traditional seabird conservation measures to Hookpods?

By Ed Melvin    October 12th, 2020 Editor’s note (from source, sustainablefisheries-uw.org): This post is the first part of a two-part series aimed to bring you behind the scenes of an emerging fishery technology. The first post comes from the perspective of a scientist—it explains the Hookpod technology and its conservation benefits. The second post […]

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Offshore wind: Seven things every fisheries professional needs to know

July 2nd, 2020, by Annie Hawkins, NationalFisherman.com By now, you have probably seen quite a bit about offshore wind energy development planned for multiple regions of the United States. Fishermen and related businesses understandably run the gamut from bewildered (“That would never happen where I fish”), to overwhelmed (“There’s too much else going on to […]

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West Coast Dungeness Crab Stable or Increasing Even With Intensive Harvest, Research Shows

Despite worrying signs of ocean change impacting Dungeness crab, the West Coast’s prolific coastwide crab fishery just keeps on giving—and lately, even increasing. Credit sound fishery management, but don’t doze off. – Brad Warren, Director of NFCC March 4th, 2020 NOAA Fisheries The West Coast Dungeness crab fishery doesn’t just support the most valuable annual […]

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Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement

This is a useful synthesis of current knowledge on ocean alkalinity enhancement, an approach to carbon removal that could have far-reaching effects (both positive and negative) on the ocean and coastal communities. This amounts to capturing carbon dioxide and trapping it back in mineral form. Getting the CO2 to stay put, maximizing its benefits, and managing […]

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Future Of Salmon In A Warming World – Part 2

By JOHANNA.EURICH • FEB 11, 2020 KYUK.org In the first of a two-part series, we explored the effects of warming river water on salmon. Now we take a look at the warming ocean, and what that means to the Yukon River king run. Managers have noticed that in recent years, smaller, younger king salmon are returning to salmon […]

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Future Of Salmon In A Warming World – Part 1

By JOHANNA EURICH • FEB 7, 2020 KYUK.org Recent research indicates that extremely warm temperatures can turn Alaska’s salmon streams into unfriendly, even lethal habitats. While Alaskan scientists are just beginning to study the impact of warmer temperatures on salmon streams, it is already a familiar reality for many Canadian fish biologists. Warming temperatures in British Columbia’s Fraser […]

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Alaska’s warming ocean is putting food and jobs at risk, scientists say

By Jordan Evans, CNN, June 28th 2019 The ice around Alaska is not just melting. It’s gotten so low that the situation is endangering some residents’ food and jobs.”The seas are extraordinarily warm. It is impacting the ability for Americans in the region to put food on the table right now,” said University of Alaska climate specialist […]

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Remembering Bill Ruckelshaus

Bill was one of the sharpest, kindest minds in the room in the Washington Blue Ribbon Panel on Ocean Acidification. When we proposed it and worked with the governor’s staff to organize it, a palpable thrill moved through the whole team when Bill agreed to serve as co-chair. His clear eye on the long view […]

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The 3 biggest US tuna companies use fishing techniques that hurt and kill dolphins, new lawsuits claim

Bumble Bee, StarKist, and Chicken of the Sea are accused of falsely labeling their products as dolphin-safe. By Gaby Del Valle May 15, 2019  Vox.com Consumers have filed class-action lawsuits against Bumble Bee, Chicken of the Sea, and StarKist, claiming the three tuna brands are falsely advertising themselves as “dolphin-safe.” The suits, first reported by Reuters, allege that […]

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