Guy Harvey Calls For Bahamas Shark Fishing Ban 'Before It Is Too Late'
Nassau, The Bahamas - Mar 1, 2011 22:05 EST
Dr. Guy Harvey, world-renowned scientist and marine wildlife artist, has joined the growing ranks of individuals and organizations calling for strict regulations to ban the commercial fishing of all sharks in The Bahamas. In support of the program, Dr.Harvey is...
Researchers Discover How Mercury Gets Into Fish We Eat: Oxidation
Jerusalem, Israel - Feb 28, 2011 21:10 EST
Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the US have discovered the mechanism whereby dangerous mercury eventually finds its way into the fish we eat from the open seas and oceans.
The researchers, Prof. Menachem Luria from the Fredy...
NOAA Begins National Survey Of The Economic Contributions Of Saltwater Angling
Silver Spring, Maryland - Feb 22, 2011 18:22 EST
NOAA is again surveying saltwater anglers across the nation to update and improve estimates of the overall economic contributions of saltwater recreational fishing to the U.S. economy.
"The money that millions of recreational anglers spend on fishing trips each year...
Archaeologists: Irish Medieval Fishing Site Will Be 'Lost To The Tide'
Dublin, Ireland - Feb 18, 2011 22:47 EST
One of Europe's best preserved medieval fishing structures located on the Fergus Estuary in County Clare, Ireland, will be washed away by tidal flows before archaeologists can reveal its secrets.
A team of University College Dublin archaeologists who have been visiting...
Scientists: First Identification Of Endocrine Disruptors In Algae Blooms
Plymouth, United Kingdom - Feb 16, 2011 22:16 EST
Scientists are reporting for the first time that previously unrecognized substances released by algae blooms have the potential to act as endocrine disruptors, which can interfere with the normal activity of reproductive hormones. The effect is not caused by microcystin...
Scientists Trial Ocean Temperature Forecasts For Aussie Fish Farms
Canberra, Australia - Feb 16, 2011 18:48 EST
While land farmers have used seasonal forecasting for nearly a decade, marine farmers in south-east Australia have sought the technology for a region identified as a climate change hotspot, with rates of ocean warming up to four times the global...
Study: Predictor Says 1/3 Of Coral Reef Fish At Risk Extinction
Townsville, Queensland - Feb 15, 2011 21:56 EST
More than a third of coral reef fish species are in jeopardy of local extinction from the impacts of climate change on coral reefs, a new scientific study has found. (Local extinction refers to the loss of species from individual...