Warming oceans will be extra hard on big fish

Large fish will find it particularly difficult to extract oxygen from warming oceans, researchers report.

Katherine Gombay-McGill • futurity
Jan. 14, 2021 ~3 min

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How city roads trap migrating fish

A recent US study found tyre chemicals were polluting rivers and poisoning migratory salmon.

Stephanie Januchowski-Hartley, Sêr Cymru Research Fellow in Environmental Sciences, Swansea University • conversation
Jan. 8, 2021 ~5 min

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Mexican fisherman 'dies after attack on Sea Shepherd conservationists'

Sea Shepherd says the collision happened after it came under attack in the Gulf of California.

Jan. 5, 2021 ~2 min

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COVID-19 has hit commercial fishing hard

Two-fifths of commercial fishers from Maine to North Carolina did not fishing earlier this year due to COVID-19, a new survey shows.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
Dec. 31, 2020 ~5 min

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These two kinds of seafood are most often mislabeled

New research looks mislabeled seafood and finds the most likely culprits to be shrimp and Atlantic farmed salmon.

U. Washington • futurity
Dec. 29, 2020 ~7 min

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Thousands of ocean fishing boats could be using forced labor – we used AI and satellite data to find them

Forced labor is a widespread problem in fisheries on the high seas. Between 2012 and 2018, an estimated 100,000 people may have been victims of forced labor on thousands of different boats.

Gavin McDonald, Senior Project Researcher, University of California Santa Barbara • conversation
Dec. 21, 2020 ~8 min

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A tropical fish evolved to endure rising temperatures – but it may not be fast enough to survive climate change

Species can evolve to tolerate higher temperatures – but there's a ceiling beyond which adaptation isn't possible.

Rachael Morgan, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ecophysiology, University of Glasgow • conversation
Dec. 15, 2020 ~5 min

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Taking fish out of fish feed can make aquaculture a more sustainable food source

Fish farms feed millions of people around the world, but they also consume a lot of fish that are dried or ground up to make aquafeed. Researchers are developing more sustainable alternatives.

Pallab Sarker, Associate Research Professor of Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz • conversation
Dec. 14, 2020 ~7 min

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The Atlantic: The driving force behind ocean circulation and our taste for cod

The Atlantic Ocean is still growing physically, but humans are over-harvesting its rich fisheries. The most famous one – North Atlantic cod – has become a textbook example of harmful overfishing.

Pascal Le Floc’h, Maître de conférences, économiste, Université de Bretagne occidentale • conversation
Dec. 6, 2020 ~17 min

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COVID-19 took a bite out of US seafood industry

The seafood industry in the US dropped steeply at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic amd recover may depend on federal assistance, researchers say.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
Nov. 30, 2020 ~8 min

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