Carbon dioxide threatens life in the Gulf of Mexico

Rising levels of carbon dioxide in the Gulf of Mexico are putting commercial fishing and marine life at risk, researchers warn.

Keith Randall-Texas A&M • futurity
July 27, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: conservation water fish carbon-dioxide fishing oceans gulf-of-mexico earth-and-environment

Coronavirus: Will lockdown easing see more of us using rivers?

There has been a surge in people visiting waterways after the lockdown was eased, outdoor groups say.

By Claire Marshall • bbcnews
July 23, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: nature fishing rural-life open-water-swimming

Sharks are disappearing from the world’s oceans

A new study of shark populations in 58 countries around the world detected none in almost 20% of the locations surveyed.

Keith Randall-Texas A&M • futurity
July 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: conservation fish sharks fishing coral-reefs oceans endangered-species earth-and-environment

Can Asia end its uncontrolled consumption of wildlife? Here's how North America did it a century ago

In the 1800s, Americans hunted many wild species near or into extinction. Then in the early 1900s, the US shifted from uncontrolled consumption of wildlife to conservation. Could Asia follow suit?

Roland Kays, Research Associate Professor of Wildlife and Scientist at NC Museum of Natural Sciences, North Carolina State University • conversation
June 17, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: covid-19 china wildlife fishing wildlife-conservation bison endangered-species us-history wildlife-trade asia hunting ivory-ban wildlife-management

UN treaty could turn high seas ‘hotspots’ into parks

Researchers have identified biodiversity hotspots in the high seas, "the planet's last global commons." Will a UN treaty establish international ocean parks?

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
April 9, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: conservation biodiversity united-nations fishing oceans international-relations earth-and-environment

Tropical fisheries: does limiting international trade protect local people and marine life?

Without understanding which fish species and habitats local fishers rely on, export bans can do more harm than good.

Nick Graham, Professor of Marine Ecology, Lancaster University • conversation
March 12, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  fishing  coral-reefs  palau  marine-protected-areas  seychelles  fisheries-management  tropical-fish

Warming seas threaten mid-Atlantic sea snails

Climate change could threaten the survival of the common whelk, a sea snail with the misfortune of living in one of Earth's fastest warming marine areas.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
March 11, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: climate-change fisheries fishing oceans snails earth-and-environment

Fishing targets the ‘super-urinators’ that ecosystems need

Certain fish are super-urinators, meaning that they contribute more nitrogen to the ecosystem. Unfortunately, they're also prize catches.

Jim Erickson-Michigan • futurity
March 3, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: conservation fish fishing nitrogen ecosystems earth-and-environment urine fertilizer

Fishing for ‘herbivores of the sea’ could risk coral reefs

Fishing practices that selectively remove large parrotfish could put corals at risk, researchers warn.

Sam Sholtis-Penn State • futurity
Jan. 10, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: fish fishing coral-reefs oceans earth-and-environment corals

Market-based strategy could boost ocean conservation

A market-based system with the right incentives could bring more coastal and island nations together to improve ocean conservation efforts.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
Jan. 7, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: conservation biodiversity money fishing oceans earth-and-environment islands

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