Navigation Links
Deep-sea fish in deep trouble
Date:9/7/2011

usive Economic Zones, outside of effective government control.

"Deep-sea fisheries can be sustainable only where the fish population grows quickly and fisheries are small-scale and use gear that don't destroy fish habitat," said Dr. Norse. "With slow-growing fish, there's economic incentive to kill them all and reinvest the money elsewhere to get a higher return-on-investment. Killing off life in the deep sea one place after another isn't good for our oceans or economies. Boom-and-bust fisheries are more like mining than fishing," Dr. Norse said.

The lawlessness of the high seas adds to overfishing in the deep. So do nations' fisheries subsidies.

High seas trawlers receive some $162 million each year in government handouts, which amounts to 25% the value of the fleet's catch, according to Dr. Rashid Sumaila, an author and fisheries economist at UBC.

The authors of this Marine Policy paper say that the best policy would be to end economically wasteful deep-sea fisheries, redirect subsidies to help displaced fishermen and rebuild fish populations in productive waters closer to ports and markets, places far more conducive to sustainable fisheries.

"Instead of overfishing the Earth's biggest but most vulnerable ecosystem, nations should recover fish populations and fish in more productive coastal waters," says Dr. Norse. "Deep-sea fishes are in deep trouble almost everywhere we look. Governments shouldn't be wasting taxpayers' money by keeping unsustainable fisheries afloat."


'/>"/>

Contact: Elliott A Norse, PhD
Elliott.Norse@Marine-Conservation.org
425-968-0449
Marine Conservation Biology Institute
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Researchers study acoustic communication in deep-sea fish
2. New deep-sea observatory goes live
3. New deep-sea coral discovered on NOAA-supported mission
4. Elephant shark genome sequence leads to discovery of color perception in deep-sea fish
5. New deep-sea coral discovered on NOAA-supported mission
6. Deep-sea rocks point to early oxygen on Earth
7. Research institutes from Bremen install new Arctic deep-sea observatory
8. New robot travels across the seafloor to monitor the impact of climate change on deep-sea ecosystems
9. More deep-sea vents discovered
10. Shallow-water shrimp tolerates deep-sea conditions
11. Study: Rare deep-sea starfish stuck in juvenile body plan
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/18/2014)... PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University researchers have developed ... sediment to power waste cleanup in rural areas. ... lead to an inexpensive and quick way to clean ... treatment plants while reducing pollution. , Professor Haluk ... College of Engineering and Architecture discuss the system in ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... Boulder, Colo., USA Miranda, a small, icy moon ... and enigmatic bodies in the solar system. Despite its ... episode of intense resurfacing that resulted in the formation ... -- polygonal-shaped regions called coronae. , These coronae ... is at least 200 km across. Arden corona, the ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... McGill University and the Quebec government have discovered ... Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences . ... cleansers, or industrial cleansers, to which they are ... size and buoyancy, they may readily pass through ... contaminant in the world,s oceans, but have only ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Researchers develop unique waste cleanup for rural areas 2Miranda: An icy moon deformed by tidal heating 2Miranda: An icy moon deformed by tidal heating 3Miranda: An icy moon deformed by tidal heating 4Miranda: An icy moon deformed by tidal heating 5Miranda: An icy moon deformed by tidal heating 6Miranda: An icy moon deformed by tidal heating 7Microplastic pollution discovered in St. Lawrence River sediments 2
... announce the publication of an up-to-date, concise resource for ... Small Animal Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia provides practical, clinically ... organized logically by body system. , The first ... resource, Small Animal Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia is equally ...
... with fruit flies, Johns Hopkins scientists have decoded the ... know when and where to branch so that they ... proteins, mammalian counterparts are known to have signaling roles ... progression, suggesting broad implications for human disease research. A ...
... In 2004 a very popular study aimed to address ... or approaches. According to the study by Robert Socolow and ... carbon (1 GtC) emissions per year after 50 years. The ... carbon dioxide emissions relative to what would happen if things ...
Cached Biology News:Molecular '2-way radio' directs nerve cell branching and connectivity 2Molecular '2-way radio' directs nerve cell branching and connectivity 3Preventing climate change: The size of the energy challenge 2
(Date:9/19/2014)... 2014 Cereal grain scientists, quality ... gather October 5–8, 2014, for the AACC International ... Center in Providence, Rhode Island. The comprehensive scientific ... food scientists, chemists, microbiologists, nutritionists, and those interested ... management. To date, 1,000 attendees have registered for ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... Washington, USA (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 ... Representatives of a bill designed to stimulate development and ... jobs is being praised by leaders of SPIE, ... bill, the Revitalizing American Manufacturing and Innovation (RAMI) Act, ... The bill’s authors have said they are optimistic that ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... September 18, 2014 A novel robotic ... MRI scanner is currently being tested as part of ... Hospital in Boston with the aim of determining if ... make prostate cancer biopsies faster, more accurate, less costly, ... also has the potential to deliver prostate cancer therapies ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... On Tuesday, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz ... National Lab Day on the Hill. The event highlighted ... system. Durbin and Risch also formally launched the Senate ... the reach of the national labs as leaders in ... of our nation's most pressing challenges. , "The national ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Latest Research on Cereal Grain Quality, Health Benefits and Food Production to be Presented During the AACC International Annual Meeting 2Latest Research on Cereal Grain Quality, Health Benefits and Food Production to be Presented During the AACC International Annual Meeting 3House passage of high-tech manufacturing bill is move toward stronger economy, say SPIE leaders 2House passage of high-tech manufacturing bill is move toward stronger economy, say SPIE leaders 3Worcester Polytechnic Institute Participates in Clinical Trial for MRI-Compatible Robot Designed to Improve Accuracy of Prostate Cancer Biopsies 2Worcester Polytechnic Institute Participates in Clinical Trial for MRI-Compatible Robot Designed to Improve Accuracy of Prostate Cancer Biopsies 3Worcester Polytechnic Institute Participates in Clinical Trial for MRI-Compatible Robot Designed to Improve Accuracy of Prostate Cancer Biopsies 4Worcester Polytechnic Institute Participates in Clinical Trial for MRI-Compatible Robot Designed to Improve Accuracy of Prostate Cancer Biopsies 5Worcester Polytechnic Institute Participates in Clinical Trial for MRI-Compatible Robot Designed to Improve Accuracy of Prostate Cancer Biopsies 6Lab Day Highlight Labs' Contribution to U.S. Competitiveness and Innovation 2Lab Day Highlight Labs' Contribution to U.S. Competitiveness and Innovation 3
... 2011 Leading events organiser UBM Live and ... announced details of the anticipated content and new developments taking ... International pharmaceutical event, being held from 18-20 April, 2011 at ... of events surrounding CPhI Japan includes P-MEC Japan, which covers ...
... PARK, Md., March 8, 2011 -- The Maryland Technology ... semifinalists for the University of Maryland $75K Business ... competition has served as a launch pad for ... among 71 entries in the categories of high-technology and ...
... Surgical Technology today announces the market launch of their ... in extremities and pelvis. The new ... of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) convention in Fort ... Legato™, will be included. Legato is a resorbable, collagen-based ...
Cached Biology Technology:UBM Announces Content for 10th Annual Japanese Pharma & Bio Events 2UBM Announces Content for 10th Annual Japanese Pharma & Bio Events 3UBM Announces Content for 10th Annual Japanese Pharma & Bio Events 4Mtech Announces Semifinalists for University of Maryland $75K Business Plan Competition 2Mtech Announces Semifinalists for University of Maryland $75K Business Plan Competition 3Mtech Announces Semifinalists for University of Maryland $75K Business Plan Competition 4Mtech Announces Semifinalists for University of Maryland $75K Business Plan Competition 5Mtech Announces Semifinalists for University of Maryland $75K Business Plan Competition 6Pioneer® Surgical Technology, Inc. Enters the Biologics Extremities and Pelvis Market 2
... Staining Kit is uniquely formulated to ... minimal protein modification for optimal mass ... associated with traditional silver stains are ... the reagents used do not modify ...
...
Schneider's Drosophila Medium is formulated for the expression of heterologous proteins in Drosophila S2 cells....
D.R. Harper (1993) • Includes: essential information on taxonomy, culture and safe handling of viruses, immunology, monoclonal antibodies, antivirals and vaccines....
Biology Products: