Navigation Links
Madagascar marine resources plundered by international seafood markets
Date:6/17/2011

Fish catches in Madagascar over the last half-century are double the official reports, and much of that fish is being caught by unregulated traditional fishers or accessed cheaply by foreign fishing vessels. Seafood exports from Madagascar often end up in a European recipe, but are a recipe for political unrest at home, where two-thirds of the population face hunger.

These are the findings of a recent study led by researchers from the University of British Columbia's Sea Around Us Project in collaboration with the Madagascar-based conservation organisation Blue Ventures. The research, published online this week in the journal Marine Policy, used existing studies and local knowledge to estimate total fisheries catches between 1950 and 2008.

Link to online version: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308597X11000960

Foreign fishing fleets from Europe and Asia are placing huge pressure on Madagascar's fisheries by catching nearly 80,000 tonnes of seafood each year -- almost the same amount as local fishermen -- and are exacerbating the impact of overfishing at local levels. Consequently, catches of several key species groups seem to be in decline, including mostly exported shrimp, shark and sea cucumber.

The findings underline the importance of protecting local fisheries for food security through stronger fisheries management. Madagascar is the world's fourth largest island and is home to some of the world's poorest people. Two-thirds of the country's population is food insecure. Yet, the country has three monitoring vessels and nine speedboats to protect its waters from illegal fishing boats and monitor domestic fisheries.

"Both increasing pressure by local fishing communities and demand from the international market could accelerate the downward trends we see in Madagascar's fisheries," says Frdric Le Manach,
'/>"/>

Contact: Dirk Zeller
d.zeller@fisheries.ubc.ca
604-822-1950
University of British Columbia
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Chemist to donate potential pharmaceutical royalties to Madagascar
2. Madagascars radiated tortoise threatened with extinction
3. Rosewood trees face extinction amid Madagascars chaos
4. New bird to science emphasizes the critical need to conserve the remaining dry forests of Madagascar
5. Effects of anthropogenic sound on marine mammals -- a research strategy
6. The Marine Mammal Center begins new leptospirosis study in California
7. Scientists announce major progress towards historic Census of Marine Life in 2010
8. Marine invasive species advance 50km per decade, World Conference on Marine Biodiversity told
9. Marine invasive species advance 50 km per decade, World Conference on Marine Biodiversity told
10. Snowy owl -- a marine species?
11. Ocean acidification could have broad effects on marine ecosystems
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... Jan. 16, 2015  A man-made form of insulin delivered ... mental capabilities in adults with mild cognitive impairment and ... by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. ... amnesic mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or mild to moderate ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... NEW YORK and POINT ROBERTS, Washington ... global news source covering leading sectors including technology and tech ... Personal Privacy marketplace featuring master pickpocket and security consultant ... wallet is stolen and talks about the Wocket™ biometric smart ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Europe,s most ... Patent Office to present a video retrospective of the most exciting ... Christofer Toumazou and Sophie Wilson   ... the Award   Starting on 22 January 2015 on   ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Nasal Spray with Insulin Equivalent Shows Promise as Treatment for Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer's Dementia 2Nasal Spray with Insulin Equivalent Shows Promise as Treatment for Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer's Dementia 3Apollo Robbins Talks about the Illusion of Personal Safety and How Easily Your Wallet is Stolen; If a Wocket Wallet is Stolen the Thief Can't do Anything With it! 2Apollo Robbins Talks about the Illusion of Personal Safety and How Easily Your Wallet is Stolen; If a Wocket Wallet is Stolen the Thief Can't do Anything With it! 3Ten Years of the European Inventor Award: A Retrospective Look at the Inventors and Ideas That Have Changed Our Lives 2Ten Years of the European Inventor Award: A Retrospective Look at the Inventors and Ideas That Have Changed Our Lives 3
... corn, 1 + 1 = more than 2: The offspring ... of their parents. Characterizing the gene-level variability that leads to ... our ability to custom-tailor crops for specific traits, such as ... for biomass fuel. With help from the newly ...
... A team of researchers at Louisiana Tech University ... a natural herbicide against giant salvinia. Giant salvinia ... block all sunlight penetration into bodies of water, altering ... that giant salvinia can double in size every three ...
... - A new study of maize has identified thousands of ... techniques may allow breeders and researchers to use this genetic ... were not easily possible before. Publishing in the Nov. ... and first author are at Cornell, have identified the first ...
Cached Biology News:U of M plant scientist uncovers clues to yield-boosting quirks of corn genome 2Microorganism may provide key to combating giant salvinia throughout Louisiana 2New map of variation in maize genetics holds promise for developing new varieties 2
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 zFlo Motion , a US ... an exciting product from a new partner. STT-Systems ... the past 15 years, with offerings in the optical-motion capture, ... IMU system (inertial measurement unit), iSen, is opening eyes around ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Diagenode, Inc., a leading global ... and complete solutions for epigenetics research, recently launched ... the need for manual processing. The new ChIPettor ... of histones or transcription factors and a semi-automated ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... GenoSpace , a precision medicine software company that has developed ... of genomic, imaging and other biomedical data in research and ... , CEO of Aspera, an IBM Company, to its board ... "We are pleased to welcome Michelle ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 24, 2014 PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... areas, announced the closing of an underwritten public offering of ... to an aggregate 3,500,000 shares of common stock, at an ... The warrants have a per share exercise price of $5.00, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:3D Motion Capture Just Got Easy 2Diagenode Launches Unique Semi-Automated Solution for Chromatin Immunoprecipitation 2GenoSpace Expands Board with Appointment of Michelle Munson 2PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Closing of Public Offering 2PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Closing of Public Offering 3
... FRANCISCO, Calif., May 5 Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... quarter ended March 31, 2009.For the first quarter of 2009, ... per share, compared to a net loss of $27.3 million, ... Weighted average shares outstanding for the first quarters of 2009 ...
... Uveitis, or inflammation within the eye, is a ... loss roughly comparable to that caused by diabetes. ... program in uveitis, the LUMINATE trials sponsored by ... voclosporin oral capsule) to significantly improve this chronic ...
... The Arcas Group, a leading life-sciences marketing ... as Executive Vice President. He will assume responsibility for ... as President of Imedex, Inc."Stefan is an experienced executive ... our company," said Founder and President Jan Heybroek. ...
Cached Biology Technology:Rigel Announces First Quarter 2009 Financial Results 2Rigel Announces First Quarter 2009 Financial Results 3Rigel Announces First Quarter 2009 Financial Results 4Rigel Announces First Quarter 2009 Financial Results 5First oral uveitis drug reduces both inflammation and recurrence in potentially blinding eye disease 2First oral uveitis drug reduces both inflammation and recurrence in potentially blinding eye disease 3First oral uveitis drug reduces both inflammation and recurrence in potentially blinding eye disease 4The Arcas Group Appoints Executive Vice President 2
... Lipid adsorption and clarification reagent; Ideal ... purification of antibodies, proteins, nucleic acids, ... negligible cross-reactivity, and improves downstream processing; ... solid-phase, non-ionic adsorbent supplied as a ...
... is designed to stabilize the biomolecules ... storage. There are neither animal ... is a convenient 10 times solution ... superior to other traditional lyophilizing additives ...
... is the only Gradient thermal cycler which enables ... of a screen. ,Wide linear gradient - ... with an amazing range of,30C. Protocols can be ... - The Touchgene Gradient incorporates a large, 115 ...
... is Tecans open platform for clinical diagnostic ... and performance in the clinical diagnostic and ... flexible barcode reading and sample traceability as ... system complies with the IVD-Directive* established in ...
Biology Products: