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Learning from cod collapse to save tuna

BOSTON, Mass. Continued mismanagement could force some tuna populations to quickly go the way of cod, a highly threatened fishery that once helped shape economies of whole nations, leading scientists said in the symposium Last Best Chance for Tuna: Learning from the Cod Collapse at the American A...

Ice age imprint found on cod DNA

An international team of researchers, led by the University of Sheffield, has demonstrated how Atlantic cod responded to past natural climate extremes. The new research could help in determining cods vulnerability to future global warming. With fishing pressures high and stock size low, there...

Plankton Power and RTDC announce proposed algae-to-biofuels pilot facility on Cape Cod

Wellfleet, Mass. and Woods Hole, Mass., August 4, 2009 Plankton Power and the Regional Technology Development Corp. (RTDC) of Cape Cod announced today the establishment of a public-private consortium focused on building a leading-edge facility to produce renewable biofuels from algae. Under the le...

Policy transparency key to saving world's fisheries

...have access to perhaps some of the best science available, have witnessed some of the most dramatic collapses known to us, such as the collapse of the cod and haddock in the early 1990s. All of this because of high pressures on the process of policy-making to increase catches, despite scientific advice t...

Did the North Atlantic fisheries collapse due to fisheries-induced evolution?

... The Atlantic cod has, for many centuries, sustained major fisheries... fisheries, due to fisheries-induced evolution. cod fishing is of highest intensity in shallow water in Iceland and it selects against genotypes of cod adapted to shallow water. The PLoS ONE paper rep...

Woods Hole lecture series explores range of scientific topics

...e center in Irvine, California. It was expanded to the Academies' Woods Hole facility to make the program available to residents and visitors of Cape cod from May to October. ...

American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- April 29, 2009

...ice extent and the resulting composition of arctic cod and other prey containing mercury available to rin...sumption of older, more highly contaminated Arctic cod while relatively long ice-free seasons may promote...nd thus increased survival and abundance of Arctic cod with the overall result of more fish consumption a...

Researchers report 'moderately large' potential for red tide outbreak in Gulf of Maine region

...hellfish beds from the Canadian border to the Cape cod Canal, and on the outer portions of Cape cod as well. "Last year at this time, we issued an...n border to southern Massachusetts, including Cape cod and the Islands, to small outbreaks that have only...

Marine scientists warn of potential for spring, summer red tide outbreak in Gulf of Maine

...his colleagues to believe the bloom this spring won't be as extensive as last year's, which closed shellfish beds from the Canadian border to the Cape cod Canal, and on the outer portions of Cape Cod. "Last year at this time, we issued an advisory for a very large regional bloom that did in fact occur...

Eating fatty fish once a week reduces men's risk of heart failure

...e, notes Levitan, the researchers also found a statistically significant association with the intake of marine omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in cod liver and other fish oils: The men who consumed approximately 0.36 grams a day were 33 percent less likely to develop heart failure than the men who c...

'Undesirable' evolution can be reversed in fish, Stony Brook University scientists show

...ecies, since they typically have a generation time of three to seven years. cod have a five-year generation time, for example, which equates to a 60-year recovery period. Evolutionary change may explain why several cod stocks have still not returned to historical body size and abundance even t...

Research project to boost European fish farming

...arch on the four most important farmed species in Europe, Atlantic salmon, rainbow trout, sea bream and European sea bass, but also on species such as cod and halibut," says Bjrnsson. Fourteen research teams from nine countries are taking part in the four-year EU project which started on 1 February 2...

As super-predators, humans reshape their prey at super-natural speeds

...." For example, commercial fishing has devastated the number of Atlantic cod on the eastern coast of Canada, where cod used to first reproduce at the age of six years. They now reproduce at an a...

High numbers of right whales seen in Gulf of Maine

...s ago for the Gulf of Maine and waters around Cape cod to ensure complete coverage of the region. The gri... New Hampshire, and by early spring move into Cape cod Bay, then the Great South Channel and then eastwar...nd Marine Operations. Coast Guard Air Station Cape cod supports the mission, providing their air field an...

UNH researchers track lobster migrations to improve population estimates

... to settlement. They've found the drifters, which are fitted with satellite transmitters so they can monitor them remotely, travel as far away as Cape cod and Georges Bank. However, those released in Great Bay estuary tend to remain there, likely to the detriment of the lobster populations. "The estu...

Household exposure to toxic chemicals lurks unrecognized, researchers find

...he Silent Spring Institute's Household Exposure Study (HES), which tested for 89 environmental pollutants in air, dust and urine samples from 120 Cape cod households. The study found about 20 target chemicals per home on average, including pesticides and compounds from plastics, cleaners, furniture, cosm...

Pollution at home lurks unrecognized, instead attributed to large-scale environmental disasters

...he Silent Spring Institute's Household Exposure Study (HES), which tested for 89 environmental pollutants in air, dust and urine samples from 120 Cape cod households. The study found about 20 target chemicals per home on average, including pesticides and compounds from plastics, cleaners, furniture, cosm...

Ecologists use oceanographic data to predict future climate change

...n the Northwest Atlantic saw major drops in salinity, increased stratification, an explosion of some marine invertebrate populations and a collapse of cod stocks. "The changes in shelf ecosystems between the 1980s and 1990s were remarkable," says Greene. "Now we have a much better idea about the role ...

Overfishing threatens European bluefin tuna

...h. That is because the ecosystem could change so that it is less productive for bluefin tuna. Such a change happened on the Canadian East Coast when cod populations declined but still have not come back, even after a fishing moratorium. The scientists have calculated how the bluefin tuna population ...

Scientists achieve first tracking of salmon from headwaters in Rockies through Pacific to Alaska

...in waters deeper than the current 200 meter limit, allowing scientists to follow deeper dwellers, like halibut ( www.eol.org/taxa/17051689 ) and black cod (sablefish, www.eol.org/taxa/17144157 ). POST's array of receivers will expand and increase in resolution, allowing scientists to look to the far ...

Researchers find animal with ability to survive climate change

... Queen's researchers have found that the main source of food for many fish - including cod - in the North Atlantic appears to adapt in order to survive climate change. Billions of Calanus finmarchicus , a plankton species, which are just...

August LabBits: A media tip sheet from the MBL in Woods Hole

... MBL, WOODS HOLE, MASummer on Cape cod is synonymous with a surge of tourists, but also a surge of scientists at the MBL (Marine Biological Laboratory). For more than a century, researchers...

UNH researchers tag first-ever free-swimming leatherback turtles in New England

...Leatherbacks typically come to the waters off Cape cod from July through October although, says Dodge, "w...says. The tagging effort will continue off Cape cod through September; Dodge hopes to tag nine more le...ies Service Northeast Regional Office and the Cape cod Commercial Hook Fishermen's Association. ...

Birds migrate earlier, but some may be left behind as the climate warms rapidly

... their legs, and then releasing them. Their findings, published in Global Change Biology, show that eight out of 32 bird species are passing by Cape cod significantly earlier on their annual trek north than they were 38 years ago. The reason? Warming temperatures. Temperatures in eastern Massachusetts ...

Saltwater sleuths: Seeking clues to help determine the ages of fish and shellfish populations

...tability in age reading, the program has assembled a reference collection of known age samples. Annual exchanges for quality control and precision for cod and haddock age reading are conducted with Canadian colleagues. Readers are also checked against others in the group. Other quality control measures a...

Not just for the monkeys: New publication shows evolution is everywhere

...evolutionary tools to address HIV transmission, to assess population boundaries of threatened species such as spotted owl, and to predict how Atlantic cod will evolve in response to increased fishing intensity. The second issue will entirely focus on highlighting the usefulness and benefits of an evoluti...

New whale detection buoys will help ships take the right way through marine habitat

...detection system since 2003, testing several different hydrophones and mooring designs. The team recently deployed three whale detection buoys in Cape cod Bay for the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries and two off the coasts of Georgia and Florida. ...

Pharmaceutical use in Norwegian fish farming in 2001-2007

...d on new breeding species, especially cod. However, the increase in use for cod was positively correlated to the increase in biomass cod produced. For more detailed data, including tables of information vie...

Northern right whales head south to give birth, leave genetic 'fingerprints' with NOAA researchers

... their summer feeding and nursery grounds off Cape cod and in Canadas Bay of Fundy. Conger recently re...aluating areas in Great South Channel east of Cape cod and in Massachusetts and Cape cod Bays that have been designated as critical habitat...

To save or savor? It's decision time for Atlantic bluefin tuna

...gh data to map the way toward sustaining, and even restoring, the giant bluefin before their populations tumble too low to recover, like that of the cod in the 1990s. The question remains whether humankind will choose to pull bluefins back from the brink, or push them over the edge by way of the di...

UBC scientist invokes future generations to save tuna populations from collapse

...- and long-term fisheries benefits could have prevented the collapse of the cod populations in Atlantic Canada, and is the last best chance for tuna, says ...tuna stocks are on the brink of disastrous decline. At its peak in 1968, cod fisheries in Atlantic Canada provided US$1.4 billion in revenues, says Suma...

Bottom trawling impacts, clearly visible from space

...large predatory fishes and is devastating marine ecosystems. What is amazing is the level of damage these types of animals have suffered, after the cod fishery in Canada was closed. We immediately started trawling deeper with no restrictions, and continue to do so, she said. There are ways to catch f...

A pilot program for harvesting Kodiak rockfish

...Pelagic Shelf Rockfish, a complex that includes dusky, dark, yellowtail and widow rockfish. Secondary species harvested in the fishery include Pacific cod (Gadus macrocephalus), Thornyhead Rockfish (Sebastolobus alascanus) and Sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria). In past years, the competitive fishery occu...

Oceans Past: A Guide to Oceans Future

...by the extinction of once-abundant species, the depletion of sensitive ecosystems, and episodes such as the extreme exploitation and later collapse of cod populations on the Grand Banks off the coasts of Newfoundland. Yet all too often the lessons from our historical interactions with marine ecosystems a...

Wind power explored off California's coast

...e made headlines lately, as some residents of Cape cod have argued that a potential Cape Wind project the... residents and 58 percent who live on or near Cape cod support the Cape Wind project, Dvorak said. ''The proposed Cape cod wind project, if it was built, would be the larges...

Ancient fish bones reveal impacts of global warming beneath the sea

...gresses and warms. There were also thousands of cod bones present together with the warm-water species... the early 1990s has reduced the survival of young cod in the North Sea. How can these two findings be re...d. The message from their work is that sustainable cod populations can be maintained in the North Sea eve...

SRMs track fire retardants in humans and environment

...easurements of environmental pollutants. Concentration values for PBDEs are now available for NISTs reference materials for house dust (SRM 2585), cod liver oil (SRM 1588b) and human blood serum (SRM 1589a). Newly certified values for PBDE concentrations in four other SRMs for whale blubber, mussel t...

Releasing fish for the future

...eking to maximise the post-release survival of other commonly-caught species including luderick, sand mullet, garfish, tailor, Australian bass, Murray cod and golden perch. NSW DPI scientists Matt Broadhurst and Paul Butcher have shown that mortality rates can be significantly improved through chang...

Long-lived deep-sea fishes imperiled by technology, overfishing

... orange roughy and Patagonian toothfish, better known as Chilean sea bass. In the deep ocean off the Pacific Northwest, sablefish ?also known as black cod ?are another depleted species. Deep-sea fishes grow slowly because of limited food sources and slower metabolisms and many don't reach sexual maturit...

Twenty of world's 162 grouper species threatened with extinction

...ilogram for grouper. “This shows that over-fishing could decimate another major food and economic resource for humans, similar to the loss of the cod stocks off New England and Canada that has put thousands of people out of work,?said Roger McManus, a senior director of Conservation International’s ...
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