INFOGRAPHIC | New climate target could bring in six million tons of fish annually

If countries are able to meet the Paris Agreement global warming target of 1.5 degrees Celsius, potential fish catches could increase by six million metric tons per year. Researchers found that for every degree decrease in global warming, potential fish catches could yield an annual increase by more than three million metric tons. According to […]

The British navy went far for food

Looking at old cod found in the hold of the Tudor warship the Mary Rose is  providing a glimpse of  fisheries history. A DNA analysis of the stored cod revealed it was caught in near Iceland and Newfoundland and  is “illuminating the role of naval provisioning in the early development of extensive sea fisheries, with […]

The Deepwater Horizon spill and fish heart defects

A new study shows that fish embryos developed heart defects when exposed to crude oil levels similar to that found in oil spills like the Deepwater Horizon disaster. The study looked at bluefin and yellowfin tuna as well as amberjack, species that are highly valued in commercial fisheries. Stock of Bluefin tuna that spawns in the […]

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Sea lice have unexpected effect on chum salmon

Fisheries data from British Columbia show that when sea lice infest populations of pink and coho salmon, their productivity suffers. Surprisingly, this correlation is not present for chum salmon, which are less popular among predators.  A new study uses mathematical models to explore one possible explanation: by slowing down all species, sea lice provide predators […]

Royal Society Report on Marine Biodiversity | Webinar recording

Royal Society of Canada Report on Marine Biodiversity – January 31, 2012 Canada has the longest marine coastline of any country in the world, along three of the world’s oceans. Is Canada filling its role as steward and protector of our valuable ocean resources and marine biodiversity? How do we stack up to other nations? And what more […]

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