"What do fish sound like? When Gulf Corvina breed, their mating calls could be likened to an immense, underwater roar. Now, a group of researchers have found a way to use the deafening din to save these fish from exploitation. Using underwater microphones, they’ve developed a method for converting sound recordings of the fish’s calls into precise population estimates. Those could inform more accurate catch limits, they say, that would ultimately make corvina fisheries—and others—more sustainable."
Via The Daily Catch
"West Africa’s artisanal fishing fleet has grown in size and engine power to the point where it now dwarfs the region’s industrial fleet. Yet despite a massive labor force and steadily growing horsepower, artisanal fishers still catch way less fish."
Via NOAA Fisheries
"Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, with concurrence from the White House, named Chris Oliver Assistant Administrator for NOAA Fisheries. The Texas native assumed his new position on June 19, taking the helm from Acting Assistant Administrator Samuel Rauch who will return to his position as the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs."
"The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources announced a ban on fishing and trading all species of sharks, rays, parrotfish and sea urchins that inhabit the jurisdictional waters of the Dominican Republic."
"An innovative electronic reporting platform that provides real-time verification and validation of deliveries from sea to port is a big technological step for tracing tuna catches -- "a game changer", according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)."
"The Oslo government says it has already met with British and EU officials to discuss its concerns, but it wants feedback and suggestions from those industries that are going to be most affected – and fishing and aquaculture are top of the list."