Via Hakai Magazine
"Kornis, a fish biologist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, studied hundreds of sites in and around Chesapeake Bay, from natural beaches and marshlands, to shores lined with riprap (cages of loose rock) and bulkheads (walls, often wooden). The harder the shoreline, he found, the harder hit the species. This was true even for riprap, which is often considered more environmentally friendly than sheer walls."
"Surveys off Washington’s coast detected low numbers of juvenile salmon from the Columbia River, including spring chinook, a bad omen for orcas and other species that rely on the king of fish."
The Fisheries Agency said Sunday it is confident that the European Commission will soon lift its "yellow card" against Taiwan, which was issued in 2015 as a warning that the country was at risk of being identified as uncooperative in the fight against illegal fishing.
"The scientists state that a binding international agreement among Arctic countries and nations with distant water fishing fleets must be signed in order to prevent the premature start of commercial fishing and encourage greater scientific research and cooperation. The five countries that signed the 2015 declaration have been discussing such an agreement with Japan, South Korea, the European Union, China and Iceland."
Via USA Today
"Internal memos show top Trump administration officials knew extending the recreational fishing season in the Gulf of Mexico from three to 42 days this summer would lead to significant overfishing."
"Since taking office in February, Ross has surprised fisheries managers and stakeholders by directly intervening in federal fisheries decisions leaving many wondering whether the Secretary’s atypical approach might be the new norm."
Via News Deeply
"Researcher Rebecca Selden talks about her new study, which looks at the impact of climate change on predator-prey relationships and how the migration of a keystone species can roil local economies."