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Drifting fish larvae allow marine reserves to rebuild fisheries

Marine ecologists have shown for the first time that tiny fish larvae can drift with ocean currents and "re-seed" fish stocks significant distances away -- more than 100 miles in a new study from Hawaii.
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Fishery Managers Move to Clean up the California Swordfish Drift Gillnet Fishery

Biology / Marine Biology : The Beacon (last week)

A sperm whale. (Photo: Oceana / Juan Cuetos) The Pacific Fishery Management Council recently made a historic move by voting to clean up the California swordfish drift gillnet fishery—one of the dirtiest U.S. fisheries for bycatch. Read Post

Ocean acidification threatens fish stocks

Biology / Marine Biology : Ocean Acidification (3 years ago)

– Marine Biologists from Kiel demonstrate impact on fish larvae – December 11, 2011 / Kiel. Fish stocks are not only threatened by over-fishing. An international research group led by the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences (IFM-GE... Read Post

Connectivity In Marine Fish Populations: Larvae Spawned In Marine Reserves Can Travel Long Distances

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (5 years ago)

Children of baby boomers aren't the only ones who have taken to setting up home far from where their parents live. A new study documents how larval dispersal connects marine fish populations in a network of marine protected areas --... Read Post


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