Fish & Fisheries

"Deadly Algal Bloom Triggers Social Uprising in Southern Chile"

"SANTIAGO - A ban on harvesting shellfish in Chiloé due to a severe red tide outbreak sparked a social uprising that has partially isolated thousands of local residents of the southern Chilean archipelago and revived criticism of an export model that condemns small-scale fishing communities to poverty and marginalisation."

Source: IPS, 05/12/2016

"Study Finds Fish Face Double Whammy From Acidification, Low Oxygen"

"Fish in the Chesapeake Bay and other estuaries face a greater risk from climate change than previously suspected, a new study suggests, as they’re more likely to become disoriented and die in water that is both starved of oxygen and has become more acidic."

Source: Bay Journal, 05/11/2016
May 24, 2016

Meet the Fishes

If you know young budding environmental journalists who like to write about their experiences, bring them to The River Project's Wetlab in New York to see and learn about the crabs, fishes and oysters that dwell in the Hudson River.

"Feds Deciding If Coal-Export Project Violates Tribal Rights"

"For centuries, Lummi tribal fishermen have harvested, dug up clams and fished for salmon in the tidelands and waters of northwest Washington state. Now, the tribe says a proposed $700 million project to build the nation’s largest coal-export terminal threatens that way of life. The tribe last year asked federal regulators to deny permits for project, saying it would interfere with the tribe’s treaty-reserved fishing rights."

Source: AP, 04/26/2016

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