Fish & Fisheries

"Watching the Changes in Narragansett Bay for Half a Century"

A trawl survey that has been conducted weekly for some 50 years in Narragansett Bay is finding profound changes in the composition of sea life there. Biologically, the news is bad. Despite huge investments in cleaning up the Bay, climate change seems to be the villain.

Source: Providence Journal, 10/26/2009

"Bering Sea Pollock Survey Finds Fewer Fish Than Anticipated"

"Government researchers have released data indicating that Alaska's Bering Sea pollock population remains low. ... The pollock fishery in the eastern Bering is the nation's largest commercial fish harvest by weight, and it is Alaska's most valuable fishery, worth nearly $1 billion annually."

Source: Anchorage Daily News, 09/21/2009
April 26, 2010 to April 28, 2010

Third International Invasive Sea Squirt Conference

Coastal Invaders Conference

"EPA Limits Three Pesticides To Protect Salmon"

"The federal government, acting to protect endangered fish, is setting up new rules to limit where and when orchardists, farmers and others can use some common pesticides. ... The rules, coming from the Environmental Protection Agency, follow from a decision last year by the National Marine Fisheries Service to require limits on three common pesticides -- chlorpyrifos, diazinon and malathion -- in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and California."

Source: Portland Oregonian, 09/14/2009

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