"Federal officials, who have spent much of the last decade 'avoiding their obligations under the Endangered Species Act,' need a contingency plan to save the endangered fish, the judge says."
Fish & Fisheries
A million year old cycle of fish migration almost came to an end in the waters off of the nation’s capital. But a monumental conservation effort has brought the American Shad them back from the brink.
Reviewed by CHRISTINE HEINRICHS
It's no revelation that the world's oceans have been overfished.
Callum Roberts documents the extent, duration and effects of the problem in The Unnatural History of the Sea, winner of the 2008 Society of Environmental Journalists' Rachel Carson Environment Book Award. The book tells a saga of technological advances that have allowed the plundering of the world's fisheries to accelerate.
Overfishing is far greater than ever realized.
A federal judge in Oregon told the National Marine Fisheries Service on Sept. 10, 2001, to either define a genetic difference between wild and hatchery fish or reconsider protecting the wild fish under the Endangered Species Act.
As of Sept. 21, reporters and citizens have access to substantial US Fish and Wildlife Service data on fish diseases in US waters.
As populations of wild salmon decline and cans and slabs of farmed salmon proliferate on supermarket shelves aquaculture practices that help feed the demand for the fish are gaining attention.
Consumers looking for information on which fish may be better to eat, considering factors such as sustainability, health, or source identification, have a range of potential sources.
More fish in US federal marine waters have become overfished, according to NOAA's annual assessment for 2006, released June 22, 2007