Fish & Fisheries

August 30, 2009 to September 3, 2009

American Fisheries Society 139th Annual Meeting

Sessions will cover commercial fisheries issues such as bycatch reduction, recreational fishing issues, endangered species, climate change, international policy and new fisheries science technologies in genetics, tagging and tracking of fish.

Topics on the Beat: 

"U.S. Commerce Secretary Freezes Arctic Fishing Expansion"

"To prevent ecosystem damage due to commercial harvesting activity, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke today decided to prohibit the expansion of commercial fishing in federal Arctic waters until researchers gather enough information on fish and the Arctic marine environment to put safeguards in place."

Source: ENS, 08/21/2009

"Imperiled Fisheries Make A Comeback, Study Shows"

"There's no question that the world's fish are in trouble. Fishermen are pulling fish out of the seas far faster than these populations can grow back. Some fisheries are heading toward collapse or even extinction. But a major new analysis of this grim picture shows that fisheries aren't doomed. In fact, some are on the mend."

Source: NPR, 07/31/2009


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