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Galapagos shark, Carcharhinus galapagensis

Scientists urge Brazil to take a stand on protecting marine life

Brazil fisheries have no bag or size limits for any species of fish and even the most basic fisheries statistics, such as the numbers and weights of fish being caught, are a blank space. The newly published Red List of Brazilian species at risk from extinction, identifies 83 types of marine animal aslo commercially exploited by fisheries. The Galapagos shark is an example of a keystone species thought to have been fished to regional extinction due to decades of nonexistent fisheries regulations. This species is one of many that could have greatly benefited from management plans that help reduce by-catch and prevent the overexploitation of fishing stocks.
Deploying Red Tide Detector

Sensors watch for Red Tides

This year an array of sensors are watching for harmful red tides in the Gulf of Maine. Red tides are toxic and can cause paralytic shellfish poisoning.
Lionfish

Marine Invaders Threaten Galapagos

Increasing tourism and the spread of marine invasive non-native species is threatening the unique undersea life around the Galapagos Islands.
Fresh Fish Seafood In Market by Kittikun Atsawintarangkul

What is an endangered marine fish worth? Nothing in Canada.

Cost, and not threat status, governs the listing of imperiled fishes in Canada. In fact, if it costs anything at all to protect marine...
Gulf of California map

Seabird diets provide early warning of fishery declines

The proportions of sardines and anchovies in the diet of pelicans, gulls and terns in spring, can signal the need to reduce fishing efforts in the ensuing season and prevent a fisheries collapse.

Canada Invests $32 Million in Ocean Science

Canada has the longest coastline in the world. The Government of Canada is to provide $32.8 million in support of Ocean Networks Canada (ONC),...

World’s Most Robust Marine Reserve is at Baja California

A thriving undersea wildlife park tucked away near the southern tip of Mexico's Baja peninsula has proven to be the most robust marine reserve...

2010 El Nino Reduces Marine Life

The ongoing El Niño of 2010 is reducing numbers of pelagic fish along the California coast.