Tagged: overfishing

Marine protection falls short of the 2020 target to safeguard 10% of the world’s oceans. A UN treaty and lessons from Antarctica could help - Guest Work

Guest Author Dec 15, 2020

Natasha Blaize Gardiner, University of Canterbury and Cassandra Brooks, University of Colorado Boulder Two-thirds of the world’s oceans fall outside national jurisdictions – they belong to no one and everyone. These international waters, known as the high seas, harbour a plethora of natural resources and millions of unique marine species. But they are being damaged irretrievably. Research … Read More

After a nuclear war, the world’s emergency food supply could be seafood — if overfishing stops now - Hot off the press

Guest Author Nov 13, 2020

Eric Galbraith, McGill University and Kim Scherrer, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona People in wealthy, industrialized countries are used to finding their supermarket shelves fully stocked. Yet for a brief period early in the COVID-19 pandemic, some of those shelves emptied out, as panic drove shoppers to stockpile and supply chains were interrupted. For many, this came as a reminder that … Read More

Octopus and squid populations are booming – here’s why - Guest Work

Guest Author May 25, 2016

By Alexander Arkhipkin, University of Aberdeen Squid, octopus and cuttlefish populations are booming across the world. These fast-growing, adaptable creatures are perfectly equipped to exploit the gaps left by extreme climate changes and overfishing, according to a study colleagues and I published in the journal Current Biology. Humans have reached and in many cases surpassed sustainable fishing … Read More