International Fisheries Management Commission Agrees to Strategy to Amend Measures to End Pacific Bigeye Tuna Overfishing

Green (Living) Review

The Commission made headway, but no consensus on the key issues related to overfishing of Pacific bigeye tuna and capping purse-seine fishing capacity in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean. Decisions on these and other major items are as follows: Bigeye Tuna Overfishing.

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Effective Communications for Conservation Action

Nature Conservancy - Science

Enforcement was slow at first, but continues to grow as the scientific data are communicated,” says Peter Houk , a marine biologist with the University of Guam Marine Lab and co-author on the research. For example, they used the overfishing data to educate church leaders.

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Hyperstability: The Achilles’ Heel of Data-Poor Fisheries

Nature Conservancy - Science

The potential for overfishing is compounded by the fact that the local price for reef fish doesn’t vary by species, so fishermen simply target the biggest fish they can find. There’s a basic logic to managing fisheries: as a fish population decreases you’ll catch fewer fish.

Losing Nemo: Great Barrier Reef At Risk From Coal | Mother Jones

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The proposed projects near the Reef are especially frustrating, Wishart said, because they distract conservationists attention away from the multitude of pre-existing problems it faces, like overfishing and water pollution. "We Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones. Politics.