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Two researchers take samples from salmon using dissecting tools and small collection tubes.
Farmed Atlantic Salmon Likely Passed Virus to Wild Pacific Salmon
New genomic analyses reveal that piscine orthoreovirus first came to the Pacific in 1989, around the same time that salmon farms in the area started importing Atlantic salmon eggs from Europe.
Farmed Atlantic Salmon Likely Passed Virus to Wild Pacific Salmon
Farmed Atlantic Salmon Likely Passed Virus to Wild Pacific Salmon

New genomic analyses reveal that piscine orthoreovirus first came to the Pacific in 1989, around the same time that salmon farms in the area started importing Atlantic salmon eggs from Europe.

New genomic analyses reveal that piscine orthoreovirus first came to the Pacific in 1989, around the same time that salmon farms in the area started importing Atlantic salmon eggs from Europe.

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Oceanic Shark and Ray Numbers Down 71 Percent over Past 50 Years
Lisa Winter | Jan 28, 2021 | 3 min read
Overfishing is the biggest factor driving these species toward extinction, researchers conclude from a new study.
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Climate Change Could Drive Sharks to Fishing Grounds: Study
Asher Jones | Jan 28, 2021 | 5 min read
Blue sharks don't dive as deeply in low-oxygen waters—which become more prevalent as oceans warm—effectively pushing them into areas of high fishing pressure.
Image of the Day: Albatross Sentinels
Amy Schleunes | Jan 29, 2020 | 1 min read
Through their attraction to fishing vessels and their ability to fly great distances, the seabirds help uncover the presence of illegal fisheries.
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Image of the Day: Fish Fences
Chia-Yi Hou | May 22, 2019 | 1 min read
Structures built in tropical coastal waters capture fish, but harm the ecosystem and may lead to overfishing.
Large Female Fish Play a Big Role in Replenishing Populations: Study
Diana Kwon | May 11, 2018 | 2 min read
Bigger, older mothers produce disproportionately more eggs than their smaller counterparts do.
Study Finds Epigenetic Differences Between Hatchery-Raised and Wild-Born Salmon
Shawna Williams | Mar 1, 2018 | 4 min read
The variation may help explain why stocked salmon don’t fare as well in the ocean.
World Leaders Create Antarctic Marine Reserve
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 28, 2016 | 2 min read
After years of negotiation, 24 nations and the European Union banded together to protect 1.55 million square kilometers of the Antarctic Ocean from commercial fishing.
Study: Small Fish Comforted By Big Predators
Tanya Lewis | Apr 28, 2016 | 1 min read
Baby fish show fewer signs of stress in the presence of large fish that scare off midsize predators. 
EU Reels in Subsidies for Ocean Fisheries
Bob Grant | Oct 25, 2013 | 1 min read
The European Parliament rejected a proposal designed to fund the construction of new fishing boats, instead opting to fund a project that aims to curtail overfishing.
How Green Are Your Fish?
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 1, 2012 | 1 min read
Farmed salmon may have more in common with their more expensive wild-caught counterparts than consumers are led to believe.
Can Fish Eco-Labeling be Trusted?
Jef Akst and Edyta Zielinska | May 14, 2012 | 2 min read
Programs that provide sustainable certification for fisheries may be too generous with their accreditation.
Satellites Spy on Fish Farms
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 8, 2012 | 3 min read
Scientists use Google Earth to fact check official reports of fish farming in the Mediterranean.
Early Warning Signs
Richard P. Grant | Oct 1, 2011 | 3 min read
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