Oceanic Shark and Ray Numbers Down 71 Percent over Past 50 Years
Oceanic Shark and Ray Numbers Down 71 Percent over Past 50 Years
Overfishing is the biggest factor driving these species toward extinction, researchers conclude from a new study.
Oceanic Shark and Ray Numbers Down 71 Percent over Past 50 Years
Oceanic Shark and Ray Numbers Down 71 Percent over Past 50 Years

Overfishing is the biggest factor driving these species toward extinction, researchers conclude from a new study.

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
Climate Change Could Drive Sharks to Fishing Grounds: Study
Asher Jones | Jan 28, 2021
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
Image of the Day: Albatross Sentinels
Amy Schleunes | Jan 29, 2020
Through their attraction to fishing vessels and their ability to fly great distances, the seabirds help uncover the presence of illegal fisheries.
Image of the Day: Fish Fences
Image of the Day: Fish Fences
Chia-Yi Hou | May 22, 2019
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
Large Female Fish Play a Big Role in Replenishing Populations: Study
Diana Kwon | May 11, 2018
Bigger, older mothers produce disproportionately more eggs than their smaller counterparts do.
Study Finds Epigenetic Differences Between Hatchery-Raised and Wild-Born Salmon
Study Finds Epigenetic Differences Between Hatchery-Raised and Wild-Born Salmon
Shawna Williams | Mar 1, 2018
The variation may help explain why stocked salmon don’t fare as well in the ocean.
World Leaders Create Antarctic Marine Reserve
World Leaders Create Antarctic Marine Reserve
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 28, 2016
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
Study: Small Fish Comforted By Big Predators
Tanya Lewis | Apr 28, 2016
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
EU Reels in Subsidies for Ocean Fisheries
Bob Grant | Oct 25, 2013
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
Farmed salmon may have more in common with their more expensive wild-caught counterparts than consumers are led to believe.