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Written by Leslie Taylor
2013 - Off Small Point, Maine, Greg Gilliam, Clint Wallace, Eric Wallace, Brett Gilliam, and Dave Wallace Jr. load fish from their mackerel pound into a dory boat. They use lobster boats to haul the dory out to the pound.
NMFS recently released a draft action plan for fish discard and release mortality science, creating a list of actions that they hope can better inform fisheries.
We know that fishermen have to deal with bycatch by discarding or releasing unwanted catch overboard, but there is a data gap regarding how those fish survive.Read more...
A new study has identified a set of features common to all ocean ecosystems that provide a visual diagnosis of the health of the underwater environment coastal communities rely on.
Together, the features detail cumulative effects of threats -- such as overfishing, pollution, and invasive species, allowing responders to act faster to increase ocean resiliency and sustainability.Read more...