Tag Archives: Marine scientists

Marine scientists beholden to conservation group funding

The Dec. 27 Associated Press article “Fight looming over New England fishing territories,” shed a public light on another upcoming regulatory matter. In my view, there was a lot of “between the lines” information that warrants clarification in that article since it indicated that 138 scientists have taken a specific position. I have no malice toward good and sound science, as well as the individuals that are dedicated to its pursuit. Read the rest here 06:44

Maybe Russ Brown should read this – Gurnard and chips, please: warmer seas change UK fish stock as cod head north

Cod and chips could soon become a dish of the past, as Britain’s waters become ever warmer. Marine experts have warned that rising sea temperatures are transforming the makeup of fish stocks in our coastal waters. Where cod and haddock once thrived, sea bass, hake, red mullet and anchovies are now being caught in rising numbers. If Britain wants sustainable fisheries round its shores, it will have to turn to these for the fish suppers of the future, they add. <Read more here> 15:03

Cod continues to move north into Arctic – scientists

The main driver behind this sizeable  migration is warmer seas further south. Marine scientists from five countries bordering the Arctic Ocean  met in Tromso, Norway recently to discuss this phenomenon and concluded that cod stocks in the Barents Sea are at record levels. Norwegian oceanographer Alf Håkon Hoel said in a recent article that some of the most important fisheries in the world take place in waters around the North Pole. [email protected]  08:29