A RESTRICTED INVITATION TO ASSESS AND EXPAND Assembled by Michelle Batterham The Problem A paper has been published reviewing various non-lethal methods currently being used, somewhat ineffectively, to reduce interactions between sharks and people. McPhee et al. 2021, A comparison of alternative systems to catch and kill for mitigating unprovoked shark bite on bathers or… Continue reading ASSESSMENT-REVIEW
By Jim Waymer. Originally published on Florida Today. Sharks sink to the bottom dead, slaughtered only for their fins. Flounders are floundering under an onslaught of hooks. And diamondback terrapins drown in untold abandoned crab traps. Those are among the creature discomforts that Florida wildlife officials will address this week, fishing for better ways to preserve those… Continue reading Sharks, flounders and terrapins top Florida wildlife agenda this week
Lausanne, 18 June 2020 – On Tuesday, Chris Lischewski, the driving force behind the creation of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF), received a three-year prison sentence in the United States for fixing the price of canned tuna. The former CEO of Bumble Bee Sea Foods is now disgraced beyond recovery. The story behind this… Continue reading Tuna-price-fixing
Tiger sharks will never be in danger of depletion, nor worse, under current fishing methods worldwide. They mature very quick as far as sharks go, and the females are always much larger than the males, and probably mate with several males like many shark species during breeding season that helps genetic diversity, and have scores… Continue reading DIRECTED SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES, INC. A Saltwater Fisheries Consulting Company
Author Nils E. Stolpe/FishNet USA The reasons for Big Oil’s (now more accurately Big Energy’s) focus on fisheries – and on demonizing fishing and fisher- men – has been fairly obvious since a coalition of fishermen and environmentalists successfully stopped energy exploration on Georges Bank in the early 80s. Using a handful of ocean oriented… Continue reading “Fish Wars” or a Regime Shift in Ocean Governance?
Author Nils Stolpe/FishNet USA Choking On Good Intentions In multispecies fisheries, regulators must distinguish between stocks that are truly threatened or endangered and those that are simply fished harder than would be optimal on a single-species basis. It may be best to not try to rebuild some overfished stocks (so long as they do not… Continue reading Fisheries are choking on good(?) intentions
Author: Nils Stolpe/FishNet USA I’ve been reviewing my past writings to gauge which, if any, have aged gracefully and which haven’t. I’ll be redistributing those that I think were particularly noteworthy, either because they were – and perhaps still are – on target or because they weren’ t – or aren’ t. The following addresses… Continue reading The Sustainable Fisheries Act – January 11, 2000 revisited
Originally published in www.fishermensnews.com. Members of the Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) will begin 2015 by reviewing a new proposed research plan for an Antarctic whale research program, known as NeWReP-A, under which Japan will gather evidence to demonstrate that future commercial harvests of minke whales can be conducted sustainably. While the… Continue reading It’s Time to Listen to Japan on Whaling
Authors By ROBIN MCDOWELL, MARGIE MASON and MARTHA MENDOZA BENJINA, Indonesia (AP) — The Burmese slaves sat on the floor and stared through the rusty bars of their locked cage, hidden on a tiny tropical island thousands of miles from home. Just a few yards away, other workers loaded cargo ships with slave-caught seafood that… Continue reading AP Investigation: Are slaves catching the fish you buy?
Author Nils E. Stolpe, FishNet USA There are people who don’t like fishing. There are people who don’t like anyone who isn’t a vegan. There are people who don’t like progress. There are people who don’t like efficiency. There are people who don’t like to thoroughly research issues. There are people who don’t like technology.… Continue reading Their careers and their futures depend on attacking fishermen and fishing. What more can we expect from them?