Category Archives: Fisheries

Sardine fishery threatened

Milius, S. 27 Feb 2012. Sardine fishery may be in peril. Conditions in northeast Pacific echo those related to collapse last century. Science News. The Sardine fishery was once the largest of any species in the Western hemisphere.  It’s still … Continue reading

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Menhaden going extinct — the key food source at bottom of food web

Friedemann, A.  23 mar 2009. Meet menhaden – before this ecologically critical fish vanishes. Ethicurean. Menhaden are vacuum cleaners, filtering up to 4 gallons of water a minute to extract phytoplankton. They grow no more than a foot long, yet … Continue reading

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