Category Archives: fisheries management

North Pacific Spiny Dogfish Get Labeled

The ongoing saga of whether spiny dogfish can truly be considered a “sustainable” fishery continues (tip o’ the hat to David).  North Pacific spiny dogfish (Squalus suckleyi) were in consideration for Marine Stewardship Council sustainability certification a little less than … Continue reading

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AFS 2011 – Big Ol’ Recap

I’ve spent the last week at the 141st Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, where nearly 4,000 fish nerds from the worlds of academia, management, and even art descended on Seattle for four days of talks, socials, interesting conversation … Continue reading

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101 Uses for Shark Puke Part 2: How Much Do Sharks Eat?

The last time I wrote about the usefulness of shark puke, I discussed a few of the less obvious uses of diet studies on sharks.  As apex predators, sharks can sample a wide variety of potential prey species, and diet … Continue reading

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AES 2011 Day 4

Today marked the last official day of shark talks at JMIH/AES, though there will still be plenty of bony fish a reptile talks tomorrow.  Most likely I’ll be exploring Minneapolis, and then it’s time for the long trip back and … Continue reading

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AES 2011 Day 3

Time for the recap of day 3 of JMIH/AES 2011.  Read on below the jump…

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European Dogfish Updates

Still up in Massachusetts doing a little dogfish tagging, but we’ve taken a couple days off to recuperate and let the weather finish clearing up.  It’s already been much better weather and far more productive than the last time we … Continue reading

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Twitter Discoveries: Bycatch.org and RJ Dunlap

I’ll admit I was a bit skeptical about Twitter for a while.  However, since jumping on the bandwagon I’ve actually found it to be an incredible source of information and news that I would never have had the time to … Continue reading

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NOAA Asks Fishermen to Release Makos

NOAA/NMFS has released a statement asking commercial fishermen to release mako sharks caught alive.  They also ask that fishermen report where the makos are released so they can update their information on mako movements and distribution.  The reason for this … Continue reading

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Spiny Dogfish Can Still Be Finned in Oregon

Tip o’ the hat to Jen for bringing this to my attention.  Oregon is among the states putting through bans on the trade and sale of shark fins.  However, looking at the legislation itself, I can’t help but notice a … Continue reading

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Carcharhinus plumblinkus

Quite a bit of interesting stuff happening since the last bit of linkage.  Let’s do this. The biggest news has obviously been that U.S. forces have finally taken out Osama Bin Laden.  This was verified by positively identifying the body … Continue reading

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