Category Archives: fisheries management

Protected Sharks Still Eat Fish

Amid the constant talk of lowered biodiversity, invasive species, habitat destruction, global climate change, and any other examples of how thoroughly we as a species have wrecked the planet, it’s always good to hear an actual success story in conservation.  … Continue reading

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The Future of Sharks

Tip o’ the hat to @sharksandlasers for linking to this (Twitter is actually useful!).  The PEW Environmental Group has released a report on the state of shark fisheries worldwide, and it contains some interesting facts and figures.  You can download … Continue reading

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How to Not Catch Dogfish

Even the biggest fan of spiny dogfish can’t deny that these little sharks sure are great at choking up entire nets.  This is especially problematic for commercial fishermen who are trying to catch anything other than dogfish, and particularly for … Continue reading

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Who Gets to Fish for Dogfish?

I meant to write about this earlier this month after attending the public comment session related to the spiny dogfish fisheries management plan (FMP).  Since it’s taken this long to actually sit down and write about it, this post isn’t … Continue reading

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Galinkocerdo cuvieri

I had grand designs of getting caught back up with the blog, but those were thwarted by thesis writing, teaching, grading… plus St. Patrick’s Day and March Madness.  Turns out I do have a tiny sliver of a life outside … Continue reading

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Striped Bass Eat Too Much

Ah, the majestic striped bass. It’s been called the “perfect fish” by enthusiastic anglers, and represents one of the greatest successes of fisheries management in North America. It fights like a demon when hooked and is delicious when baked. Anglers … Continue reading

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Carcharhinus linkbatus

Apologies for the long lag time between posts this week.  Let’s catch up. From Rick over at Deep Sea News: Holy crap that’s a lot of bull sharks! Remind me to find some way to do my PhD research in … Continue reading

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Mustelus linkus

Another round of shark news links.  Enjoy. The biggest news is likely the release of the International Shark Attack File’s annual report.  The main gist: shark attacks are up worldwide, down in the US.  Of course that high is a … Continue reading

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Porbeagles Continue to Rebound in Canada

It’s been quite some time since the last time I’ve written about porbeagles.  This cold-water shark is encountered relatively often off the coast of New England, where it is both a respectable sportfish (albeit one not fished as often as … Continue reading

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Fish Wars: Recreational and Commercial Fishermen Clash Over Striped Bass

This will be a rare non-shark post, but I think it will cover an issue that permeates throughout fisheries management regardless of which species you’re focused on (maybe not so much spiny dogfish: rec and commercial fishermen alike aren’t huge … Continue reading

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