Tag Archives: fisheries management

Getting a clue on population variability

Two papers were just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by friends and former colleagues of mine from the University of Washington. Both of these papers confront an old and persistent question in fisheries science: what … Continue reading

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Throw the little ones back?

If you’ve ever had to throw a fish back because it was below the legal size, you are familiar with a principle that guides many recreational, and commercial, fisheries. “Keepers” are defined as fish above a certain length, and the … Continue reading

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Matching Management to Fish and Fishers

There are no truly universal laws in ecology. Every pattern and process takes place on its own scale in time and space, and truths that hold at one scale do not necessarily hold at another. This is a fact of … Continue reading

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Sustainabewildering Seafood

I just finished reading a new paper from Jennifer Jaquet et al., mostly from Daniel Pauly’s group at UBC. The paper is titled “Conserving wild fish in a sea of market-based efforts,” and it appears in the current issue of … Continue reading

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Vigilante Fisheries Management?

Very interesting article in the San Francisco Chronicle yesterday (thanks, SFriedScientist). Fishermen in Kenya and Somalia are seeing increasing catches of fish near shore, which may be related to the epidemic of piracy off the Somalian coast. When the government … Continue reading

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