This article is about the Menhaden coming back into the waters around Connecticut. The Menhaden had been almost completely wiped out which causes the other marine animals to leave the area. It just goes to show how one animal can make a devastating difference in an ecosystem.
This article is about a Giant Shipworm that scientists were able to dissect and learn more about. Before then, there was not much known about shipworms except that they had wood pulp diet. These shipworms instead live off hydrogen sulfide. They are able to eat and live with bacteria inside of their cells without getting sick.
In 2012, Canada enacted the Fisheries Act that stripped away the protection over freshwater species. The law to protect the fish began in 1868 and protected all fish and their habitat. It now restricts the protections over fish that are “part of the commercial, recreational, or aboriginal fishery and only against serious harm.” (Clifton) About 80% of Canada’s fish are at risk of extinction. This could effect fish in the United States as well.
This article is about the decrease of cod in New England. With the decrease of population, fisheries are beginning to wonder if cod fishing is history now. Last year was one of the worst years with bringing in less than 170,000 pounds into Maine. In the 1990’s, cod fishing was abundant with fishermen bringing in 21 million pounds in a year. It was found in 2014 that the spawning population had reached its lowest point in history. They do not have high hopes that there will be much recruitment for the time being.
Here is an interesting article written in Fall 2004. Despite it is almost 13 years ago, it still addresses the concerns for catch limits. If these policies were not set, I do believe the stock of our fish species in Alaska could have been affected. Our fish and habitat need substantial time to rebound in its population and natural environment, and I commend the efforts of the fishery managements on doing so. That is what this story is about…reorienting fishery policy toward ecosystems and reorganizing the institutional structure of ocean policy.
https://issues.org/21-1/sanchirico/ retrieved April 6, 2017
Here is an interesting link on the early American Management of fisheries in North America. It is interesting and true about how we humans “manipulate” the environment specifically our fish species that we harvest, sell, and consume.
https://fisheries.org/membership/new-to-fisheries/about-fisheries/ retrieved April 3, 2017.
In Bethel, AK residents are trying to work out a salmon management plan for the Kuskokwim River with state biologists. There are signs showing that there will be a decline in the amount of fish in the river. They want a plant to be created as soon as possible so that it doesn’t come about while people are putting camp together so they can fish. The King salmon run has been decreasing over the past five years. They are hoping to have a meeting scheduled in March.
Here is a link to watch a video about Food: Agriculture and Fisheries
https://www.conservation.org/what/Pages/Food-Agriculture-and-Fisheries.aspx retrieved March 6, 2017
retrieved March 6, 2017
Here is a link to see this “rare crocodile shark”. https://www.grindtv.com/wildlife/rare-crocodile-shark-discovered-first-time-uk-photos/#gtMMoJ8kkm0MFZ8i.97 retrieved March 2, 2017.