Good fishing off Mallorca – even without big fish

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The tuna season off Mallorca is in full swing - but this year is much different than usual. The purse seiners, who had met their quotas in 2-3 days in previous years, have now (begining of June) been on the...

Many Bluefins off Mallorca

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The bluefin tuna have arrived in the north of Mallorca and are a pleasure for anglers - if the weather is fine. There, too, several fishing days have been blown away by the wind. In the quieter breaks in between,...

New Spawning Grounds of Bluefin Discovered off the USA

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Off the northeast coast of the United States, scientists have detected new spawning grounds of bluefin tuna. The discovery that especially smaller tuna in the class from 80 to 500 lb spawn there while the larger ones head to the...

25 Fish-Aggregating Devices off Somalia to tackle piracy

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25 new Fish-Aggregating Devices (FADs) at the Somalia coast should boost the small-scale artisanal fisheries, and to tackle the underlying causes of piracy: Degradation of local fisheries, high levels of youth unemployment, and food insecurity. The FAO-program has been funded...

EU raises minimum size of northern sea bass

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The EU has taken another step to protect sea bass stocks in Europe. The 28 EU member states agreed to the Commission's proposal to increase the minimum size for northern sea bass from 36 to 42 cm. The new rule...

Bluefin tuna can go hungry in a sea of plenty

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Bluefin tuna are going hungry in a sea full of fish because their foraging habits are most efficient with larger, not necessarily more abundant prey, according to a study led by by Walter Golet, assistant research professor in the School...

Recreational angler should get higher catch quotas than the industrial sector

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A NOAA report shows significant economic benefits of recreational fishing in California's national marine sanctuaries. -  Anglers spent approximately $156 million on saltwater recreational fishing in Californias four national marine sanctuaries on average, which generated more than $200 million in...

Open Fire!

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The Pacific island nation of Palau has set fire to four Vietnamese vessels caught illegally fishing operating in its waters. “We wanted to send a very strong message. Captains will be prosecuted and jailed. Nothing will be gained from poaching...

Tiger sharks migrate like birds

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The tracked sharks followed the same migration pattern each year and returned to almost the same small area in the Caribbean each time. There, the males will find female tiger sharks and mate. But why they travel so far north...

Cold hearted bluefin tuna

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Bluefin tuna can keep their hearts pumping during temperature changes that would stop a human heart: Adrenalin is the triggering key factor. Scientists at the University of Manchester and at Stanford University in the USA discovered that adrenalin keeps the...