In a two-day symposium in Anchorage in late October, scientists pondered as potential research priorities studies ranging from stock assessments to climate change, with a goal of strengthening low Chinook salmon runs around the state. This article explores the under-discussed but crucial issue of habitat degradation; ESS‘ David Montgomery is quoted.
On October 25th, experts in fisheries joined a Google+ hangout on Huffington Post Live to talk about the state of the world’s fisheries. Author Carl Safina and SAFS‘ Ray Hilborn are among these experts. Check out this 20 minute debate and discussion: is there such a thing as sustainable fisheries?
Two days of intense discussion by federal, state and university scientists have broadened the base of shared knowledge on chinook salmon, arming state biologists with more tools to tackle the conundrum of diminishing returns, and restore strength to the fishery. SAFS‘ Daniel Schindler was one of the attendees; read more here!
During the first session of a two-day chinook salmon symposium, researchers focused on the magnitude of the state’s king salmon issues. SAFS‘ Daniel Schindler is quoted; read more here.
Biologists worry that ash from the recent fire in Mason County will wash into nearby creeks, suffocating salmon and smothering their eggs. Read more about this fire and its potential effects here.
The National Sea Grant College Program — part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) — will award a total of almost $1 million to four West Coast projects through the NOAA Sea Grant Aquaculture Research Program, and Washington Sea Grant (WSG) will manage the projects.
“Last year, Washington launched a major initiative to support the state’s thriving and healthy shellfish aquaculture industry,” said WSG Director Penny Dalton. “The selected projects fit the state’s goals and WSG’s interest in encouraging responsible aquaculture.”
Read more about these projects here! (PDF)
A new study published in Science suggests that the world’s unassessed fisheries — those with relatively little data describing their status — are declining rapidly, but that this trend could be reversed. SAFS‘ Ray Hilborn is a co-author; read more here!