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world's biggest fisheries supported by seagrass meadows




the study entitled 'seagrass meadows support global fisheries production' published in conservation letters, provides evidence that a fifth of the world's biggest fisheries, such as atlantic cod and walleye pollock are reliant on healthy seagrass meadows. the study also demonstrates the prevalence o...



seagrass is a key fishing ground globally




new research demonstrates that seagrass meadows are important fishing grounds all around the globe. the work highlights that there is an urgent need to start appreciating and understanding this role to be able to build more sustainable fisheries. a study led by dr lina mtwana nordlund at stockholm u...



why saving our blue planet may lie in the hands of citizen scientists




seagrass meadows are present around the coasts of all continents except the antarctic. credit: benjamin jones, author providedsome 95% of the ocean is completely unexplored, unseen by human eyes. that naturally means that there are many marine environments that we don't know much about, but that we'...



seagrass meadows—critical habitats for juvenile fish and dugongs in the johor is




scientists at university of malaya, malaysia, have found that the seagrass meadows in johor harbor three times more juvenile fish than coral reefs. they also found that the dugong herds there prefer certain types of meadows over others.



for seagrass, biodiversity is both a goal and a means for restoration




coral reefs, seagrass meadows and mangrove forests work together to make the coral triangle of indonesia a hotspot for marine biodiversity. the system supports valuable fisheries and endangered species and helps protect shorelines. but it is in global decline due to threats from coastal development,...



seagrass biodiversity is both a goal and a means for restoration




image: seagrass beds are important but vulnerable coastal ecosystems in the coral triangle. new research shows that planting multiple species of seagrass is more effective for restoring seagrass beds than single-species... view more credit: christine sur/uc daviscoral reefs, seagrass meadows and m...



dugong and sea turtle poo sheds new light on the great barrier reef's seagrass m




green sea turtle eating seagrass off lizard island. credit: abbi scottjust like birds and mammals carrying seeds through a rainforest, green sea turtles and dugong spread the seeds of seagrass plants as they feed. our team at james cook university's tropwater centre has uncovered a unique relationsh...



how buying a fishing licence could save queensland dugongs




conservation group wwf-australia wants public donations to buy a commercial gillnet licence in water north of cairns and set up a huge, tasmania-sized, net-free refuge for dugongs, sharks and turtles in north queensland.the 85,000-square-kilometre net-free refuge will stretch from cooktown to the t...



extensive seagrass meadows discovered in indian ocean through satellite tracking




image: this is a green turtle with seagrass in the caribbean. view more credit: swansea universityresearch led by swansea university's bioscience department has discovered for the first time extensive deep-water seagrass meadows in the middle of the vast indian ocean through satellite tracking the...



study identifies bottlenecks in early seagrass growth




seagrass meadows, key nursery and feeding grounds for many kinds of marine life, are being lost worldwide to nutrient pollution, warming waters, and other ills. a new study by an international research team reveals bottlenecks in the growth of seagrass from seed to seedling, knowledge useful for imp...



biodiversity negates carbon storage in seagrasses, new study finds




fiu researchers take samples of deep sediments in florida bay. credit: florida international universityseagrass meadows are great absorbers of carbon dioxide from the air. but the algae, animals, corals and plants that live among them release large amounts of carbon dioxide, according to newly relea...



giving seagrass its due




two fisherman place a fishing net on the seagrass bed in preparation for the incoming tide. when the tide goes back out, fish will remain caught on these nets. seagrasses play a pivotal role in coastal areas, providing several ecosystem services and sustaining local fish populations. credit: marco f...



climate change threatens world's largest seagrass carbon stores




organic carbon stores beneath seagrass meadows in shark bay. organic material derived from seagrass roots, rhizomes and leaf sheaths is embedded in sandy sediments, forming organic deposits several meters in thickness. credit: oscar serranoin the summer of 2010-2011, western australia experienced an...



new study reveals that the center of the world's marine biodiversity is in dange




research led by swansea university's bioscience department have found that the world's centre of biodiversity is under widespread threat of losing a key marine resource.writing about the findings in the recent science of the total environment journal, researchers examined the risks to seagrass meado...



'unprecedented' marine heatwave triggered huge carbon-dioxide release




a severe heatwave off north-western western australia hammered the world's largest region of seagrass, triggering the release of as much as nine million tonnes of carbon dioxide, a paper by international researchers has found.two months of temperatures 2-4 degrees above average in the summer of 2010...



aid for oceans and fisheries in developing world drops by 30 percent




financial aid to fisheries in developing countries has declined by 30 percent, finds a new study from ubc and stockholm resilience centre researchers, published in marine policy. projects focusing on climate issues in fisheries had a 77 percent decline over the five years studied.



us fishing generated more than $200 billion in sales in 2015; two stocks rebuilt




total sales generated by us commercial and recreational fishing industries, 2015. credit: noaau.s. commercial and recreational fishing generated $208 billion in sales, contributed $97 billion to the gross domestic product, and supported 1.6 million full- and part-time jobs in 2015—above the five y...



aid for oceans and fisheries in developing world drops by 30 percent




credit: cc0 public domainfinancial aid to fisheries in developing countries has declined by 30 percent, finds a new study from ubc and stockholm resilience centre researchers, published in marine policy. projects focusing on climate issues in fisheries had a 77 percent decline over the five years st...



aid for oceans and fisheries in developing world drops by 30 percent




financial aid to fisheries in developing countries has declined by 30 percent, finds a new study from ubc and stockholm resilience centre researchers, published in marine policy. projects focusing on climate issues in fisheries had a 77 percent decline over the five years studied."sustainable fisher...



hurricane sent foul water from the sewers into biscayne bay. what happens now?




if the flooding hurricane irma unleashed around miami-dade county looked bad onshore, scientists worry the damage to biscayne bay could be far more long-lasting, and difficult to fix. during and after the storm, foul stormwater from the mainland and beaches poured into the bay, carrying pollution fr...



japanese fisheries giant casts net in urk




photo: depositphotos.comthe japanese-based fisheries multinational maruha nichiro has strengthened its position in the dutch fish market with the purchase of weerstand foods, one of the biggest fish processors in the country and based on the island of urk in the ijsselmeer.maruha nichiro, the bigges...



carnivore snacks debunk theory of turtles' strict herbivore diet




credit: university of queenslanda study has revealed the diet of green turtles is more complex than previously thought, providing insights which could influence conservation and management strategies. university of queensland phd student owen coffee said mature green turtles continued to snack on je...



global fisheries to be, on average, 20 percent less productive in 2300, study fi




university of california, irvine scientists expect the world's fisheries to be, on average, 20 percent less productive in the year 2300, with those in the north atlantic down nearly 60 percent and those in much of the western pacific experiencing declines of more than 50 percent.



climate change means fish are moving faster than fishing rules, study says




lobster boats anchored off cutler, maine. credit: malin pinsky/rutgers university-new brunswickclimate change is forcing fish species to shift their habitats faster than the world's system for allocating fish stocks, exacerbating international fisheries conflicts, according to a study led by a rutge...



climate change: biodiversity rescues biodiversity in a warmer world




climate change leads to loss of biodiversity worldwide. however, ecosystems with a higher biodiversity in the first place might be less affected a new study in science advances reports. an international research team found that when they experimentally warmed meadows, the diversity of nematode worms...