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Research & Analysis
One morning in Maine, a lobsterman motors toward the colorful buoys dotting the bay to check his traps. A charter boat captain pushes off with anglers aboard hoping to hook a tuna. Puffins and terns launch into the dawn light from their rocky island nests in search of food for their chicks. Read More
If you’ve ever used a fitness tracker, you understand how real-time monitoring and feedback can change what you do. When it comes to bycatch—the incidental catch of nontarget species and a long-standing problem in fisheries—the same concept holds. Read More
But he didn’t relish the victory of spearing goliath groupers for long. It was the1970s when DeMaria was catching the behemoths that can weigh up to 800 pounds. He was a young fisherman, there were no rules on how many goliath could be taken from waters off Florida, and few people realized how much the fish’s population would suffer if fishermen targeted the places where it spawned. Read More