They’re back! Swordfish and sailfish that is. Several leading recreational fishing and boating organizations are working hard to keep it that way in the wake of a Florida company’s application to get a federally exempted fishing permit to introduce ...

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS ESTABLISH PERMANENT SHARK SANCTUARY The designation by the cabinet of the British overseas territory prohibits commercial fishing of all shark and ray species throughout the full exclusive economic zone. That area amounts to 80,117 square kilometers (30,933 ...

New Study Reveals Vulnerability of Sharks as Collateral Damage in Commercial Fishing UM Rosenstiel School and Abess Center-led study provides new information for shark conservation efforts MIAMI –A new study that examined the survival rates of 12 different shark species ...

Last month’s chapter of our commercial fishing series highlighted long-line fisheries which set some 10 BILLION hooks per year in seas around the world.  But, long-line fishing is only one of the contributors to the 190 BILLION pounds of fish ...

One hundred and ninety billion pounds of fish; 190,000,000,000 pounds…a number so large as to be virtually incomprehensible yet, according to recent statistics, one hundred and ninety billion pounds of fish are taken from our seas each year, mainly by ...

Although there is still much to learn about fish migration patterns, as well as where and when certain fish species reproduce, the Bluefin tuna is one of the most studied. Over 40 years of research on the Bluefin has produced ...

One of the earliest means instituted to prevent over fishing was catch limits.  While, on the surface it appeared a logical solution, no one considered the consequences.  Limit the catch to 100 pounds per boat and problem solved! But, fishing ...