Times & Tails
The CanFish gear-lending program, instituted in 2022 with federal funding, emerged as a beacon of innovation, offering a lifeline to fishermen navigating the intricate challenges posed by fishery closures due to right whale sightings.
In a joint initiative, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have revealed grants totaling nearly $18.3 million
Despite a downward trend in seafood sales, the limited availability of king crab and snow crab has driven increased interest in the U.S. market. The official reopening of Alaska's Bristol Bay red king crab fishery on October 15, after a two-year closure, comes with a modest 2.2-million-pound quota. This is a significant reduction from past years, with the total allowable harvest reaching 8.47 million pounds in 2016 and 130 million pounds in 1980.
A conservation group in British Columbia suspects that a chemical commonly found in car tires may be responsible for the deaths of numerous salmon in a North Shore creek near West Vancouver. The West Vancouver Streamkeepers, while monitoring Brothers Creek, observed approximately 30 dead coho salmon shortly after heavy rainfall.
In a groundbreaking move, the Caribbean island of Dominica has announced the establishment of the world's first marine protected area dedicated to safeguarding the endangered sperm whale.
A recent study by NOAA Fisheries has sounded an alarm about the North Atlantic right whales. It says these whales are in serious danger of disappearing forever unless we take strong action to solve two big problems: when ships hit them, and when they get tangled in fishing gear.
Mowi stands in its opposition to Norway's newly enacted aquaculture resource rent tax—a sentiment strongly echoed by CEO Ivan Vindheim.
Amidst Canada's tidal energy landscape, a dedicated federal tidal energy task force emerges following Sustainable Marine's exit due to regulatory uncertainties. Their departure reverberates through FORCE, highlighting the intricate tapestry of the sector. Sustainable Marine's potential, as a site holder at FORCE and a pioneer of Canada's floating platform for grid-connected electricity, magnifies the impact of their departure.
A big hot spot of water, known as a "marine heat wave," has reached the waters of British Columbia in Canada. People are worried about how this hot water could affect the animals and plants that live in the ocean. This hot water started forming far away from the coast in May. Recently, it moved closer to British Columbia and Oregon. It covers a huge area, about four million square kilometers. The water on the surface has become much warmer than usual, which is causing worries among scientists.