Sunday, November 30, 2014
By Margaret Baumann for The Cordova Times More than 25 years after the Exxon Valdez disaster in Prince William Sound, once bountiful Pacific herring stocks still have not recovered from the toxic oil spill, the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council has concluded. Meeting in Anchorage on Nov. 19,...
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Sunday, November 16, 2014
By Alex Renton for The Guardian Herring once provided millions of Britons with their main source of protein, but overfishing caused stocks to collapse. Now sustainable fisheries are reappearing – and one Danish-born chef is putting the fish on the menu in her UK sushi restaurants... >Read full...
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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
By Sandhya Sekar for the New Scientist on a research paper by Louise Blight et al. Gulls tucking in to discarded food or flocking around landfills has become a familiar sight. Now data spanning 149 years has shown that substituting fish for less nutritious food is linked to population declines and...
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014
By Molly Clarkson for the Council of the Haida Nation Newsletter It seems like everyone is talking about linang herring these days. After an intense month negotiating the closure of the herring roe fishery in Haida waters, this spring saw large numbers of herring returning to spawn. Haida Fisheries...
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Thursday, July 24, 2014
By Craig Welch for The Seattle Times From white-winged scoters and surf scoters to long-tailed ducks, murres, loons and some seagulls, the number of everyday marine birds here has plummeted dramatically in recent decades. The reasons are often complex, but for many the loss of forage fish like...
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Friday, July 18, 2014
Story by Mary Catharine Martin for Juneau Archaeological records and cultural memory indicate that in addition to being more abundant in Southeast Alaska, herring spawning locations were once more consistent. Though the Alaska Department of Fish and Game says its data don’t support...
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