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Richster Nii Amarh Amarfio, a fishing advocate The Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture and the Fisheries Commission have been urged to make the fisherman the center of fisheries management in order to ensure a sustainable fisheries sector. Mr Richster Nii Amarh Amarfio, a fisheries advocate who made the appeal, said there was a need to …

Efforts to reduce fishing effort on species like herring and menhaden in the name of “extra precautionary management” in most cases, new study finds unlikely to deliver additional benefits for the stocks of predatory species that eat them. “Our results indicate that predator productivity was rarely influenced by the abundance of their forage fish prey,” …

In 2019, the world’s oceans took a dubious step forward. According to two major sources, the National Environmental Information Centers of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Beijing Institute for Atmospheric Physics, the world’s oceans are warmer than they have been in 65 years of recording . And, according to nonprofit Climate Central …

New Orleans restaurateur Dickie Brennan remembers redfish becoming a nationally sought-after dish this way: A German chef, who was also a fisherman, introduced redfish to Brennan’s famous family of restaurateurs at the late 1970s. “Back then, everyone in restaurants just wanted to eat trout or pompano,” Brennan recalls. Creole-flavored rockfish cooked on a flat top …

Note: This article was updated on June 28, 2018 after the House of Representatives postponed a vote on the legislation, and the number of groups and individuals opposing the bill has increased. In the coming weeks, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on a bill that would undermine a law that significantly affects …