The Fisheries Problem from Hell: Right Whales and Gear Entanglement
The North Atlantic right whale population is hovering at the brink of failure, with around 400 surviving individuals.
In some years, there has been some population increase and in other years not. But the fact is that unintentional killing of right whales through both ship strikes and gear entanglements is preventing the population from increasing to a safer level and exacerbating the risk the entire species will go extinct.
Although the population increased between 1990 and 2010, since ...
Little-Known Cusk Might Have Adverse Impact if Placed on Endangered List
The majority of local fish consumers have never seen cusk in the seafood section of local grocery stores.
But if the little-known fish is placed on an endangered species list and Ottawa approves the move, it could have far-reaching effects on the fisheries in the Gulf of Maine and Bay of Fundy, especially the lobster fishery.
A cusk sort of resembles a big eel and prefers deep water on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. It eats crustaceans and other soft-bodied invertebrates and molluscs. ...