Tag Archives:

bycatch

Shark Conservation: The problem, the goal, and how to get there

biology, Conservation, ecology, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksAugust 9, 2010

The problem Sharks consistently rank near the top of lists of American’s greatest fears. In reality, they have much more to fear from us than we do from them. Because of our actions, many species of sharks are on the verge of extinction. A recent International Union for the Conservation of Nature Shark Specialist Group […]

Dolphin-safe tuna: conservation success story or ecological disaster?

biology, Conservation, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksJuly 26, 2010

I used to feel warm and fuzzy inside when I saw the dolphin-safe logo on my tuna. I felt like a decision I made was helping the environment- like I was making a difference.   The commonly believed narrative about dolphin-safe tuna goes something like this: Lots of dolphins were being killed by tuna fishermen, […]

Ethical Debate: Bycatch and the Great Skua

Ethical DebatesApril 16, 2010

Most marine conservationists and environmentally conscious citizens believe that fisheries bycatch is a major problem that needs to be solved soon. In most cases, they are correct, but an interesting paper from Nature shows that bycatch can sometimes be good for certain species. Consider the case of the Great Skua. The Great Skua is a […]

Four things everyone needs to know about sharks: A shark conservation documentary and lesson plan

Conservation, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksMarch 20, 2010

One week after the world premier at the Benthic Ecology conference’s Beneath the Waves Film Festival, I am pleased to announce that my new shark conservation mini-documentary, “four things everyone needs to know about sharks”, is now available on YouTube. Check it out here: If you are an educator, the movie is intended to be […]

Connect with SFS
  • Categorical Archives
    Chronological Archives

    Join 137 other subscribers