Title Published Date
1. Support to help protecting lemon shark is needed

Urgent Help Needed to Protect Lemon Sharks!

-Calls for action by Coalition of scientists, divers and shark conservation groups
If you value sharks and want to help save these beautiful and ecologically important animals, please sign this petition.

12 Nov 09
2. Blue Warehou (Seriolella brama) Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery

The Australia Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) stock rebuilding strategy for Blue Warehou (Seriolella brama) includes protection of spawning grounds (temporal and spatial closure).

12 Nov 09
3. A thriving fishery on a fish aggregation

The Gulf Corvina
A thriving fishery on a fishing aggregation in the Upper-Gulf of California

The Gulf Corvina (Sciaenidae: Cynoscion othonopterus) is endemic to the Gulf of California and every year migrates to the Upper Gulf region to spawn in the delta of the Colorado river estuary at which time it is heavily exploited. The fishery of this species is being studied to develop a sustainable fishery and to understand the impact of the fishery on the population, and its reproduction, as well as on the ecology and biology of the species.

17 Sep 09
4. Workshop on fish spawning aggregation in Mexico

Fish Spawning Aggregations of Mexico: Workshop a great first step to aggregation management

Very little is known of fish spawning aggregations (FSAs) in Mexico although there are a number of reports and anecdotal accounts. The Nassau grouper has evidently declined markedly at one site in the Mexican Caribbean, Mahahual. Numerous species of sharks, rays, groupers, snappers, jacks, wrasses, parrotfishes, and croakers are known to form spawning aggregations in the Gulf of California (such as leopard groupers Mycteroperca rosacea in the photos), and all or most of these are targeted by commercial, recreational, and artisanal fishers. Dramatic increases in fishing pressure in many areas of the Gulf have occurred over the past three decades resulting in marked declines in landings and catch-per-unit effort of many aggregating species.

17 Sep 09
5. NOAA Fisheres Service Announces New Regulations

June 30, 2009

NOAA Fisheres Service Announces New Regulations for the
South Atlantic Snapper-Grouper Fishery

NOAA Fisheries Service published a final rule implementing Amendment 16 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region. The final rule was published in the Federal Register on June 29, 2009, (74 FR 30964) and becomes effective on July 29, 2009.

17 Sep 09
6. Reef fishing to continue over Christmas holidays

19 June 2009

Spawning closures for coral reef fin fish have been overhauled with fewer closures for shorter periods and no more December closures.

There will now be two 5-day closures a year instead of three 9-day closures.

Minister for Primary Industries, Fisheries and Regional and Rural Queensland Tim Mulherin today announced new dates covering the next five years.

17 Sep 09