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Overfishing threatens critical link in the food chain

The fish near the bottom of the aquatic food chain are often overlooked, but they are vital to healthy oceans and estuaries. Collectively known as forage fish, these species—including sardines, anchovies, herrings, and shrimp-like crustaceans called krill—feed on plankton and become food themselves for larger fish, seabirds, and marine mammals. Historically, people have eaten many […] … learn more→

Avoiding the tragedy of overfishing

An international scientific team says that management of fisheries at the community level can help curb overfishing and the ‘tragedy of the commons’ which is driving humans to decimate the planet’s dwindling fish stocks. The positive finding comes from the world’s largest field investigation of 42 co-managed coral reef fisheries in five countries spread across […] … learn more→