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Experts Recommend Cutting Global Forage Fishing by Half

Experts Recommend Cutting Global Forage Fishing by Half | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it

Newswise — WASHINGTON – Fishing for herring, anchovy, and other “forage fish” in general should be cut in half globally to account for their critical role as food for larger species, recommends an expert group of marine scientists in a report released today. The Lenfest Forage Fish Task Force conducted the most comprehensive worldwide analysis of the science and management of forage fish populations to date. Its report, “Little Fish, Big Impact: Managing a crucial link in ocean food webs,” concluded that in most ecosystems at least twice as many of these species should be left in the ocean as conventional practice.

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Look what’s struggling to swim the Thames now… trout

Look what’s struggling to swim the Thames now… trout | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it
Increasing numbers of rivers in towns and cities in Britain are now so clean that anglers are fly-fishing in them for trout and grayling, which are specialised clean-water species, a new book says.
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Stephen Harrison's curator insight, October 10, 2013 2:48 PM

This is what I like to hear. I'll be all over the river Douglas before long just for old times sake.

ThePlanetaryArchives/San Francisco CA's curator insight, December 21, 2013 4:17 PM

Now let's see this in the US of A....