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Oceana Magazine, Dr. Pauly Column: How Do We Know How Many Fish There Are in The Sea?

Posted Fri, Oct 17, 2014 by Justine Hausheer to ask dr. pauly, Oceana magazine, sustainable fisheries

Dr. Pauly talks to Oceana magazine about fisheries management

School of damselfishes (Chromis chromis) off Spain. (Photo: Oceana / Carlos Suárez)

To set sustainable fishing quotas, fisheries scientists must first understand how big populations are so that species can continue to reproduce and build their populations while being fished. In this column, Oceana board member and fisheries professor Dr. Daniel Pauly discusses the methodology in determining stock assessments. This article first appeared in the summer 2014 issue of Oceana magazine, and you can read previous Dr.

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Oceana Magazine Fish Tale: Bay of Biscay Anchovy Fishery

Anchovy in the Bay of Biscay are recovering

Anchovies (Engraulis encrasicolus) and sardines (Sardina pilchardus) unloaded from a purse seiner in the port of Ayvalik, Turkey.(Photo: Oceana / María José Cornax)

This article, originally published in the summer 2014 issue of Oceana magazine, is the first installment of a new column, Fish Tale. Each issue, we’ll feature a recovering fishery from around the world, detailing why the fishery collapsed and what actions fisheries managers are taking to restore the fishery to its former abundance. Take a look below to learn more about the recovery of the Bay of Biscay anchovy fishery.

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Oceana Magazine: Q&A with Justin Winters, Executive Director of Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

Justin Winters is the executive director of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

Justin Winters, executive director of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.

Earlier this year, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation gave a $3 million grant to Oceana, playing a crucial role in helping Oceana advance conservation efforts in both the Pacific and Arctic oceans. This Q&A with Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation executive director Justin Winters explores why the Foundation chose to partner with Oceana. This piece was originally published in the summer 2014 issue of Oceana magazine. Take a look below to learn more.

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Oceana Magazine: Arctic Assets

Frozen Future report outlines risks of Arctic drilling

Arctic sea ice. (Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center / Flickr Creative Commons)

Earlier this year, Oceana released a report, “Frozen Future: Shell’s ongoing gamble in the U.S. Arctic,” that detailed Royal Dutch Shell’s involvement with Arctic offshore drilling. This magazine feature takes a close look at this report, and asks ten questions investors should be asking to determine if drilling in the Arctic is best for shareholders.

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Oceana Magazine: Chef’s Corner – Sam Talbot

Oceana magazine featured chef Sam Talbot and his sustainable mussel reci

(Photo: Harlan Harris / Flickr Creative Commons)

Each month, Oceana magazine features a sustainable seafood recipe and chef. This month’s Chef’s Corner heads to New York City to spotlight Sam Talbot’s seafood restaurant and delicious coconut mussel recipe. Take a look below, and check out the original recipe in the summer issue of Oceana magazine.

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Oceana Magazine: Wasted Catch

Oceana's Wasted Catch report outlined the dirtiest fisheries for bycatch

A loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) caught on a longline. (Photo: Oceana / Mar Mas)

Earlier this year, Oceana released a new report, “Wasted Catch,” that looked at the dirtiest fisheries in the United States for bycatch, and found that some U.S. fisheries discard more than half of everything they catch. This feature takes a close look at these fisheries and other issues surrounding bycatch.

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Oceana Magazine: Tuna in Trouble

Bluefin tuna are threatened by oil and gas drilling in the Mediterranean.

A bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) in the Mediterranean. (Photo: Oceana / Keith Ellenbogen)

The Atlantic bluefin tuna made an incredible recovery after decades of overfishing. Now, seismic airgun testing in the Mediterranean Sea threatens to unravel progress that was made for this super predator. This article was originally published in the summer 2014 issue of Oceana magazine, and the full excerpt can be viewed here.

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Portraits from the Gulf: Al Sunseri

Al Sunseri, co-owner and president of P&J Oyster Company.

Al Sunseri, co-owner and president of P&J Oyster Company. (Photo: Oceana / Joshua Prindiville)

April 20 marked the four-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In the process of filming a short film about the aftermath of the spill, “Drill, Spill, Repeat,” Oceana staff met Al Sunseri, co-owner and president of P&J Oyster Company. His company has been in business for 138 years. Oceana staff sat down with Sunseri to discuss how the oyster industry is struggling four years after the spill. This is the final story in a three-part blog series that highlights the many faces of the Gulf’s recovery.

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Oceans News: Massive Offshore Wind Farm Given the Green Light, Coral Reef Deaths Linked to Bacteria, and More

Migaloo, Australia's albino humpback whale. (Photo: Lisa Koivu / Flickr Creative Commons)

- White band disease has been killing off staghorn and elkhorn corals in the Caribbean since the 1970s, causing the outer layer of corals to turn white and peel off. Earlier this week, scientists linked three bacterial strains as causes for white band disease. New Scientist

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