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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: 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: 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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Q&A: James Connaughton

(Photo: Oceana / Nicholas Koon)

[This interview was featured in the recent issue of Oceana magazine.]

If you don’t know his name, you should— James Connaughton was George W. Bush’s environmental adviser during his presidency. As chairman of the Cabinet Committee on Ocean Policy, he played a critical role in establishing four new Marine National Monuments in the Pacific, which make up the largest national marine sanctuary in the world. Connaughton was a special guest at Oceana’s SeaChange Summer Party last August, where guests donated more than $1 million for ocean conservation.

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Supporter Spotlight: Patricia Harris of Bloomberg Philanthropies

(Photo: Richard Bowditch)

As Oceana prepares to expand our efforts to save the oceans to feed the world to two new countries, Oceana magazine talked with Bloomberg Philanthropies CEO Patricia Harris to learn more about the Vibrant Oceans initiative.

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Introducing... Janelle Chanona

(Photo: Pete Niesen, Shutterstock)

Janelle Chanona is no stranger to speaking out for her country’s oceans. A long-time anchor for Channel 5 news, one of Belize’s top national broadcasters, Janelle recently ran her own media and production company and advised several environmental groups in Belize, including Oceana. Oceana magazine sat down with Janelle to learn about how she plans to tackle the threats facing Belizean oceans.

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Ask Dr Pauly: What is Maximum Sustainable Yield?

(Photo: Oceana / Houssine Kaddachi)

Maximum sustainable yield, often called simply MSY, is a term you might run across if you’re reading about fisheries management. But what exactly does MSY mean? In each issue of Oceana magazine, fisheries scientist and Oceana board member Dr. Daniel Pauly breaks down a commonly used fisheries term. In the recent issue, Dr. Pauly explains MSY and how it plays a role in managing our ocean’s fish populations.

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