Tag Archives: Fishing

Brexit fish wars: history explains why France and the UK get so angry about access to the seas

A scene from the First Anglo-Dutch War, from British Battles on Land and Sea, by James Grant. falkensteinfoto/Alamy Richard Blakemore, University of Reading A dispute between Britain and France about fishing territories has escalated rapidly. French authorities detained a British trawler on Thursday, October 28, and Britain promptly summoned the French ambassador for talks. The wider issue here is the …

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It might be the world’s biggest ocean, but the mighty Pacific is in peril

Shutterstock Jodie L. Rummer, James Cook University; Bridie JM Allan, University of Otago; Charitha Pattiaratchi, University of Western Australia; Ian A. Bouyoucos, James Cook University; Irfan Yulianto, IPB University, and Mirjam van der Mheen, University of Western Australia The Pacific Ocean is the deepest, largest ocean on Earth, covering about a third of the globe’s surface. An ocean that vast …

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The Atlantic: The driving force behind ocean circulation and our taste for cod

Fishing boats coming into Le Guilvinec, Brittany, France, at the end of the day. Photoneye/Shutterstock Suzanne OConnell, Wesleyan University and Pascal Le Floc’h, Université de Bretagne occidentale “Did the Atlantic close and then reopen?” That was the question posed in a 1966 paper by the Canadian geophysicist J. Tuzo Wilson. The answer? Yes, over millions of years. And it was …

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Pacific killer whales are dying — new research shows why

A female killer whale leaps from the water in Puget Sound near Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Stephen Raverty, University of British Columbia and Joseph K. Gaydos, University of California, Davis Killer whales are icons of the northeastern Pacific Ocean. They are intimately associated with the region’s natural history and First Nations communities. They are apex predators, with females living as …

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