5 results match your criteria Aquatic Conservation-Marine And Freshwater Ecosystems[Journal]

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Assessment of plastic ingestion by pole-caught pelagic predatory fish from O'ahu, Hawai'i.

Aquat Conserv 2021 Feb 15;31(2):408-419. Epub 2020 Dec 15.

Center for Marine Debris Research, Hawai'i Pacific University, Waimanalo, HI, USA.

Although the frequency of occurrence of plastic ingestion in the large-sized dolphinfish and tunas taken by the Hawai'i longline fishery is very low (frequency of occurrence < 5% of sampled individuals), the ingestion of plastic in smaller-sized specimens caught with pole-and-line gear by commercial and recreational fishers has not been investigated.This study examined ingestion of >0.25 mm marine plastic debris (MPD) by four predatory fish species caught by commercial fishers around the Main Hawaiian Islands, and documented ingestion in three species: 85. Read More

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February 2021

Evolving the narrative for protecting a rapidly changing ocean, post-COVID-19.

Aquat Conserv 2020 Nov 25. Epub 2020 Nov 25.

Department of Environment and Geography University of York York UK.

The ocean is the linchpin supporting life on Earth, but it is in declining health due to an increasing footprint of human use and climate change. Despite notable successes in helping to protect the ocean, the scale of actions is simply not now meeting the overriding scale and nature of the ocean's problems that confront us.Moving into a post-COVID-19 world, new policy decisions will need to be made. Read More

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November 2020

COVID-19 and biodiversity: The paradox of cleaner rivers and elevated extinction risk to iconic fish species.

Aquat Conserv 2020 Jun 19;30(6):1061-1062. Epub 2020 Jun 19.

Fish Ecology and Conservation Physiology Laboratory, Department of Biology Carleton University Ottawa ON Canada.

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Distribution, structure and function of Nordic eelgrass ecosystems: implications for coastal management and conservation.

Aquat Conserv 2014 Jun 16;24(3):410-434. Epub 2014 Jan 16.

Norwegian Institute for Water Research Gaustadalléen 21, Oslo, Norway.

This paper focuses on the marine foundation eelgrass species, , along a gradient from the northern Baltic Sea to the north-east Atlantic. This vast region supports a minimum of 1480 km eelgrass (maximum >2100 km), which corresponds to more than four times the previously quantified area of eelgrass in Western Europe.Eelgrass meadows in the low salinity Baltic Sea support the highest diversity (4-6 spp. Read More

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Reefs and islands of the Chagos Archipelago, Indian Ocean: why it is the world's largest no-take marine protected area.

Aquat Conserv 2012 Mar;22(2):232-261

Oceanographic Research Institute, PO Box 10712, Marine Parade, Durban, 4056, South Africa.

The Chagos Archipelago was designated a no-take marine protected area (MPA) in 2010; it covers 550 000 km, with more than 60 000 km shallow limestone platform and reefs. This has doubled the global cover of such MPAs.It contains 25-50% of the Indian Ocean reef area remaining in excellent condition, as well as the world's largest contiguous undamaged reef area. Read More

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