Thursday, July 01, 2004

Collected articles 1: marine biology, fish and fishing

Fish farming package
The promise of a blue revolution
How aquaculture might meet most of the world's demand for fish without ruining the environment
(From The Economist print edition) Aug 7th 2003
A long feature describing how technology is changing fish farming, and suggesting that while there are many things that are wrong with aquaculture it holds a lot of promise for the future.

The blue revolution
A new way to feed the world
(From The Economist print edition) Aug 7th 2003 Opinion piece alongside the feature arguing the case for aquaculture and saying it is a good thing, despite environmental concerns. (Requires subscription)

Cover image (Worldwide except UK)
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Other subjects: coral, marine reserves, salmon genetics


Ocean's eleventh hour?
Fish stocks are dropping rapidly. Predators are falling fastest
(From The Economist print edition) May 15th 2003

Turtle power
“Bycatch” from fishing is a bigger problem than was realised
(From The Economist print edition) Feb 20th 2003

Out of the blue
This year's CITES meeting to regulate trade in endangered species will focus on fish—and see a clash between different flavours of conservationist
(From The Economist print edition) Oct 31st 2002

Fishy figures
The world's fish catch may be much smaller than previously thought
(From The Economist print edition) Nov 29th 2001

Something fishy
There are more salmon in the Columbia River. Not everybody is happy
(From The Economist print edition) May 24th 2001

Net benefits
Surprisingly, banning fishing in certain areas can increase the total quantity of fish available to be caught
(From The Economist print edition) Feb 22nd 2001

Reporting from Bali at an international meeting of coral reef scientists

What price coral?
The world’s coral reefs are in a parlous condition. A little hard-headed economics would help
(From The Economist print edition) Nov 2nd 2000

Life’s a bleach, and then you die
Researchers have worked out the cause of coral bleaching. The answer is not encouraging
(From The Economist print edition) Nov 2nd 2000