Webpages tagged with «Fisheries»

Published Mar. 1, 2018 4:45 PM

Fishing is one of the most physically [1] and economically [2] risky activities one can engage in. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States, fishing and related activities has the second highest rate of workplace fatalities (logging is ranked first) [3]. Today however, we will exclusively focus on the economic risks fishers and their communities face and how fish themselves are a unique natural resource.

Published Aug. 25, 2017 10:39 AM

The upcoming Brexit has European fishermen worrying that they cannot continue to fish in British waters as they have been doing for centuries. If British waters would truly be closed to European fishermen, it would deal a strong blow to the European fisheries, since many fish are caught in British waters. Here we raise the questions: do fish really care about these country borders, and is it valid from a biological viewpoint for the UK to claim ‘their fish’?