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Catching Big Mama Fish Curbs Ocean Fertility

Scientists recently confirmed what anglers have known for centuries—there's something special about a big mama fish. The bigger the fish, the better the bragging rights—and often, the bigger paycheck or prize.

November 6, 2014 — Marah J. Hardt
First Octopus Farms Get Growing

First Octopus Farms Get Growing

Fish farms now produce million tons of fish each year around the globe. But octopuses have largely escaped this kind of confined aquaculturing, despite a growing global demand and overfishing.

September 24, 2013 — Katherine Harmon Courage
Sea Lion Whisker Patterns Could Be Key to Conservation

Sea Lion Whisker Patterns Could Be Key to Conservation

This month marks the beginning of the breeding season for endangered Australian sea lions (Neophoca cinerea) as well as a great opportunity for citizen scientists to help conserve this rare species.

February 18, 2014 — John R. Platt

Food on Film

From "Food, Inc." to "Super Size Me," the making of America's food is a popular topic for documentaries. Starting in September, PBS is debuting their own take on the subject, with the new half-hour series "Food Forward TV." The series will feature pioneers across the food chain—from scientists to chefs—who are testing out new ways [...]

August 29, 2014 — Julianne Wyrick

Policing Seafood with DNA

A federal task force should look seriously at investing in genomic methods that allow the simultaneous study of multiple genes

August 19, 2015 — Ben Shouse and Scott Baker

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