New research finds dynamite, poison still common fishing methods
Some of the fishing methods used in today’s small-scale fisheries are causing more damage to coral reefs than ever, a new UBC study has found.
Project Seahorse is delighted to announce the launch of our new, improved iSeahorse.org website - our pioneering citizen engagement tool who gathers information about seahorses while building a community of committed contributors who are empowered to take action for seahorses and marine conservation.
Mowbray, S. ( 2017, December 1) Catch-all fisheries are squeezing Asia’s seahorses. Mongabay Series: Oceans. Mongabay. Retrieved from https://news.mongabay.com
“We found that the influence from small-scale fisheries is far from small,” said Jennifer Selgrath, lead author who completed the research as a PhD student with UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries and Project Seahorse. “In our case study in the Philippines, we found that the fisheries have become unsustainable because there are so many people trying to catch a limited number of fish and invertebrates.”
We are delighted to share our retrospective on Project Seahorse's advances in marine conservation.
Dr. Amanda Vincent has been appointed to the Steering Committee of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission (SSC). She will serve as the Committee’s global marine expert, and will also Chair its Marine Conservation Subcommittee.
Project Seahorse presents an exhibit by Miami-based artist Xavier Cortada, as the launch event for its “Seahorses: Magical Creatures in Our Backyard” outreach initiative.
SyngBIO 2017, the third meeting of researchers and other professionals working to understand the unique biology and conservation of Syngnathid fishes (seahorses, pipefishes, pipehorses, and seadragons) will be held May 14-19, 2017 in Tampa, Florida (USA) (hosted by The University of Tampa and co-hosted by Project Seahorse).
Project Seahorse is pleased to announce the results of this year’s Guylian Seahorses of the World Photography Competition. Congratulations to Luc Eeckhaut, our 2016 winner! His stunning snapshot of a Hedgehog seahorse (Hippocampus spinosissimus) features a boldly hued sea squirt, the blue bell tunicate (Clavelina moluccensis).