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Fisheries/Aquaculture

Oysters and clams can be farmed together

Rutgers study finds raising multiple species in the same area could benefit shellfish aquacultureCredit: Michael Acquafredda/Rutgers University Eastern oysters and three species of clams can be farmed together and flourish, potentially…

Sturgeon genome sequenced

Credit: Andreas Hartl Sometimes referred to as the "the Methuselah of freshwater fish", sturgeons and their close relatives are very old from an evolutionary point of view. Fossils indicate that sturgeons date back 250 million…

Neanderthals ate mussels, fish, and seals too

International research team with participation from University of Göttingen find it wasn't just Homo sapiens who sourced food from the sea -- impact on cognitive abilities suspectedCredit: João Zilhão Over 80,000 years ago, Neanderthals…

Against overfishing: save the oldies!

Harvest slots protect fish stocks without compromising fisheries yieldCredit: Philipp Czapla Measures against overfishing tend to protect young, immature fish through measures such as minimum-landing sizes. However, a team of researchers…

A new use for museum fish specimens

The discoloured fish that rest in glass jars in museums across the world are normally used by specialists as references to study the traits that identify certain species. But a new study proposes an additional use for such 'samples.'…