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Desempeño ambiental de la acuacultura marina con jaulas de red en los Estados Unidos de Norteamérica

RESUMEN: Los Estados Unidos de Norteamérica (EE. UU.) poseen una pequeña industria de acuacultura de salmones mediante jaulas de red que data desde hace cuatro décadas y una incipiente industria de cultivo con jaulas de otras especies de peces marinos. El sector de la acuacultura con jaulas de red en los EE.UU. ha mejorado la eficiencia de sus recursos en términos... Read More

Poniendo al lomo rojo de vuelta en el Lago Redfish, veinte años de progreso en el salvamento de la población de salmón más amenazada del noroeste

RESUMEN: En noviembre de 1991, el Servicio Nacional de Pesquerías Marinas de los Estados Unidos de Norteamérica, ingresó al salmón (Oncorhynchus nerka) en el Acta de Especies Amenazadas de los Estados Unidos (AEA) bajo la categoría de amenazado. Los últimos remanentes conocidos del stock del Río Snake, regresaron al Lago Redfish, Valle Sawtooth, en la... Read More

Putting the Red Back in Redfish Lake, Twenty Years of Progress Towards Saving the Pacific Northwest’s Most Endangered Salmon Population

ABSTRACT: In November 1991, the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service listed Snake River Sockeye Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) as endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA). The last known remnants of the Snake River stock return to Redfish Lake in the Sawtooth Valley in central Idaho. In the ensuing two decades since the ESA listing,... Read More

The Science Framework for Implementing the Fisheries Protection Provisions of Canada’s Fisheries Act

Jake Rice, Michael J. Bradford, Keith D. Clarke, Marten A. Koops, Robert G. Randall, and Roger Wysocki In 2012, Canada’s Fisheries Act was amended. New fisheries protection provisions provide for the sustainability and ongoing productivity of commercial, recreational, and Aboriginal fisheries. These provisions replace previous provisions that focused on fish habitats, and concerns have been... Read More

The Great Lakes Charter Fishing Industry: 2002 to 2011

We compare results of Great Lakes charter captain surveys from 2002 and 2011. Charter trips declined 27%, from over 103,000 in 2002 to less than 76,000 in 2011. Revenues between the two years fell 24%, from US$48.0 million to $36.4 million, after values were adjusted for inflation. An estimated 1,696 captains operated as a small... Read More

Factors Influencing Charter Fishing Effort Trends in Lake Huron

From 2002 to 2011, the number of charter fishing trips in Michigan waters of Lake Huron declined by 51%. Declines in catch rates, rising gasoline prices, and the economic downturn have been suggested as possible reasons for this decline. To better understand the relative importance of these factors, five catch-based and six economic variables were... Read More

The North Carolina Charter Boat Fishery Changing With the Times: a Comparative Analysis of the Catch Composition (1978 and 2007-2008)

The North Carolina charter boat fishery was surveyed in 1978  and provided a comprehensive assessment of the species catch composition and economic impacts. This fishery was surveyed again in 2007–2008 to provide a more recent representation of the effects and impacts on tourism and coastal fish populations. We analyzed and compared the species catch composition,... Read More

Reservoir Rehabilitations: Seeking the Fountain of Youth

Aging of reservoirs alters the functions, and associated services, of these systems through time. The goal of habitat rehabilitation is often to alter the trajectory of the aging process such that the duration of the desired state is prolonged. There are two important characteristics in alteration of the trajectory—the amplitude relative to current state and... Read More