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Shall We Advocate?

by Thomas E. Bigford, Policy Director Advocacy in its simplest construct has two components — an issue and a voice. Life is rarely so simple, as is definitely true about advocacy. AFS is actively engaged in that debate as we consider roles that may position us to be a stronger advocate for our needs and... Read More

Trade-offs between fisheries and the conservation of ecosystem function are defined by management strategy

by Christopher J Brown* and Peter J Mumby Efforts to conserve marine biodiversity must move beyond conserving individual species within protected areas and seek to preserve the functional roles that species perform in ecosystems across seascapes. For instance, herbivorous and predatory (including invertebrate-feeding) fish are critical for maintaining coralreef habitat and the diversity of dependent... Read More

Morphological and Genetic Identification of Spontaneously Spawned Larvae of Captive Bluefin Tuna in the Adriatic Sea

Morphological and Genetic Identification of Spontaneously Spawned Larvae of Captive Bluefin Tuna in the Adriatic Sea Leon Grubišić, Tanja Šegvić-Bubić, Ivana Lepen Pleić, Krstina Mišlov-Jelavić, Vjeko Tičina, Ivan Katavić, and Ivona Mladineo ABSTRACT: The spawning behavior of captive Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus thynnus) was observed in cages at an Adriatic facility in summer 2011. Approximately 20,000 eggs were collected... Read More