Terramar's The Daily Catch

Can The Ocean Feed A Growing Human Population? Fisheries Management Could Be The Key

If current population trends continue, experts estimate the world will need to double food production by 2050, and those same experts say fish are the answer. “We’re running out of options on land,” says...

Apathy Towards Poaching In Marine Protected Areas Is Widespread – New Study

A new study has found that nearly half of fishers from seven countries had witnessed someone poaching in marine protected areas in the past year and most of them did nothing about it. Dr....

Plastic, Boat Collisions, And Warming Seas – Another Leatherback Sea Turtle Washes Up In Cornwall

It’s a beachcomber’s nightmare: an enormous leatherback turtleslumped on a Cornish strand. The 1.8-metre-long animal, discovered on Sunday at Marazion beach, has since been necropsied (an animal autopsy) by researchers from the University of Exeter, who...

Scientists Are Watching The Giant Australian Cuttlefish – Here’s Why

Australia is home to the world’s only known site where cuttlefish gather to mate en masse. From May to August, if you head into the water around Point Lowly, South Australia, it will be a...

How Blowing Up Illegal Fishing Boats Is Helping Indonesian Fishers

Indonesia, one of the world’s leading producers of tuna, decided several years ago it had had enough of illegal foreign fishing boats entering its exclusive economic zone and taking an average of $4 billion...

2018 – The International Year Of The Reef

2018 has been designated the third International Year of the Reef (IYOR) by the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI). This year-long celebration is a great opportunity to come together to strengthen awareness on the...

Endangered European Eel Larvae Make A Tasty Treat For Predators In The Open Ocean

European eels, besides being delicious, have mystified biologists for more than a century. They spend their adult lives in estuaries and rivers, and head to the Sargasso Sea near Bermuda to reproduce. Their tiny...

Are Humans To Blame For Florida’s Devastating Red Tide?

The first thing you notice is the smell. It’s not a scent, exactly, but a tingling in the nose that quickly spreads to the throat and burns the lungs. But then you see the carcasses....

The Last BC Salmon Cannery Standing

The stench of fish offal and the screams of gulls: a century ago, the presence of a cannery on the British Columbia coast was unmistakable, even with your eyes closed. Open them and you...

Vegan Seafood Is The Next Trend – And Not A Moment Too Soon

Plastic straws are the enemy du jour at the moment. This heartbreaking video of a sea turtle with a straw stuck up his or her nostril has resulted in multi-national corporations pledging to ban single-use plastic...