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Traditional Fisheries Management Approach Jeopardizes Marine Ecosystems Worldwide
Fisheries expert and executive director of Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University presents assessment of current fisheries management in the journal Science

Study provides first-time analysis of three distinct contributions of forage fish worldwide
Study led by scientists from the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University will enable trade-offs to be evaluated in forage fishery and coastal management

New DNA Study Reveals Fins of Endangered Shark in U.S. Soups
Americans who eat shark fin soup—an Asian delicacy costing up to $100 per bowl in the United States—might be unknowingly consuming an endangered species.

International regulation curbs illegal trade of caviar
Research that used mitochondrial DNA-based testing to compare the extent of fraudulent labeling of black caviar purchased before and after international protection shows conservation benefits. A team of scientists from the Institute and the American Museum of Natural History repeated a market survey of commercially available caviar in the New York City area that was conducted before international trade regulation of sturgeon products was put in place, and the results showed nearly a 50 percent decrease in fraudulently labeled caviar.

Counting Reef Sharks With Cameras: “Chum Cam” Underwater Video Survey Shows That Reef Sharks Thrive in Marine Reserves
Study led by scientists from the Institute for Conservation Science at Stony Brook University uses video cameras to count reef sharks, showing that marine reserves benefit these top predators on the world’s second largest barrier reef.

The Institute applauds the listing of Atlantic sturgeon under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.
In response to the announcement by NOAA Fisheries Service, Dr. Ellen K. Pikitch, the Institute’s executive director, said, "A U.S Endangered Species Act listing for these sturgeon will provide the mechanism needed to implement additional and better informed restoration efforts."


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