Tag: lobster

‘A risk for the future’: How warming oceans are disrupting America’s seafood supply

May 12, 2020 By Yvette Killian Yahoo Finance
Recorded temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean are increasing at an “alarming” rate, according to one scientist, and forcing fisherman to confront a seafood industry primed for disruption. Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Massachusetts recorded 2017 as the warmest year on record for water temperatures in the Northeast. Glen Gawarkiewicz, a senior scientist at the institution, said 2019 was equally “disturbing,” adding that over the past seven years, water temperatures off southern New England have increased by nine degrees Fahrenheit, faster than any region outside of the Arctic.

Canada’s ‘dynamic’ plan to protect endangered right whales rests on robots

February 28, 2020 By Elizabeth Pennisi Science
With only about 400 North Atlantic right whales remaining, the Canadian government is stepping up its efforts to keep them safe, even as it tries to keep the nation’s lucrative snow crab and lobster fisheries in business. Officials yesterday announced the nation’s latest plan for reducing the number of these behemoths being hit by ships or tangled up in fishing nets.