Alaska has an abundance of marine life including whales, dolphins, seals and fish. In fact, the walleye pollock resource supports the largest fishery in the U.S. Why is this? Availability of prey has a lot to do with it.
A new study of fishing practices found that the "risky" behavior that makes fishing one of the most dangerous lines of work dropped sharply following the adoption of catch shares management in the West Coast fixed gear sablefish fishery.
The Hawaiian monk seal has been in decline since the 1950's and lost nearly 70 percent of its population between 1958 and 2006. In recent years, the decline has slowed in the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI), and a population of seals has