Fisheries & Aquaculture

American Fisheries Society (AFS)
The mission of the AFS is to improve the conservation and sustainability of fishery resources and aquatic ecosystems by advancing fisheries and aquatic science and promoting the development of fisheries professionals.

An informative blog on the latest issues in commercial aquaculture.

Conservation International
This website provides links to a number of documents on destructive fishing practices around the world.

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
The CBD is evaluating the current state of scientific and technological knowledge on the effects of mariculture on marine and coastal biodiversity in order to provide guidance on criteria, methods, techniques and best practices.

Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA)
The GAA is an international, nonprofit trade association dedicated to advancing environmentally and socially responsible aquaculture.

Greenpeace Fisheries Campaign
The Campaign reports on the threats and destructive impacts of global overfishing and aquaculture.

Myers Lab at Dalhousie University
The lab is primarily concerned with understanding the changes in marine biodiversity since the advent of industrial fishing and includes articles by Dr. Ransom A. Myer.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service is dedicated to the stewardship of living marine resources through science-based conservation and management, and the promotion of healthy ecosystems.

Pew Oceans Commission
The Pew Oceans Commission in 2003 released a host of recommendations aimed at guiding the way in which the federal government will manage America’s marine environment in the years ahead.

United Nations Atlas of the Oceans
Provides a brief overview of destructive fishing practices and the environmental impacts of aquaculture.

United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP)
The UNEP Physical Alternations and Destructions of Habitats division focuses on the anthropogenic and ecological threats of aquaculture with links and resources.

US Commission on Ocean Policy
On September 20, 2004, the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy fulfilled its mandate to submit recommendations for a coordinated and comprehensive national ocean policy to the President and Congress.

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