The use of antibiotics and other antimicrobial compounds in salmon aquaculture may have increased the prevalence of resistance genes in marine bacteria in one area in Chile, according to a new study by Felipe Cabello and colleagues. Read More
Mid-Atlantic fishermen may soon have an online map to help them avoid catching endangered Atlantic sturgeon, thanks to new research led by Matt Oliver at the University of Delaware. The study is a promising step toward predicting sturgeon locations with satellite measurements of ocean color and temperature, which could help both fishermen and vulnerable fish species. Read More
Over the past 50 years, global catch of invertebrates, such as mussels, shrimp, and crabs, has increased six-fold, and new fisheries for squid, sea urchins, and sea cucumbers have opened in response to demand. Reducing or removing marine invertebrates entirely may have serious consequences for other animals, such as commercial fish which depend upon them for habitat and food. However, the... Read More
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The Lenfest Ocean Program is a grantmaking program that funds scientific research on policy-relevant topics concerning the world’s oceans and communicates the results of the supported research to decision makers and other interested audiences.