ecology
The Great Dolphin-Human War Is Inching Closer

After all of those years of humans holding dolphins in shackles, mocking them with cutesy depictions in the media, and forcing them to do tricks under inhumane conditions at theme parks, the cetaceans may finally have their revenge. They’re attacking our fisheries. Read More >>

technology
Even the Tuna Conservationists Want a Piece of This Blockchain Action

It seems like everyone is getting into blockchain these days. After all, companies claim to like “transparency,” “security,” and anything to do with the rollercoaster ride that is bitcoin. But consider this: tuna. Read More >>

science
A Staggering Amount of Fish is Wasted Each Year

New research shows that industrial fisheries are responsible for dumping nearly 10 million tonnes of perfectly good fish back into the ocean each year — enough to fill 4,500 Olympic-sized swimming pools. This news comes at a time when nearly 90 percent of the world’s fish stocks are threatened by overfishing. Read More >>

food
Stop Having Haddock In Your Fish & Chips, Says MCS

Sea creature charity the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has announced today that haddock from the North Sea and West Scotland is no longer on their list of sustainable fish that it's OK to eat. Read More >>

environment
The Paris Climate Agreement Could Save Commercial Fishing 

Saving seaside towns isn’t the only business benefit of fighting climate change. Scientists think that adhering to the Paris Agreement could be crucial to the success of the commercial fishing industry. Read More >>

science
The Sixth Mass Extinction Will Be Like Nothing in Earth’s History

The sixth mass extinction — the one that seven billion humans are sadly doing their utmost to trigger at this very moment — is shaping up to be like nothing our planet has ever seen. That’s the conclusion of a sweeping new analysis, which compared marine fossil records from Earth’s five previous mass extinction events to what’s happening in the oceans right now. Read More >>

environment
We’re Emptying the Oceans of Fish and Filling Them With Plastic 

Two reports out this week paint an alarming future for Earth’s oceans. The first one, published by the Wold Economic Forum, finds that by 2050, the oceans will contain more plastic than fish by weight. The second, which appears in Nature Communications, reveals that our nets have raked in far more fish over the past 60 years than we realised. Read More >>

design
This 3D-Printed Lure Mimics Fish Sounds To Attract Your Next Catch

You don’t need much to catch a fish—just a line, a lure, and some patience. But if you want to get fancy, there are gadgets like the Fish Call, a throwable electronic lure that attracts aquatic critters by mimicking the sounds of fish feeding. Read More >>

animals
Fish Are “Evolving” to Avoid Getting Caught

Clever fish could be responding to the threat of getting yanked out of the sea and cut up into convenient finger-shaped portions by evolving, with scientists finding evidence that some fish are escaping the trawlers by swimming faster -- leading to the possible emergence of newer, faster swimming stocks. Read More >>

wtf
A Fisherman Caught This Monstrous Giant Shrimp in Florida

A fisherman caught this monstrous 18-inch-long creature while fishing from a dock in Fort Pierce, Florida. Scientists say it could be a rare kind of Mantis Shrimp but further analysis needs to be conducted in order to determinate what the hell is this mutant monster from hell. Read More >>

sports
A Floating Disc Boat Gives Fishermen 360-Degree Access to Their Prey

If you took a bass boat and stripped it to its bare essentials — just the most important things a fisherman needed — you'd probably end up with the Ultraskiff 360. It does away with the traditional boat design in favour of a circular floating platform that gives fisherman better access to the water in any direction. Read More >>

watch this
Kayaking Fisherman Hooks Hammerhead Shark and Gets Towed for 12 Miles

Adam Fisk hooked an three-metre long hammerhead shark near the coast line and ended being towed for 12 miles, which were covered in about two hours. According to Fisk, the shark ate a 2.2-kilo bonito from his kayak. Another hammerhead was following him too. Read More >>

environment
Privacy of Fish Living in 7,200m Pacific Trench Violated by Scientists

A group of scientists have sent their probing vehicles to the bottom of the New Hebrides Trench, a literal hole in the Pacific some 7,200m deep. Their findings suggest each deep ocean trench may have a different ecological make-up, and there's no stock set of deep-living creatures that inhabit every deep sea hole. Read More >>

gadgets
This Floating Sonar Pod Turns Your Smartphone into a Fish Finder

If fishing for you is more about pulling the most catches out of a lake—instead of simply using your wits to outsmart nature—then the more gear the better. And while fish finders have been around for decades, the FishHunter is the first to turn your smartphone into a window to what lies below the water's surface. Read More >>