WWF Claim a 74% Decline in Tuna and Mackerel Populations

The WWF says seafood species critical to human food security will soon be lost unless we halt overfishing and other anthropogenic threats to marine life. The Scombridae family is particularly highlighted as falling by 74% between 1970 and 2012. Overall 1,234 ocean species were assessed in this WWF study and found to have cumulatively declined […]

The Unique Ecology of Human Predators

A new paper in Science by Darimont et al. argues that humans take a far higher proportion of adult fish and wildlife than other predators and that humans function as an unsustainable “super predator,” which—unless additionally constrained by managers—will continue to alter ecological and evolutionary processes. Jump to Ray Hilborn’s response Jump to Terrance Quinn’s […]