Recent research shows how reducing overfishing is both an ecological imperative and a critical means to addressing climate change.
Knowing which fish to buy can be confusing, but certain eco-labels can help decipher whether wild-caught, farmed or organic salmon is best for the environment.
For decades, the sandstone in central Australia yielded tantalising segments of some sort of fossil fish. Now, we have finally pieced together a complete picture of this remarkable species.
The River Nile is contaminated with microplastics.
Trophy fishing is a big threat to some of the most threatened species of fish, but there are ways to adapt the sport with marine conservation in mind.
Governments all over the world are propping up overfishing. Now scientists have penned an open letter calling on trade ministers to implement stricter regulations against harmful fisheries subsidies.
What paleontologists had believed to be spiny fins turned out to be elongated jaws. New examination of fossils that were 365 million years old revealed a fish with a remarkable lower jaw.
Banning single-use plastics in Nigeria is a step in the right direction. But its success will depend on provisions made for enforcement.
Artificial reefs are structures that humans put in place underwater that create habitat for sea life. A new study shows for the first time how much of the US ocean floor they cover.
Anchovies cause a stir as they mate – getting the oceans moving.
After scientists’ GPS tracking tag was violently removed from one shark’s dorsal fin, they were in for a surprise: The wound didn’t just heal, but the missing tissue grew back.
There are so many fish in the ocean that if you took them out, important habitats and food sources for many creatures would be lost.
When ships sink, they add artificial structures to the seafloor that can quickly become diverse, ecologically important underwater communities.
Climate change and overfishing are depleting global fish stocks with clear implications for the food security future of billions of people.
My team studied bluefin tuna otoliths to learn why some populations are recovering faster than others.
Scientists found PFAS hot spots in Miami’s Biscayne Bay where the chemicals are entering coastal waters and reaching the ocean. Water samples point to some specific sources.
Blood isn’t sterile, and analyzing the bacteria in it could help assess the health of fish and prevent the collapse of their populations.
Sub-Saharan Africa is home to many weird and wonderful seahorses and pipefish. But they’re under threat.
Climate change is causing higher levels of stress in fish, and the resulting hormonal imbalances are fundamentally altering entire populations.
New research reveals the environmental impact of keeping tropical fish as household pets – but there are ways to reduce it.