Dirk Zeller talks about conservation vs. blue economic growth in Western Australia

Dirk Zeller talks about conservation vs. blue economic growth in Western Australia

Dirk Zeller talks about conservation vs. blue economic growth in Western Australia

Dirk Zeller at the the State of the Blue Economy Forum.

Western Australia needs to be very careful when it comes to balancing the state’s marine ecological health and the growth of its blue economy.

This, according to Professor Dirk Zeller, director of the Sea Around Us – Indian Ocean at the University of Western Australia, who shared his views on the state’s fisheries and conservation efforts at the State of the Blue Economy Forum held on December 3, 2020, in the port city of Fremantle.

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Understanding why fish grow the way they do and getting serious about it

Understanding why fish grow the way they do and getting serious about it

Understanding why fish grow the way they do and getting serious about it

Fish gills. Image by 2427999, Pixabay.

The distribution and concentration of dissolved oxygen and water temperature in the oceans and freshwaters are usually far more influential in shaping the growth and reproduction of fish than the distribution of their prey.

In a new paper in Science Advances, Daniel Pauly, principal investigator of the Sea Around Us initiative at UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, argues that scientists need to avoid attaching human attributes to fish and start looking at their unique biology and constraints through a different lens.

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