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July 22, 2013
Evolutionary changes could aid fisheries
Laxenburg, Austria (SPX) Jul 22, 2013
Sustainable fishing practices could lead to larger fishing yields in the long run, according to a new study that models in detail how ecology and evolution affect the economics of fishing. Evolutionary changes induced by fisheries may benefit the fishers, according to a new study published last week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. But if fisheries are not well-managed, this potential benefit turns into economic losses, as stocks decline from overfishing and further suffer f ... read more
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Maize trade disruption could have global ramifications
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Why crop rotation works
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Man in wheelchair detonates device at Beijing airport: state media
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