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Menakhem Ben-Yami

Where have all the fishes gone?
Menakhem Ben-Yami looks at the effect warming sea temperatures has on fish species. 07 Sep 2016 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Dealing with 'MPA mania'
Spatially delimited MPAs (Marine Protected Areas), however lacking in true science, have recently become a commonly prescribed remedy for all fish stock ails, especially for the conservation of biodiversity. 03 Aug 2016 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Mediterranean blues
Menakhem Ben-Yami looks at the state of the Mediterranean. 14 Jul 2016 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
The plastic menace
The worldwide production of plastics has increased considerably since the middle of the 20th century. 09 Jun 2016 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Beta Files
Captain Olaf Olsen, whom I'm proud to call a friend, was born in the Faroe Islands in 1935. 16 May 2016 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Fishing down marine food webs?
Menakhem Ben-Yami shares his opinion on Pauly and Zeller’s recent paper on fish catches. 03 Mar 2016 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Science fiction?
Menakhem Ben-Yami takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the possible technology of the future. 09 Feb 2016 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
'North Korean' fishermen die in a desperate fishery
North Korea has made the global press headlines with its claim of detonating a hydrogen bomb, but Menakhem Ben-Yami reports on the fishing boats and bodies that have recently washed ashore in Japan, which appear to be North Korean. 14 Jan 2016 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Fishing and cage farming paradise
A couple of months ago a rare visitor, John Goodlad - a Shetlander who is also a Scottish fishery personality - passed here with his beautiful daughter. 12 Nov 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Menakhem Ben-Yami looks at difference between the recent Living Blue Planet Report and what the science and fishermen are saying. 22 Oct 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Big Brother is watching
The growing powers of state management of fisheries - and the introduction of more and more laws, regulations, and other restrictions controlling commercial fishing operations – continue to concoct complex systems of inspection and monitoring. 17 Sep 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
The recent reports from the U.S. East Coast and from Australia on the dramatic increase in shark attacks on people have generated this column. 12 Aug 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Easy prey? Not anymore
Fishermen, especially the small-scale ones, represent easy prey for groups driven and financed by powerful interests, who blame them for damaging the marine environment, whether or not that is actually happening. 02 Jul 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
The fish we eat
Menakhem Ben-Yami looks at the term ‘sustainability’ and how it now covers more than just the fish itself. 03 Jun 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
FAO Fisheries: Model 2015
Menakhem Ben-Yami revisits FAO Fisheries and discusses how times have changed. 06 May 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Slavery in fisheries: No longer ignored
Menakhem Ben-Yami looks at the latest report into slavery in the Thai fishing industry and what is being done to bring an end to it. 09 Apr 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Marine farming and artificial islands
Last January I went to a conference, which took place at the University of Haifa, Israel. It was dedicated to examining the option of artificial islands (‘artlands’) in an Israeli context. 05 Feb 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Climate, pollution and overfishing
It seems that at least every five years I have to return to the dispute of overfishing versus other factors responsible for depleted fish populations. I wrote about it on this page in 2002, 2007 and 2012. Now, with a feeling of déjà vu, I'm back at it. 15 Jan 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Ebola and fish market – curse, blessing or both?
Menakhem Ben-Yami looks at how the Ebola scare is affecting West African fisheries. 27 Nov 2014 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
The jumping mullets
Grey mullets are funny fish. When fenced off - they'll just jump over the net corkline and laugh at you from the outside. They may also jump back and forth - just for fun. 21 Oct 2014 - World Fishing & Aquaculture