Bad news for coastal ocean: less fish out, means more nitrogen in

    Canada-U.S. study: Researchers from Université de Montréal and Cary
    Institute publish findings in Nature Geoscience

    MONTREAL, Jan. 29 /CNW Telbec/ - A Canada-U.S. research team has found
that commercial fisheries play an unexpected role in the decline of water
quality in coastal waters. In the latest issue of Nature Geoscience,
Roxane Maranger and Nina Caraco explain that the collapse of the fisheries
from decades of over fishing has played a significant role in disturbing the
balance between nitrogen entering and leaving costal water systems.
    The study, the first to examine the world's 58 coatal regions, shows how
failing to maintain ecosystems in a sustainable manner has wide-ranging
consequences. Using data provided by the United Nations, Maranger and Caraco
found that commercial fishing has played an important, yet declining, role in
removing man-made nitrogen from coastal waters.

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For further information: Sylvain-Jacques Desjardins, International press
attaché, Université de Montréal, (514) 343-7593,

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