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Collapsing Fisheries in Costa Rica Are Leading to Turmoil: Drug Trafficking and Murder Rates Spike

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Collapsing Fisheries in Costa Rica Are Leading to Turmoil: Drug Trafficking and Murder Rates Spike

Source: Hakai Magazine/Alexander Villegas - December 13, 2017

Lieutenant Olivier Ramirez didn’t waste time. On an August morning in 2015, he scrambled a small coast guard team on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. Local more…

North Atlantic Right Whales Under Serious Threat From Entanglement in Industrial Fishing Gear

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North Atlantic Right Whales Under Serious Threat From Entanglement in Industrial Fishing Gear

Source: The Guardian/Robin McKie - December 5, 2017

One of the more hopeful ecological stories of recent years – the slow restoration of numbers of the North Atlantic right whale – has taken more…

How Not to Kill an Albatross: By Making One Simple Change, Fishermen Can Save These Endangered Seabirds

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How Not to Kill an Albatross: By Making One Simple Change, Fishermen Can Save These Endangered Seabirds

Source: Hakai Magazine/Ashley Braun - November 13, 2017

On April 11, 2011, a seabird drowned in fishing gear off the coast of Oregon. While this happens quite often, the death of this particular more…

Arctic Fisheries Management

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Arctic Fisheries Management

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - November 7, 2017

As fisheries worldwide are being depleted by over-fishing and illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing (IUU), interest in an ever-expanding Arctic is growing exponentially. In this more…

A New Solution to Fix Overfishing by Understanding Supply and Demand

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A New Solution to Fix Overfishing by Understanding Supply and Demand

Source: Science Daily/University of Guelph - November 3, 2017

There are fewer fish in the sea -- literally.

Consumer demand and inadequate scientific information has led to overharvesting, reducing fish species and fish stocks more…

Practice Safe Fishing: How Regulations Can Help One of the World’s Most Dangerous Professions

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Practice Safe Fishing: How Regulations Can Help One of the World’s Most Dangerous Professions

Source: The TerraMar Project - November 2, 2017

Want to complain about your nine-to-five job in your cozy office space this week? Think again.
Chances are your job is a walk in the more…

Campaigners Urge UK to Use Monitoring Technologies on Fishing Boats Post-Brexit

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Campaigners Urge UK to Use Monitoring Technologies on Fishing Boats Post-Brexit

Source: The Guardian/Fiona Harvey - October 27, 2017

All of the UK’s fishing fleet should be fitted with electronic monitoring technology after Brexit in order to protect fish stocks from poor management and potentially illegal landings of more…

Teaching the Kids to Fish: How a Mentorship Program Brings Scientists and Fishermen Together to Train the Next Generation

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Teaching the Kids to Fish: How a Mentorship Program Brings Scientists and Fishermen Together to Train the Next Generation

Source: Hakai Magazine/John Cappetta - October 20, 2017

Peter Halmay is 76, but retirement is the furthest thing from his mind. He works six days a week diving for sea urchins, organizing his more…

Bycatch Deemed Responsible for Decline of Endangered New Zealand Sea Lion

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Bycatch Deemed Responsible for Decline of Endangered New Zealand Sea Lion

Source: Science Daily/University of Otago - October 16, 2017

Getting caught in fishing nets is a major cause of death for the increasingly endangered New Zealand sea lion, according to new research from the more…

Gender Roles Among Fish Traders in Coastal Kenya Linked to Fisheries Sustainability

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Gender Roles Among Fish Traders in Coastal Kenya Linked to Fisheries Sustainability

Source: Science Daily/Wildlife Conservation Society - September 28, 2017

A new WCS study, published in the journal Ecosystem Health and Sustainability, of fish traders in coastal Kenya shows that women largely occupied fisheries with the more…