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Entries by Lee Crockett from 10/2011

Overfishing 101: Protecting Tuna With Technology

| Posted 10.02.2011 | Green

Given the worth of each tuna, it's only logical to invest in an electronic documentation system today that could help keep these awe-inspiring fish around for fishermen, conservationists, seafood lovers and scientists for generations to come.

Overfishing 101: Getting Serious About Illegal Tuna Fishing in the Mediterranean

| Posted 10.12.2011 | Green

Held on the sea's surface or just below with floating devices, driftnets can be miles long. Depending on the size of the mesh, they can entangle anything that happens to swim nearby, including sea turtles, whales, swordfish, and tuna.

Overfishing 101: Counting Fish

| Posted 10.20.2011 | Green

How heavy is 35,000 metric tons? For starters, it's the weight of 193 jumbo jets or 2,917 African elephants. It's also the amount of Atlantic bluefin tuna that have exceeded the official catch quota in the Mediterranean Sea in the past two years alone.