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Victory: Chile Becomes First Nation to Protect All Seamounts From Bottom Trawling

Ted Danson | Posted 04.15.2015 | Green
Ted Danson

This move truly designates Chile as a global leader in marine conservation. Chile has passed effective fishery regulations in the past -- like implementing science-based fishing quotas -- but a ban of this scale marks a truly historic move. Hopefully, other nations will soon follow Chile's footsteps, prohibiting bottom trawls around sensitive habitat.

Obama Should Designate Marine National Monuments In Alaska

Richard Steiner | Posted 03.04.2015 | Green
Richard Steiner

While political and business interests in Alaska are likely to oppose such new federal marine protections, it is important to note that federal waters off Alaska are co-owned an co-managed by all Americans, and all Americans have a say in their management.

This Fishing Technique Is Killing Our Oceans

Pénélope Bagieu | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Pénélope Bagieu

If this mass deforestation took place on land, it would be a devastating sight. (FYI, it would destroy Paris in a day and a half.)

Developing a Lexicon for Ocean Preservation

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 11.17.2013 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

We are talking about a far more serious question: How will we feed the world 20 years from now? Indeed, if we do not stop the systematic destruction of our ocean resources, we could have a serious seafood shortfall; this is on a collision course with simultaneous population growth.

Can We Stop Killing Our Oceans Now, Please?

Sylvia Earle | Posted 08.14.2013 | Impact
Sylvia Earle

We need to respect the oceans and take care of them as if our lives depended on it. Because they do.

Like Farmers' Ploughs...On The Seafloor

Posted 09.11.2012 | Green

From LiveScience's Wynne Parry: Fishing fleets are altering the seafloor much like farmer's ploughs have altered the landscape, indicates a study ...

Fishermen And Conservationists Team Up To Improve Californian Fisheries

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Christian | Posted 11.23.2011 | Green

In a unique partnership, conservationists and fisherman are working together to improve the sustainability of fisheries while keeping fishermen fishin...

Bonnie Christian

Scientists Warn There Aren't Plenty Of Fish In The Sea | Bonnie Christian | Posted 11.09.2011 | Green

There are plenty of fish in the sea ... or are there? An international group of marine scientists are calling for an end to most deep-sea fishing ...

The BP Oil Spill: Spilt Milk

Matt Rigney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matt Rigney

The destruction that has hit the Gulf of Mexico is minuscule compared to what industrial fishing does to the world's oceans every day.