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Tom Zeller Jr.

Warming Oceans Throw Fishing Into Flux | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 06.20.2013 | Green

With a limberness that defies his 69 years, Frank Mirarchi heaves himself over the edge of a concrete wharf and steps out onto a slack, downward slopi...

Catch Shares: It's Not Cap and Trade

Iain Murray | Posted 07.14.2013 | Business
Iain Murray

Commercial fishing is a multi-billion dollar industry. Research suggests that the free-market approach will not only help preserve America's commercial fishing industry but will make it stronger.

Fishermen and Chefs United: Keep Catch Shares On The Table

Matt Rand | Posted 04.18.2013 | Green
Matt Rand

Recently, some in Congress have attempted to take catch shares off the table for fishery managers, limiting regional councils' ability to make the best decision for their fishermen.

Catch Shares and Fishing Families

Matt Rand | Posted 10.22.2012 | Green
Matt Rand

Industry consolidation continues to be a concern due to climate change and less fish in the sea. Catch shares provide the framework for the future -- and with the right structure and features, can protect fish and fishermen.

New Study: Catch Shares Can Conserve Fish and Fishing Jobs

Matt Rand | Posted 11.28.2012 | Green
Matt Rand

It may seem counter-intuitive for an environmentalist to say this, but what we've learned is that giving fishermen a stake in protecting the oceans is by far the most effective away to turn declining fisheries around."

What Bid Do I Hear for the Life of That Thar Whale?

Carl Safina | Posted 04.08.2012 | Green
Carl Safina

Want to just solve the problem? They estimate that whaling makes about $31 million in profits. Anti-whaling spends $25 million. If the anti-whaling money directly paid whalers not to hunt -- problem solved.