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Mud Matters: Lowly Soft Sediments Are Essential for Productive Fisheries

Jake Kritzer | Posted 10.25.2016 | Green
Jake Kritzer

Photo credits (clockwise from left): Kim Hansen via Wikimedia Commons, Pieter v Marion via photopin, New York District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers v...

Let's Not Say 'So Long' to the Last Great Bluefin Catch

Jason Schratwieser | Posted 10.14.2016 | Green
Jason Schratwieser

It's been a banner year for U.S. fishermen who seek Pacific bluefin tuna in southern California. Anglers not only found numbers of these amazingly engineered fish, but they also caught some of the biggest bluefin seen in decades. The news of these big fish has gone absolutely viral in fishing reports and social media.

Fishermen: Our Best Hope for Abundant Oceans That Feed the World

Amanda Leland | Posted 09.16.2016 | Green
Amanda Leland

What is the future for billions of people around the world who depend on seafood for nutrition?

Planning For A Healthy New York Seascape

Jon Forrest Dohlin | Posted 09.01.2016 | New York
Jon Forrest Dohlin

Take the time to add your voice to those who realize the value in promoting ocean health and coordinating multiple human uses of our busy ocean.

Healthy Fish, Healthy Folks

Douglas N. Rader, Ph.D. | Posted 08.11.2016 | Green
Douglas N. Rader, Ph.D.

Throughout history, people living near any sea coast have relied on fish as a key dietary staple. Middens of kitchen and household wastes left behind on all continents provide strong evidence of the long and deep linkages between people of the shores and the sea.

Sustainable Fisheries: OneHealth of Future Food

Aaron Niederhelman | Posted 06.27.2016 | Green
Aaron Niederhelman

We must utilize economic stimulus, more regulation in developing world fisheries, and a higher barrier to entry for susceptible categories of farm raised fish to preserve sea protein as a cornerstone of survival.

Climate change and Pacific food systems: navigating a perfect storm

Bruce Campbell Ph.D. | Posted 06.09.2016 | Green
Bruce Campbell Ph.D.

This World Oceans Day, we must remember one of the most important things the Ocean offers us: food and sustenance. Yet climate change is set to wreak ...

Lessons on Fish Migration Crucial for Protecting Communities, Livelihoods and Food

Giulio Boccaletti | Posted 05.23.2016 | Green
Giulio Boccaletti

One day in 2014 a female eel set off from Nova Scotia on a long and hazardous journey to her spawning grounds. This was no ordinary eel.

Dolphins that are adapted to elude killer whales are facing extinction because of something far worse

Candace Calloway Whiting | Posted 05.20.2016 | Hawaii
Candace Calloway Whiting

The tiny Maui's dolphin, whose evolutionary path has out-maneuvered that of the brainiest predator in the ocean - the killer whale - now faces near extinction at the hands of man.

Sustainable Seafood Boom Brings Hope To An Overfished Planet

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.22.2016 | Green

Think your choices have little impact on our ailing planet? Think again. A new report about the surge of the global sustainable seafood market this mo...

New beginnings during this new moon, along the river banks in New Zealand!

Candace Loy | Posted 05.10.2016 | Green
Candace Loy

Beautiful, tiny (about 1mm) opalescent whitebait eggs cosy up in amongst fibrous mats, which keep them safe and hydrated. Whitebait consists ...

Cashes Ledge, Coral Canyons and the Future of National Marine Monuments

Peter Neill | Posted 04.26.2016 | Green
Peter Neill

In recent years, Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama have used the 1906 Antiquities Act to protect vast marine areas in the Pacific Ocean by declaring them as "national marine monuments."

Magnuson at 40

Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva | Posted 04.14.2016 | Politics
Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva

There was a time when we didn't know any better. In 1884, English scientist Thomas Huxley wrote that "probably all the great sea-fisheries are inexhaustible; that is to say that nothing we do seriously affects the number of fish."

Tiny Island Chain Wants To Create The World's Largest Ocean Sanctuary

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 04.06.2016 | Green

In an effort to protect fisheries and preserve one of the planet's healthiest marine ecosystems, communities in a remote archipelago south of Tahiti a...

New Research Offers Much-Needed Hope For Our Oceans

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 03.28.2016 | Science

Earth's fisheries are in bad shape -- populations of some stocks, including tuna and mackerel, declined 74 percent between 1970 and 2010. A new study,...

World Ocean Assessment, Part 4

Peter Neill | Posted 03.24.2016 | Green
Peter Neill

In this fourth and final edition devoted to the recently published UN World Ocean Assessment, I want to focus on one example: the State of Oregon in t...

Conserving Seagrass for Manatees, Fisheries and Our Climate Future

Jake Kritzer | Posted 02.20.2016 | Green
Jake Kritzer

Recovering manatees has required concerted efforts by many dedicated stakeholders, including federal, state and municipal governments, nonprofits, the private sector and individual citizens.

Ensuring a Future for American Seafood and Fishermen

Monique Coombs | Posted 02.02.2016 | Green
Monique Coombs

Commercial fishermen face vast uncertainty about changing ocean ecosystems, complex management systems, and the staggering costs to enter America's fisheries. These factors have contributed to a new challenge: declining numbers of young fishermen entering the fishing industry.

A Bluefin Tuna for $118,000: Going, Going ... Gone?

Maria Damanaki | Posted 01.26.2016 | Green
Maria Damanaki

Bluefin tuna is one of the ocean's most prized fish, an icon of both modern and classic civilizations and a key predator in the ocean's delicate food chain. And yet its very existence on this planet is now up to us.

The Planet's Fisheries Are In Even Worse Shape Than We Thought

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 01.20.2016 | Science

The world's oceans have been overfished far more than reported, according to a new study. The report, published in the journal Nature Communications,...

Inventing Fish: An Industry on the Brink

Peter Neill | Posted 01.14.2016 | Green
Peter Neill

The paradox is obvious: Whatever we do to sustain the national fishing industry will be countered by external suppliers operating outside sustainability management regimes to meet an ever-growing market demand.

A Sea Change in U.S.-Cuba Relations

Daniel Whittle | Posted 12.17.2015 | Green
Daniel Whittle

Noel Lopez Fernandez December marks the one-year anniversary of the renewal of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba. In that short...

What's Really Going On In The Arctic?

Peter Neill | Posted 11.05.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

The whole thing seemed like a coded conversation about the control of inevitable exploitation of Arctic resources, justified by high-minded agreement and theoretical application to the economic, social, and cultural needs of indigenous peoples referred to often but represented there in very few numbers.

'Just Say No' Doesn't Work for the Ocean, Either

Brett Jenks | Posted 10.29.2015 | Green
Brett Jenks

As human populations increase and demand for fish climbs, local fishers are caught in a race to catch declining fish stocks. This vicious cycle is fast becoming one of the most critical threats to ocean health, not to mention to those millions of people.

Scientific Collections: Threats to Species Survival or an Easy Scapegoat?

Luiz A. Rocha | Posted 10.15.2016 | Science
Luiz A. Rocha

While debate in science is vital, some criticisms erroneously conflate the individual rights of a single specimen with species survival, vastly overstate the impact of scientific collections on populations, and minimize the specimen's value in helping us understand the natural world.