Throughout Palau's history, local chiefs have monitored the health of fish populations, and at the first sign of resource scarcity, leaders exercised their authority to declare a "bul," or fishing ban.
Permanent protection of these offshore marine jewels from all commercial-extractive activity will preserve them as thriving biodiversity hot spots, ocean laboratories, and help build resilience against the impacts of climate change and ocean acidification.
It may sound like a tall order: By 2020, the U.N. Sustainable Development Goal for oceans calls on the world to "manage and protect marine and coast...
We are developing a system to keep illegally caught seafood out of the United States by tracking it throughout the supply chain -- from harvest to entry into the country.
The shift to the SDGs is an historic moment in many regards. The international community is coming together in the realization that there is no planet B, no hinterland, no backwater. The health of our oceans is inextricably linked with our collective future.
A new WWF report revealed that we have lost nearly half of the oceans' wildlife in the last 40 years. Gone. In just one human generation, populations of marine fish, birds, mammals, and reptiles have declined by half. That is a staggering statistic.
Exclusion from the EU is a harsh penalty for any country's fishing industry, because it is the world's largest market for fish and fishery products.
The detection of four vessels suspected of illegally poaching Patagonian toothfish in Antarctic waters earlier this year is providing Spain an ideal opportunity to put its new law into immediate effect.
Avoiding the purchase of deep-sea fishes such as orange roughy, oreos, or Patagonian toothfish (also known as Chilean seabass) is an action that can help preserve the functions of the largest habitats on earth.
Our oceans cover more than 70% of the Earth's surface and provide 99% of its habitable space. They provide us with life, food, and medicines; they con...
I recently saw a video of a plastic straw being extracted from the nose of a turtle. Ask yourself: do you really need that plastic straw in your soda or the plastic stirrer in your mojito?
The ocean is one of our most vital life support systems, but communicating its importance is a challenge. Because for many, what's out of sight, is out of mind.
Pirate fishers like these rob coastal communities of food and income, and often have links with even more sinister cross-border crimes, including slavery and terrorism.
The Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA), one of the world's largest marine protected areas, spanning over 400,000 km2, is our gift to humanity.
One of Bonaire's most significant rules is that grazing fish, like parrotfish, which help keep the reef healthy and clean for corals, and other kinds of ocean life, are universally protected.
The world's oceans are in the midst of a crisis. Rising levels of atmospheric CO2 are driving higher levels of acidity as it dissolves into the seas. The potential biological, ecological and societal impacts are staggering.