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Overfished Species

Overfishing Our Oceans (VIDEO)

XPRIZE | Posted 06.17.2015 | Green

An estimated 100 million sharks are being killed every year -- 70 million of them just for their fins alone. Tod Bensen, former Chairman of WildAid, talks about the global threat of overfishing our oceans and educating people about the brutal practice of shark finning.

Less is More: We Need a Global Strategy to End Fishing Overcapacity

Maria Damanaki | Posted 05.12.2014 | Green
Maria Damanaki

We rely on the ocean for food, for transport, for the very air we breathe, but the current systems in place for governing and managing its resources are not fit for purpose.

Bull Sharks in the Marina, Part I

Fred Waitzkin | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green
Fred Waitzkin

"Look at those big fellas, " remarked my old friend James Rolle as we sat with feet dangling off a beat-up dock at the Big Game Fishing Club on Bimini...

Japan: Dancing on the Grave of the Bluefin Tuna

Matt Rigney | Posted 03.25.2013 | Green
Matt Rigney

The first bluefin tuna of the year sold in Tokyo has yet again garnered an astronomical price -- encouraging the view of this beleaguered animal as a high-status food when they deserve to stand with the white rhino and the mountain gorilla as a species under our protection.

Federal regulations threaten Alaska's halibut skippers

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

By federal order, hundreds of Alaska halibut charter businesses will be forced to close their doors Feb. 1. Most of them are small, mom-and-pop operat...

Virginia Menhaden Mess

Ginna Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ginna Kelly

Should management of the menhaden be left in the hands of legislators? Or should the species be managed by the more scientifically based Virginia Marine Resources Commission? Is there a better approach altogether?

Attention Tuna Lovers: See Red When Thinking Blue

Wendy Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wendy Gordon

The U.S. government must make greater efforts to ban the bluefin tuna trade entirely. Such an effort would finally give the tuna a chance to recover.

The Pescatore's Dilemma

Cathy Erway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Cathy Erway

Seafood has enjoyed a long history of acceptance among people who otherwise do not eat meat. Yet today's food gurus are placing pescatarianism at the height of ravenously irresponsible eating.