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Fisheries

Better Than Mayan Calendar, and Perhaps Even Less Probable: Overfishing to End in 2012

Carl Safina | Posted 03.12.2012 | Green
Carl Safina

A federal law, as amended in 2007, required all U.S. fisheries to have management plans, and catch limits that would end overfishing by 2012. And look what year it is!

Bluefin Tuna: New Record Price for Carcass Further Devalues the Fish

Carl Safina | Posted 03.08.2012 | Green
Carl Safina

Here's how I can tell if an environmental news story has permeated the public consciousness: my 86 year-old mother phones to tell me about it.

Overfishing 101: Celebrating a Good Year for Marine Conservation

Lee Crockett | Posted 02.26.2012 | Green
Lee Crockett

Everyone wants more fish in our oceans -- the challenge today is finding the right way to achieve that goal.

Top Water-related Impacts of Climate Change

Steve Fleischli | Posted 02.15.2012 | Green
Steve Fleischli

2011-12-16-Screenshot20111216at3.01.10PM.jpg Here are just a few of the ways climate change is expected to impact water -- and everything on earth that depends on it.

Comprehensive Ocean Planning Is Beneficial

Sarah Chasis | Posted 12.26.2011 | Green
Sarah Chasis

At present, there are no fewer than 140 laws and 20 agencies that govern our seas, each with its own agendas and mandates. Such piecemeal governance is unwieldy and fails to effectively address many of the oceans' problems.

Thousands of Sea Turtles Die in U.S. Fishing Gear

Angela Kinsey | Posted 12.27.2011 | Green
Angela Kinsey

Sea turtles have been swimming the oceans since before the dinosaurs. Are we going to let them go extinct now because we can't step back and see the big picture?

Overfishing 101: Why Rebuilding Fish Populations Benefits Everyone

Lee Crockett | Posted 10.19.2011 | Green
Lee Crockett

Healthy fish populations create jobs, support coastal economies, help repair damaged marine ecosystems and provide increased recreational opportunities for anglers like myself to bring home fish for my dinner table more often.

Overfishing 101: A Big Fish Story We Should Take Seriously

Lee Crockett | Posted 10.12.2011 | Green
Lee Crockett

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In a Sea of Despair, U.S. Fisheries Offer Reason for Hope

Matt Tinning | Posted 09.14.2011 | Green
Matt Tinning

In the midst of this sea of despair, an emerging success story stands out: the revitalization of America's fisheries.

A Year After BP Caps Well, Fishermen Still Fight for Survival

Rocky Kistner | Posted 09.14.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

A year later along the gulf coast, locals know the oil is not gone. It's impacts are still being felt by the fishermen who have made their living on the water for generations. They continue to suffer from the oil's effects while the rest of the world passes them by.

Overfishing 101: How Science Helps Managers End Overfishing and Rebuild Depleted Fish Populations

Lee Crockett | Posted 09.04.2011 | Green
Lee Crockett

Industry representatives frequently charge that federal fishery managers use bad science to make decisions. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

Fishing for Survival: How a Global Market Is Shaping One Island Community

Coleen Jose | Posted 08.28.2011 | Green
Coleen Jose

Abundant marine, animal and plant life in the Philippines support a rapidly growing population of 90 million. The nation's wealth in natural resources also serves as profitable products in the global market.

Overfishing 101: Why Ending Overfishing Is Good for Both Fish and Fishermen Alike

Lee Crockett | Posted 08.09.2011 | Green
Lee Crockett

If we rebuild all of our fish populations to healthy levels, we have indeed achieved success, for they are the foundation upon which fishing businesses and fishermen can thrive.

Overfishing 101: Why Ending Overfishing Pays Off in the Long Run

Lee Crockett | Posted 07.27.2011 | Green
Lee Crockett

America's ocean fish are an incredibly valuable resource. According to the most recent economic data from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)...

Overfishing 101: The Importance of Rebuilding Our Fish Populations Without Delay

Lee Crockett | Posted 07.12.2011 | Green
Lee Crockett

Time and again, we have heard short-sighted calls for flexibility in the timelines for rebuilding overfished populations.

Fishing for Sustainable Practices to Conserve Fisheries

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 07.05.2011 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Around the world, fisheries co-managed by local authorities and fishers themselves are emerging as a promising solution to replenishing depleting fish stocks.

Overfishing 101: A Beginner's Guide to Understanding U.S. Fishery Management

Lee Crockett | Posted 05.30.2011 | Green
Lee Crockett

This series aims to provide an outlet in which we hope to open up the discussion on overfishing to the larger public, cut through the rhetoric and encourage more people to participate in marine fish conservation.

Remembrances of Fish Lost

Paul Greenberg | Posted 05.30.2011 | Green
Paul Greenberg

Bristol Bay's salmon are worth more than $200 million a year to our nation. At what point will humans finally do the math and come to realize that "the overall benefits" of a region include salmon?

Keeping More Fish in the Ocean: Good for People, Good for Nature

Mark Tercek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mark Tercek

More and more fishers understand that their jobs and livelihoods depend on healthy fish populations. As fish disappear, so do their businesses.

Keeping Afloat: Why Supporting Small, Local Commercial Fishermen is Important [Video]

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Liza de Guia

I met up with Phil Karlin a couple weeks ago to learn all about small, family-owned commercial fishing operations in the New York area.

What Does Rape Have To Do With Trees?

Jamie Bechtel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jamie Bechtel

What does rape have to do with trees? What does HIV have to do with fish? Blindness with water? Everything. Especially if you are a woman in the developing world and you are trying to feed your family.

BP Oil Disaster Victims Vow Never to Forget

Rocky Kistner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

Down in the Louisiana bayou, the fall season is changing with the north winds. Millions of ducks, geese and migratory birds are arriving as they have ...

Fishing Communities and Politics of Climate Change in India

K. P. Sasi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
K. P. Sasi

The cause of increasing sea levels may be a subject of debate to some, but it is a living reality threatening the lives and livelihood of more than 1 billion people living in low-lying areas.

Gulf Fishermen Five Months Later: Still Bearing the Brunt of BP's Oil Disaster

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

The well may be sealed, but the hard work of recovery goes on. And local fishermen are paying the price for this prolonged disaster with their health and livelihood.

Time for GE to Commit to Cleaning Up its Pollution in the Hudson River

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

GE can successfully clean up its mess and finally return a healthier Hudson River to millions of area residents. But if GE starts dragging its heels now, we will lose the momentum achieved over the past 18 months.