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Longlining

The Bottom Line: A Creative Solution to a Persistent Problem

Lee Crockett | Posted 11.24.2012 | Green
Lee Crockett

For 30 years, fisheries experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have tried to protect western Atlantic bluefin tuna from surface longlines in the Gulf of Mexico, the severely depleted fish's only known spawning area.

The Bottom Line: Shifting Gears in the Gulf

Lee Crockett | Posted 05.11.2012 | Green
Lee Crockett

For decades, fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico have used surface longlines to catch swordfish and yellowfin tuna, a method catches and kills large numbers of rare and endangered ocean wildlife, which are usually thrown overboard dead or dying.

Overfishing 101: Creative Ways to Protect Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

Lee Crockett | Posted 11.16.2011 | Green
Lee Crockett

Many people have heard of bluefin tuna, even if they haven't eaten it. Traditional bluefin fisheries used to be sustainable, but loosely regulated industrial-scale fishing changed everything for this amazing fish.

The 11th Hour Strikes: Saving the Blue Fin Tuna From Extinction

Deborah Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deborah Bassett

In an interview, Captain Paul Watson shed light on the the urgency of the situation and the necessity of continued direct action to protect the species from greedy commercial overfishing.