Indonesia to allow back destructive seine and trawl nets in its waters

Marine conservationists and scientists blame seine and trawl nets for overfishing and damage to coastal reef ecosystems.

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Scientists agree on the need to protect of 30% of the seas. But which 30%?

Scientists recommend protecting at least 30% of the ocean by 2030 to safeguard biodiversity, avoid fishery collapse and build ocean resistance to climate change.


Sustainable bluefin tuna? Not so fast.

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Fisheries society director resigns after allegations of abuse from observers of British Columbia trawl industry

Kelly Andersen's resignation follows an investigation by The Narwhal documenting threats and harassment faced by observers while gathering data out at sea.


As coronavirus disrupts seafood supply chains, struggling fishermen seek other markets

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Fisheries and Oceans Canada pulls at-sea observers from fishing boats due to coronavirus pandemic

Fishermen rely on observers to keep the industry honest. Now they're worried about maintaining a level playing field.

Marine life could recover by 2050 with the right policies, study finds​

Despite centuries of rampant overfishing and pollution, marine life in the world's oceans could be fully restored in as little as 30 years with aggressive conservation policies, according to a new scientific review published in the journal Nature.


How to maximize coastal ecosystem recovery 10 years after BP spill: report

The report, "A Decade After Disaster," was developed by the Restore the Mississippi River Delta coalition, which was created in 2008 to support coastal restoration efforts in Louisiana.


Maine lobstermen to federal regulators: We’re not killing whales

The Maine Lobstering Union accuses the agency of caving to environmental organizations when it should be defending the industry.

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How rampant illegal fishing is destabilizing Somalia

New research examines how illegal fishing hurts Somalia's economy, exacerbates conflicts, and upsets political stability.

What will it take to achieve our sustainable development goal for oceans?

A new study published in the journal Marine Policy estimates that to hit the targets needed to achieve this goal, the world must spend US$175 billion per year.

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