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JOAL, Senegal — Once upon a time, the seas teemed with mackerel, squid and sardines, and life was good. But now, on opposite sides of the globe, sun-creased fishermen lament as they reel in their nearly empty nets. “Your net would be so full of fish, you could barely heave it onto the boat,” said M...
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Opening the Our Ocean conference, host nation Chile declared a 243,630-square-mile sanctuary around Easter Island in the South Pacific off its eastern coast, marking the largest marine reserve in American waters. According to the Pew Charitable Trusts, the designation will protect 27 endangere...
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Britain’s fishermen will be allowed to increase their catch of cod and other key fish species next year after late-night wrangling between EU ministers in Brussels resulted in a new set of fishing quotas that flout scientific advice. The quota for cod catches for 2015 will increase by 5% on last ye...
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Illicit fishing goes on every day at an industrial scale. But large commercial fishers are about to get a new set of overseers: conservationists—and soon the general public—armed with space-based reconnaissance of the global fleet. Crews on big fishing boats deploy an impressive arsenal of technolo...
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The state projected in its species management plan that king, or Chinook, salmon runs were expected to range from 64,000 to 121,000, with the high end still lower than most years this past decade. "It's clear from this run size that if we are going to ensure the sustainability of this population ov...
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What’s good for fish is good for fishing communities — and for impact investors. That’s the thesis of three new vehicles for investing in sustainable fisheries that will be tested in the Philippines, Chile and Brazil over the next two years and then offered to investors more broadly. Former New Yo...
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When people talk about illegal trafficking in wildlife, the glistening merchandise laid out on crushed ice in the supermarket seafood counter — from salmon to king crab — probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But 90 percent of U.S. seafood is imported, and according to a new study in th...
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Back in 2002, Thomas Kraft, managing director of Norpac Fisheries Export, came up with the idea to electronically track each fish the company captures and sells. Soon after Norpac's electronic monitoring system was up and running two years later, Kraft realized that the technology was not only an ef...
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Restoring ocean fisheries in 24 countries could provide a meal for close to a billion people a day. New Englanders can also help ocean ecosystems recover by eating wild fish, choosing small fish, buying fish from the United States and eating mollusks, according to Andrew Sharpless, CEO ofOceana.He a...
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From the Chesapeake Bay to Florida’s Gulf Coast, recreational fishing is big business for many communities along the Eastern Seaboard. In fact, more than one-third of America’s 11.8 million saltwater anglers live in the region.  This national pastime is much more than throwing a line...
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Mopti — At the noisy market in Mali's central city of Mopti, 49-year-old Alimatou Maiga complains about how hard it is to find big fish for sale these days. Extracting a dried fish from a dish full of others, Maiga said supplies have become less plentiful even though the region is Mali's main sourc...
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A huge diesel oil spill has caused a 300-square-kilometre slick in the Philippines' Manila Bay, endangering the local fishing industry. A huge diesel oil spill has shut down parts of the Philippine capital's vital fishing industry, jeopardising the livelihoods of tens of thousands of people liv...
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A vote on Tuesday on whether to declare a marine protection area over an Antarctic body of water seven times the size of Germany is hanging in the balance due to Russian and Ukrainian fishing interests, the head of a European delegation to the talks has told EurActiv. Representatives of 25 countrie...
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Chilean sea bass is not from Chile, nor is it a bass. Since 1996, fishing vessels from a dozen nations have traversed the world’s most remote sea to catch the Antarctic toothfish. The fishery lands 3,000 tons annually, selling much of it as "Chilean sea bass," deceiving customers of high-end restau...
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Fishing restrictions near the coast lines have been in place for many years, of which many local fishermen are well aware. These restrictions are understood to be vital in maintaining a stable population of wild fish for harvesting.  In recent years, due to these restrictions, many industria...
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