An effort to increase such areas can pose a particular threat to island overseas territories.
Swordfish only – no bycatch, please.
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A new tool called EcoCast helps fishermen in the West Coast figure out where it's best to fish that day.
Sydney’s iconic beaches are not yet part of a marine park.
The New South Wales government has turned its back on plans to create sanctuary zones covering 2.4% of waters around Sydney, despite evidence that these 'no-take' areas are crucial for protecting fish.
In this July 2011 photo, an Inuit fisherman pulls in a fish on a sea filled with floating ice.
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A recent summit in Ottawa on what's known as agroecology has shown that more equitable and sustainable methods of producing food are not only possible, they're beginning to spread around the world.
Lake Victoria sees high levels of illegal fishing carried out by local fisherman and traders.
Urgent measures need to be adopted to prevent corruption linked to illegal fishing activity in and around Lake Victoria.
Stormy seas ahead.
Confrontation between French and British scallop fishers goes is a warning about the resource conflicts of the future.
Neither country's fishing fleet has come out of this well.
Marine parks protect fragile ecosystems, like coral reefs.
What would you do if you saw a fisher breaking the law? Would you report the offender to the police? Confront them? Or would you do nothing? These choices affect the future of marine protected areas.
Predatory fish are among the most vulnerable species to human pressures.
The world has some 500 million square kilometres of ocean. But just 55 million square kilometres remain untouched by intensive human activities such as fishing.
Portside tuna unloading from a refrigerated cargo and trading vessel (reefer) in Thailand, 2013.
The seafood industry is a major contributor to modern slavery.
The iconic hump-backed mahseer.
India's hump-backed mahseer is one of the world's most prized game fish, yet it was a scientific enigma.
Ocean fish are changing where they live due to climate change.
Australia's oceans are warming faster than the global average, and fish are moving south as a result.
White spot virus is highly infectious, and can kill more than 80% of farmed prawns within days.
It's possible the white spot virus is now endemic in Australia - in other countries where it has broken out, it has never been eradicated.
Fishing ships in Lauwersoog, The Netherlands.
Seagrass meadows play a significant role in supporting world fishery productivity.
All at sea.
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Rather than becoming an independent coastal state and being able to form its own fisheries policy, the UK’s fishing industry remains beholden to EU rules.
The tale of the snow crab bears witness to the how the complexities of climate change and fights over fishing rights play out.
Waste not, want not.
Artisanal fishers in Sri Lanka are throwing away more marine species than they keep.
Participation is needed from all role players to save Lake Victoria from further degradation.
Information about the threats facing Lake Victoria and how they're perceived are crucial to reverse the damage that's been done.
Villagers enjoying the evening fishing in Kavieng, Papua New Guinea.
Sustainable fisheries tick all the boxes. They can fill your belly and your wallet, and generate less CO2 than conventional agriculture. So why is some integral funding for marine fisheries falling?
Cod and other fish may be unintentionally caught by pulse trawlers.
An expert reviews the research for and against the use of electric pulse trawlers.