Only about 411 North Atlantic right whales exist, so every animal lost is a blow to the species’ chance of surviving.
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North Atlantic right whales are headed toward a traumatic extinction, but could rebound if humans can get out of their way.
Fish fences are typically positioned on tropical seagrass meadows, which are important ecosystems for fish communities and the health of neighbouring habitats.
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To ensure overall biodiversity, the intensity and impact of small-scale fisheries' methods needs far more attention.
The current system drives social injustice and environmental destruction, a new approach to address both is called for.
Marine parks are good for fish - especially if they’re in the right areas.
With strategic planning, the marine protected area network could be a third smaller, cost half as much, and still meet the international target of protecting 10% of every ecosystem.
Recreational fishers adjacent to an established marine park in NSW.
The overwhelming majority of recreational fishers support no-fishing marine sanctuaries.
Cage farming is when fish are raised and harvested in a netted enclosure.
With proper regulation, Lake Victoria's fisheries could increase production without damaging wild stocks or the environment.
Hazardous professions including agriculture and heavy engineering are already having to find ways to adapt.
Hull Peninsula and part of the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area.
A few decades ago Boston Harbor was one of the nation's dirtiest water bodies. Now, healthier fish in the harbor underscore that a multibillion-dollar cleanup has succeeded.
Mallard pair at the at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Much of the money for wildlife conservation in the United States comes from taxes and fees paid by sportsmen. But as fewer Americans take up hunting, wildlife managers need other funding sources.
Beginning on Saturday, West Australia's short, intense abalone season will be open for a total of four hours.
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The ongoing Brexit negotiations have provided no certainty or clarity to the industry.
Gansbaai, a popular town in the Western Cape, South Africa, is battling illegal poaching.
Breaking the cycle of illegal abalone poaching in South Africa is going to be tough, but not impossible.
Large fishing trawler at sea.
A recent study found that 55% of the world’s oceans are fished, but a simple number can't tell the whole story.
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.