Ghana’s maritime space is key to its economy.
Ghana’s maritime economy faces significant challenges in becoming viable.
People fish in the Vaal River but are not always aware of the risks associated with microplastic pollution.
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The Vaal River, which serves more than 11 million people, is considerably polluted with microplastics.
A boat propeller encrusted with zebra mussels.
Zebra and quagga mussels entered the Great Lakes in large ships’ ballast water. Now, local boaters and anglers are spreading them into the southern and western US.
Coastal communities in West and Central Africa were severely affected by COVID which brought many aspects of food and seafood supply chains to a halt.
There is a need for better innovations and policies to help improve the fisheries sector in this region.
Tourism-driven development is threatening one of Puerto Rico’s greatest draws: its rural coastlines.
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Puerto Rico’s tourism industry is booming as nations lift COVID-19 travel restrictions, but development is displacing people who have lived along its coastlines for years.
Corals and fish in the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, San Pedro, Belize.
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As nations pledge to preserve swaths of ocean within their territorial waters, a marine scientist explains why some marine protected areas shelter ocean life more effectively than others.
In some global fishing communities, women influence decisions, resulting in stronger claims to area-based fishing rights, improved economic returns and greater women’s empowerment.
Creating opportunities to meaningfully engage women in governance and decision-making is necessary to achieve gender equality in small-scale fisheries.
Children participate in a water fight in Lake Ontario in Mississauga, Ontario, during a heat wave on June 5, 2021.
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Cleaning up the Great Lakes was a big job when the US and Canada undertook it in 1972. Today it’s far more challenging.
Spring herring and Atlantic mackerel fisheries are among the most lucrative in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and brought in more than $1.3 billion to Québec and Atlantic fishers in 2020.
Suspending mackerel and spring herring fishing in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence will impact the fishing industry on many levels.
A researcher at the advocacy group Oceana uses GPS data to trace the activity of fishing boats.
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One of the oldest industries, fishing, is entering the world of advanced analytics and data-driven planning. With oceans under stress and key fish stocks dwindling, can precision fishing help?
Technology and regulation have solved some issues with bycatch. To reduce damage to marine life further, we can harness the skills of our best fishers.
An underwater forest formed by the purple gorgonian (Paramuricea clavata) off Marseille at a depth of 60 metres.
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Forming tightly woven populations, these bush-like corals offer a refuge to a myriad of marine species.
A tin of tuna is significantly cheaper than many types of fresh meat or fish. But how much can you eat before you need to worry about mercury?
Smith & Wesson handguns on display at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas, Jan. 19, 2016.
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Every gun and bullet sold in the U.S. generates excise taxes to support conservation. But Americans are buying guns now for different reasons than in the past – and increasingly, not for hunting.
The old village of Aceredo, submerged 30 years ago when a hydropower dam flooded the valley, emerged during a drought in northwestern Spain, in February 2022.
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Water is central to adapting to climate change, but very few of the strategies put in place to respond to water hazards or ensure its availability have been evaluated.
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It involves a trade-off between seafood production and seabed conservation.
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To a group of hungry killer whales, a longline fishing boat looks like an all-you-can-eat buffet.
South Africa has an impressive record of marine biological research in protected areas, but the country needs to pay greater attention to the human aspects.
The social, ecological and governance objectives of marine protected areas need to be understood to enhance benefits to both people and the environment.
No country has a higher diversity of sharks than Australia. That means we have a special responsibility to protect them.
Fishing in the Maldives.
Idyllic destinations have been seen a calamitous drop in income since the pandemic.