Nigeria’s new marine and blue economy ministry has promise but it must be well run.
The largest dam removal project is moving forward on the Klamath River in California and Oregon. Tribal nations there have fought for decades to protect native fish runs and the ecology of the river.
Rhino rays, which are close relative of sharks, are some of the most fascinating – and most threatened – fishes that you’ve never heard of.
Having a flexible and adaptable management system is necessary to sustainably manage fisheries, especially in times of a rapidly changing climate.
As the world gets hotter, fish are getting smaller. The future of aquatic ecosystems – and fisheries – could depend on understanding how and why it’s happening.
Less gold in the mines. Unrest in the camps. And a new fishery for the giant Murray cod which decimated their population. The 19th century gold rush has left a bad environmental legacy.
One of the greatest challenges facing our oceans is illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. And a vital tool against this is problem is context-specific fisheries transparency.
Marine governance in New Zealand is fragmented, with several agencies operating under various statutes. But a more collaborative, ecosystem-based approach to better protect the ocean is emerging.
One of the most damaging invasive species in the oceans has breached a major barrier – the Amazon-Orinoco river plume – and is spreading along Brazil’s coast. Scientists are trying to catch up.
The current focus by extra-regional actors is an elite project that undermines a maritime security strategy that would benefit the African people.
Over 100 shark and ray species were recently added to an international treaty, known as the CITES list, to protect them from the threat of unsustainable and illegal trade.
To fish the oceans sustainably, nations must reduce bycatch, or accidental catches. But fishermen often resist changing gear or techniques that kill nontargeted species.
Countries have voted to limit the international shark trade, but this fails to account for the diversity in fishing contexts around the world.
A solution for managing the growing populations of long-spined sea urchins may not be clear at the moment, but there is a path forward.
South Africa’s policies need to do more to protect vulnerable and marginalised small-scale fishers and fishing communities.
There is only a single mooring managed by French researchers that monitors the impacts of climate change on West African Canary Current.
The declining salmon and whale numbers raise a critical question: Is the southern resident killer whale population solely reliant on the abundance of salmon? And, if so, since when?
Ocean equity will be the key for achieving blue economies in Canada and the world
This event was the world’s worst incidence of mangrove tree deaths in recorded history. These photos show the devastating scale of this disaster.
There is a need for nuanced discussions around the role of fisheries subsidies — even those that may be nominally harmful — to avoid further inequity and marginalization of small-scale fishers.