An endangered female orca leaps from the water in Puget Sound, west of Seattle.
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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?
Aerial view of salmon fish farms, Grand Manan Island, N.B.
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.
The World Trade Organization reached an agreement on fisheries subsidies, prohibiting member countries from funding illegal fishing and fishing of overexploited stocks at the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference in Geneva on June 17.
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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.
There is enormous potential to increase the productivity of African fisheries. There is also potential to improve coastal and marine health.
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.
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.
You may not have heard of ‘temperate mesophotic ecosystems’, but science is beginning to understand the vital role these ocean zones play – and the need to protect them.
Warmer-water preferring fish species like sardines and squid may soon dominate seafood menus on the west coast of Canada.
As the ocean temperature rises, many marine species are moving toward the north and south poles in search of cooler waters, thus rewriting the menus of seafood restaurants on the West Coast of Canada.
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?
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?
Freshly caught fish are pictured in a pirogue in Dakar, Senegal.
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Fisheries agreements favour the European Union and don’t do enough to protect African interests.
Fishermen weigh a basket full of fish off the Indian ocean’s archipelago of Lamu on Kenya’s coast.
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COVID-19 greatly disrupted local market dynamics at landing sites, within the communities, and connections to more distant markets.
Rotonese Lambo at Scott Reef.
Over decades of gathering, Indonesian waters have been stripped of the highest-priced, best-quality sea cucumbers, while the reefs of northern Australia offer an abundance of these creatures.
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Australia’s ‘blue economy’ needs a strong basis in marine science.
Traditional blue boats moored at the harbour of Essaouira, Morocco.
Bearing the burden of policies on conservation, together with the impact of out-competition by other sectors within the blue economy, has led to increased poverty in fishing communities.
A stand of red mangroves in the calm, calcium-rich, fresh waters of the San Pedro Mártir River, Tabasco, Mexico.
Mangroves grow in saltwater along tropical coastlines, but scientists have found them along a river in Mexico’s Yucatan, more than 100 miles from the sea. Climate change explains their shift.
Increasing numbers of fish farms are receiving sustainability certifications.
Ecolabelled seafood fetches higher prices in supermarkets, giving retailers and producers the incentive to up their sustainability game.