Members of the Sipekne'katik First Nation prepare to go fishing in Saulnierville, N.S., on, Sept. 17, 2020.
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The message from commercial fishers is that fishing in St. Marys Bay outside the commercial season is illegal and a conservation concern. In fact, it is neither.
Lake Superior, the world’s largest freshwater lake, has more than 30 native species of fish and a long history of productive commercial and subsistence fisheries.
Local fish are almost impossible to find on the shelves of grocery stores in northern Ontario, even though the region has an abundance of fish.
Aerial imagery revealing the extent of storm damage in Dee Why on Sydney’s Northern Beaches in 2016 following wild weather.
The IPCC report says extreme sea level events that used to hit once a century will occur once a year in many places by 2050. This situation is inevitable, even if emissions are dramatically curbed.
The giant freshwater prawn is native to the Indo-West Pacific from northwest India to Vietnam, Philippines, New Guinea and northern Australia. It has been introduced into many countries for aquaculture.
Entire populations of prawn 'super-females' are now being commercially distributed. The science behind this continues to advance and could have a far-reaching impact on both humans and animals.
In the West Coast fisheries, a single licence may be exchanged for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
West Coast fisheries policy leaves the door open to speculative investors who see opportunity and can snap up fishing licences and quotas.
Eastern rock lobster on sale at Sydney’s fish market. Our preference for a limited variety of seafood drives up prices and threatens the industry’s sustainability.
Australian fishing boats throw away up to half the fish they catch. To make the seafood industry sustainable, we need to eat all the fish that get caught.
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The ongoing Brexit negotiations have provided no certainty or clarity to the industry.
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 captain of a Finnish icebreaker looks out from the bridge as it sails into floating sea ice on the Victoria Strait while traversing the Northwest Passage in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago in July 2017. The waterways of the Arctic are of particular interest to non-Arctic jurisdictions like China and the European Union.
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The recent Arctic Council meeting in Finland shows there's still avid interest in developing the Arctic. Some are arguing the entire region should be considered a 'global commons.'
The tale of the snow crab bears witness to the how the complexities of climate change and fights over fishing rights play out.
Ern McQuillan, Tuna Fishing at Eden, New South Wales, 1960.
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The history of fisheries exploitation in Australia reveals a staggering natural bounty, which has been alarmingly fragile without proper management.
Orca family group at the Bremer Canyon off WA’s south coast.
The government aims to dramatically reduce the areas offered full protection and expand zones where fishing is allowed, while also claiming that this will still deliver good conservation.
Closing parts of the ocean to fishing displaces fishers to other areas.
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The public and political debate about marine reserves often comes down to one thing: fishing.
An illegal fishing vessel caught off the coast of Sierra Leone, a region where illegal fishing is a serious problem.
The fisheries sector in West Africa is beset with serious challenges including over-fishing and, in particular, illegal fishing.
Australia’s oceans are feeding grounds for many wildlife species, including seabirds.
More of Australia's oceans should be placed under high protection, according to the latest marine reserves review.
Good old Aussie barramundi, straight from a farm in Vietnam.
How do you choose local produce when buying fish, which is caught in vast oceans by a globalised industry? Answer: with great difficulty.
Exiting the EU does not mean closing off British seas.
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These days, EU policy is more helpful than harmful for Britain's fish.
Catching black marlin is big business on Australia’s east coast.
Climate change is driving the iconic black marlin further south, with a possible impact on ecosystems and the fishing industry.
Cannonball Jellyfish in the Gulf of California.
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In a changing climate, ocean populations sometimes rise and fall in unpredictable waves. Scientists, managers and fishers must make economically and ecologically sound decisions based on long-term outlooks.