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.
A scene from the First Anglo-Dutch War, from British Battles on Land and Sea, by James Grant.
Years of bitter words and dodgy use of history eventually became the foundations of the modern law of the sea.
Sharks and rays have ruled the ocean for 420 million years, but that reign may be slipping.
Nearly all species of sharks and rays are captured in fishing operations. But research shows that fishing quotas and closing some areas to fishing can help rebuild threatened populations.
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.
A man removes water from a fishing boat in Idenau, Cameroon. Illegal activity by foreign fishing companies has depleted fishing stocks.
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Efforts to combat illegal fishing and fisheries crime must recognise the relationship between the sector and maritime security.
A fish-based diet is good for the environment and people’s health.
Eating fish is good for the planet, say a set of new reports.
Giant sea bass are listed as a critically endangered species.
The giant sea bass fishery collapsed long ago in the US, but that didn’t mean the species was endangered. New research shows these iconic fish have been thriving south of the border.
Traditional ecological and cultural wisdom was embraced and valued, enhancing Western scientific knowledge of a beautiful, fragile marine area.