Humans rely on the ocean for food, jobs and other resources, but these systems are being stressed to the brink.
When you buy seafood, you can’t be sure it is what it says it is – and Australian wholesalers are resistant to new traceability technologies.
Putting a dollar value on nature has staunch opponents who say it’s morally wrong, but without it, building dams and other infrastructure can run roughshod over vital ecosystems.
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.
Countries have voted to limit the international shark trade, but this fails to account for the diversity in fishing contexts around the world.
A recent study offers evidence that marine biology’s biggest stage is broken, and suggests ways to fix it.
The warming observed in the Gulf of St. Lawrence is causing upheaval in the balance of the species living there. That is having direct repercussions on the commercial fishing sector.
Facing human threats, Mumbai’s Koli community are taking risk reduction into their own hands – other vulnerable coastal settlements should take note.
Sharks are much more severely threatened by humans than vice versa. A marine biologist explains how people can help protect sharks and why some strategies are more effective than others.
Traditional food provenance methods are typically designed to identify one species at a time. So we worked out a new approach, as part of a broader effort to combat seafood fraud and illegal fishing.
Only 200 years ago, Australian waters were full of oyster and shellfish reefs. Then they collapsed. Now large scale restoration efforts are underway.
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.
The influx of migrants from West Africa must be viewed as a manifestation of problems in the countries of origin.
Humans have failed to take good care of the ocean — and the environment at large — because we undervalue its goods and services.
Suspending mackerel and spring herring fishing in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence will impact the fishing industry on many levels.
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?
Forming tightly woven populations, these bush-like corals offer a refuge to a myriad of marine species.
Farming shellfish instead of large, predatory fish, is also better for the planet.
Fisheries agreements favour the European Union and don’t do enough to protect African interests.
Certain combinations of genetic material are being conserved through the generations.