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Our Ocean

  • Net Loss: Can Smarter Fishing Equipment Reduce Global Bycatch?

    February 17, 2016

    A large number of marine animals end up as bycatch. Could smarter nets┬ámake a difference? Daniel Stepputtis’ face fell as his crew lifted their trawl net out of the grey waters of the Baltic and over the side of the boat. Like a yeti emerging from the sea, thick red algae clogged every hole in […]

  • What Will it Take to Get Plastics Out of the Ocean?

    February 17, 2016

    A few palm trees stand strong in the salty breeze. Located on the southern tip of the Pacific island chain of Hawaii, Kamilo Beach is an isolated stretch of black volcanic shoreline in the middle of nowhere. Just a few hundred yards from shore, humpback whales rise up from the depths, colorful fish fill the […]

  • Community Driven Conservation Works to Save Madagascar’s Sharks

    February 17, 2016

    Before Noavy started monitoring shark catches, she would only get up before dawn to harvest the seaweed that lies drying in various stages of rubbery or crispy tangles outside her home. Nowadays, her data-collection on sharks being brought into her village means she’s up and on call at all hours, despite the fact that the […]

  • Is Salmon Raised on Land the Future of Seafood?

    February 17, 2016

    On Vancouver Island, the Namgis First Nation raises salmon on land, setting a high standard for eco-friendly aquaculture. For centuries, perhaps millennia, the Namgis First Nation fished a wide and glassy river that barrels into the straits separating Vancouver Island from mainland Canada. According to legend, sockeye salmon were so plentiful that┬áthe Namgis could simply […]

  • Ocean SDG: Just a Big Splash, or a Genuine Sea Change?

    February 17, 2016

    The new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), launched amidst huge fanfare at the UN General Assembly in New York from 25 -27 September 2015, are being heralded as transformational, universal, and indivisible. The groundswell of political will mobilized around the SDGs could help break the deadlocks over climate change and trade disputes that have been stifling […]