We need to invest in finding sustainable and scalable alternatives to plastic. Even marine plastic is in large part a fishing issue: 46% of the Great Pacific garbage patch is composed of discarded nets,
The oxygen is being sucked out of the ocean, and while much of it is happening far below the surface, it will still affect us above.
Your grandpa's favorite fish (and mine) can't support a West Coast fishery - or all the charismatic megafauna -- that rely on them.
In visita alla famiglia di uno dei pescatori uccisi tre anni fa. "Per Celestine neanche una corona di fiori o una preghiera
The image above ( from Wikipedia ) shows the collapse of the North Atlantic cod stocks. The fishery disaster of the early 1990s was the...
When Amanda West Reade was pregnant with her now two-year-old son, she started eating farmed salmon. As a vegetarian, she knew that getting enough protein, omega-3s, and folic acid to boost her growing baby's development might be tricky. "My doctor listed a few meal ideas and I thought I could handle the salmon," says Reade.
Obama just created a Pacific Ocean reserve almost twice the size of Texas to curb fishing and oil drilling. But it might be too little
Globally, we still catch enough fish to eat - just about. But numbers of fish caught from the sea haven't kept up with human population growth and unsustainable fish farms have filled the gap. So why are
In spite of the fact that we control more ocean than any country on earth, more than 85 percent of the seafood we eat is imported.
Humans are pumping roughly 33 billion tonnes (36 billion tons) of carbon dioxide into the air each year. If all that showed up in the atmosphere, it would accelerate global warming even further. The ocean, however, absorbs around half of that CO2. Phytoplankton (essentially, microscopic plants) that live near the sea's surface take in a lot of it as they photosynthesize, ultimately flushing the CO2 into the cold, dense depths, where it stays trapped for centuries.
Carl Sagan's description of our planet as a "pale blue dot" captured two important elements about the Earth: its loneliness in the enormity of space, and the ocean's overwhelming dominance of the planet
Report shows Alaska, Florida, Gulf of Mexico and north-eastern fisheries are responsible for more than half of discarded fish
It's oyster season, but many oyster beds in the Gulf of Mexico are empty. Thanks to the 2010 BP oil spill, lots of other fisheries are suffering too.
A Newcastle sailor's trip across the Pacific Ocean after the Japan tsunami was frighteningly similar to a nightmare.
Antonio porta il cognome degli esposti (orfani) di Napoli. Esposito lui e altre 30 pagine dell'elenco telefonico del capoluogo partenopeo. Omen nomen. Antonio è anche abbandonato dal suo mare: eravamo un Paese di santi, poeti e navigatori e adesso lui per pescare è costretto a emigrare 6 mesi l'anno. In fuga dal mar Mediterraneo. Ho
China's fishing vessels dominate the planet's seas-in fact, it has the biggest distant-water fleet in the world. That fleet is pulling in an estimated 4.6 million tonnes (5.1 million tons) of fish, worth around $10 billion annually, though it reports catching around 12 times less than that. Tuna's a big chunk of it, given its value (a Pacific bluefin tuna went for $1.76 million at a January auction in Tokyo). The pricey fish made up an estimated 15% of its total catch (pdf, p.3), by volume, in 2010.
A day or two earlier, I would have looked right past the Spanish mackerel. The clams, too, most likely. Usually, when I stop by the fish counter to pick up something for dinner, I go for halibut, or maybe some sort of cod or bass. If we're grilling, I might grab a few whole branzino
China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Japan and Taiwan are among the many countries fighting for fishing rights in the South and East China Seas-but at the rate fish stock is being killed by pollution and over-fishing, there won't be much left for the victors anyway.
Concerns about licensing a foreign super trawler to fish our southern seas have centred on the negative effect on fish stocks. These fears are largely unfounded. The real concern is for Australian mammals