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BBC

Meenakshi J

15 December 2020

Tamil Nadu, India

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Local villages along the coast of India are seen as a model for large-scale seaweed cultivation, which can be a form of sustainable agriculture and climate mitigation. As the country’s land is being lost to soil degra...

The Washington Post

Jim Morrison

Jovelle Tamayo

24 November 2020

Fidalgo Island, Washington, United States

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The Swinomish tribe in Washington state is combining traditional knowledge and science to combat the effects of climate change and improve the health of its land, water, and people. In recent years, their salmon harve...

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Claire Marie Porter

21 October 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A community-based seafood program called Fiishadelphia is the first community supported fishery run by high-school students in the city. They offer locally harvested and affordable seafood to a diverse customer base w...

China Dialogue

Katherine Cheng

16 October 2020

Hong Kong

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The Mai Po Nature Reserve in Hong Kong shows how the protection of mangrove forests is possible. These ecosystems are seen as a way to combat the effects of climate change since the forests can help prevent flood dama...

Hakai Magazine

Nick Dall

8 October 2020

Kleinmond, South Africa

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A research project in a marine protected area (MPA) off the coast of South Africa brought fishers and scientists together to understand the abundance of fish and rock lobster in the waters. The project paid fishers to...

The Narwhal

Matt Simmons

3 October 2020

Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada

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Coastal Shellfish, an Indigenous aquaculture company in British Columbia, is focusing on sustainable food and food security through its product Great Bear Scallops. This is the first project funded by the Costal Funds...

The Huffington Post

Stephen Miller

14 September 2020

Alaska, United States

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A small, southeast-Alaskan fishing community banded together to protect the source of its livelihood from industrial fishing. Legislation officially protected 70,000 square miles of pristine waters in 1998. The ban on...

Mongabay

Claudia Geib

31 August 2020

São Raimundo, Brazil

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After high demands for arapaima fish led to near extinction, a co-management system in the Amazon rainforest has resulted in the recovery of the fish as well as the economic empowerment of local women. The work includ...

Bitterroot

Virginia Gewin

28 August 2020

Garibaldi, Oregon, United States

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The international seafood supply chain was disrupted in the wake of the pandemic but small fisheries in the northwest have tapped into new local markets. The fisheries, which generally depend on exporting seafood inte...

Yes! Magazine

Agostino Petroni

24 August 2020

Torre Guaceto, Italy

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Fishers, researchers, and managers came together to create Torre Guaceto, a marine reserve off the coast of Italy. The area was previously exploited, but because of this cooperative management project, biodiversity ha...

Hakai Magazine

Paul Tullis

Htoo Tay Zar

24 August 2020

Yangon, Myanmar

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In Myanmar, aquaculture production from medium-sized freshwater farms is growing and could be an important and sustainable supplier of food for the world’s growing population. Aquaculture businesses are thriving in So...

Nexus Media News

Agostino Petroni

Sandali Handagama

17 August 2020

Maria Elena Bay, Mexico

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A collective of fishers have adopted sustainable fishing practices to catch spiny lobsters in Maria Elena Bay in Mexico, while also protecting the species. To keep future lobster populations healthy, fishers will meas...

Hakai Magazine

Stephenie Livingston

13 August 2020

Bali, Indonesia

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LINI for Reef to Aquarium, works with local villagers to implement sustainable fishing practices and restore reef habitats damaged by neurotoxins used to catch fish for the saltwater aquarium fish trade. LINI, with th...

Politico

Michael Grunwald

14 July 2020

Homestead, Florida, United States

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A Norwegian firm has built a land-based fish farm – which is "a supersized aquatic version of greenhouse agriculture that aims to solve a host of environmental problems plaguing conventional salmon farms in coastal wa...

La Voz de Guanacaste

Eduardo Costa

3 July 2020

Costa Rica

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In Costa Rica, the Guanacaste Chamber of Fishermen, known as CPG launched an initiative to help local fisherman making a living during the pandemic. Most of them sold their product to hotels, but due to the pandemic, ...

Hakai Magazine

Larry Pynn

14 May 2020

Galiano Island, British Columbia, Canada

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A British Columbia project that includes education with regulations is a winning formula for rockfish conservation. Six cameras were placed strategically around the shoreline next to Galiano Island RCAs, and 46 inform...

Mongabay

Keith Anthony S. Fabro

30 April 2020

Coron, Palawan, Philippines

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A COVID-19-spurred shutdown has halted ecotourism to Siete Pecados, a marine protected area in the Philippines. As a result, many residents have turned to fishing as a way to supplement their income. To make sure thi...

Grist

Zoya Teirstein

25 February 2020

Old Harbor, Alaska, United States

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An initiative called the Southeast Alaska Tribal Ocean Research is the state’s first coordinated testing effort to ensure that harvesters are not selling shellfish that contain paralytic shellfish poisoning. The progr...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Will Doig

21 February 2020

Indonesia

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A space-based initiative called Global Fishing Watch is using satellite imagery and data to hold companies accountable to their promise of providing sustainable sourced seafood. While the volume of data and cost of ob...

Mongabay

Mahima Jain

11 February 2020

Poompuhar, Tamil Nadu, India

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After climate change led to a declining fish catch, fishermen in Tamil Nadu experimented with artificial reefs to boost biodiversity that would provide fishermen with a better catch. Artificial reefs can serve many pu...

Planet Forward

Dylan Simard

31 January 2020

Rio Verde, Arizona, United States

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Volunteers in Arizona are building plastic cube structures to create a fish habitat in some of the state’s lakes. Since many of the lakes are in the desert, the shoreline is often not very hospitable for fish. These “...

Equal Times

Laura Villadiego

27 January 2020

Bula, Philippines

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By replacing fishing with seaweed cultivation, coastal communities in the Philippines are adapting to climate change and new market opportunities. In Bula, families are increasingly looking to seaweed as a source of i...

The Guardian

Sarah Marsh

8 January 2020

Jessore, Bangladesh

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Adapting to climate change requires innovation in farming techniques. In Bangladesh, farmers are switching from cultivating crops to fishing. They are employing adaptive practices such as raising fish in cages, shrimp...

Bitterroot

Levi Pulkkinen

13 December 2019

Oregon, United States

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The world's oceans absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, which is a positive thing in the face of climate change for those living on land, but can harm the animals that rely on certain acidification levels of oce...

Earth Journalism Network

Wagema Mwangi

5 December 2019

Kuruwito, Kenya

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The Kuruwito Conservation and Welfare Association, a community group created after a decrease in fish population threatened the local economy in Kuruwito village, has become a leader in marine conservation. The group ...

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