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High Country News

Maya L. Kapoor

18 September 2017

Puget Sound, Washington, United States

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The oceans are acidifying at an alarming rate due to human-influenced climate change, and the effects are proving detrimental to our food chain and the marine ecosystem - especially shellfish, which are literally crum...

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Matthew O. Berger

12 September 2017

Coquimbo, Chile

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Scientists and conservationists have been pushing for more marine protected areas, regions that restrict human activity to protect marine life. But, they're quickly realizing it’s not about the quantity of mpa’s, but ...

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Kate Schimel

4 September 2017

Washington, United States

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Removing dams pays back dividends by restoring ecological diversity. In Washington State, the decommissioning of the Elwha and Glines Canyon Dams began a decades-long process of restoring the Elwha River’s floodplain....

Alaska Public Media

Anne Hillman

16 August 2017

Alaska, United States

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In Alaska, transitioning from sport fishing to dipnetting, a practice that allows a much higher limit for the amount of fish that can be caught, has resulted in a sustainable food supply for some families. Although no...

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Erica Cirino

26 July 2017

Barnegat Bay, New Jersey, United States

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"Ghost gear" describes the nets, lines, and other debris lost off the back of commercial fishing boats in staggering amounts each year, and it spells death for hundreds of thousands of marine animals and birds who get...

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Paul Tullis

17 July 2017

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

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Illegal fishing is a grave concern that not only threatens to destroy the ocean's ecosystem but the livelihoods of billions of people around the world who depend on stable fish populations for food. Now, software deve...

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Eleanor Ross

11 July 2017

United States

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Being able to trace the means of production and transport of an consumer good allows people to make informed, ethical decisions about their purchases. The website Provenance provides this information by working with c...

Deutsche Welle (DW)

Jacopo Pasotti

25 June 2017

Tampolove, Madagascar

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Adapting to climate change in coastal areas means adjusting local fishing and cultivation practices. Residents of Velondriake, a locally managed marine area in southern Madagascar, have introduced seaweed and algae fa...

The New Humanitarian (formerly IRIN)

Julia Laurie

23 May 2017

Ben Tre Province, Vietnam

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Increasing salinization of water sources and droughts as a result of climate change have threatened traditional agricultural practices in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam. But The International Union for the Conservation o...

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Hannah Hoag

17 March 2017

Reykjavík, Iceland

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As arctic sea ice continues to melt at alarming rates due to climate change, new concerns about increased exposure of these virgin waters to the ravages of commercial fishing arise. Taking lessons from the population ...

Hakai Magazine

Lina Zeldovich

28 June 2016

New Hampshire, United States

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Local fisheries have been struggling to keep up with major manufacturers. Sustainable fishing practices have been countering that by creating Niche markets.

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Liza Gross

23 May 2016

London, England, United Kingdom

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Despite humanity's shared need for healthy oceans and marine biodiversity to support life as we know it, there is no central regulatory body able to protect the massive, critical swaths of ocean beyond any one country...

The New York Times

Sylvia Rowley

19 April 2016

New York, New York, United States

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Giving fishermen a business incentive to fish sustainably can “unleash their creative capacity” to help solve the problem, says one expert.

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Claire Leschin-Hoar

16 February 2016

Half Moon Bay, California, United States

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Catch share programs—where fishermen are allotted a set quota of the catch—reduce the notoriously risky behavior fishermen are known for, like sailing in stormy weather, a new study finds.

Hakai Magazine

John H. Tibbetts

9 February 2016

Mexico

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Sourcing food locally is an increasingly popular trend. New tracing technologies will make it easier to see where fish are coming from. 

Public Radio International (PRI)

Robert Boos

19 July 2015

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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The state of Louisiana is disappearing at an incredible rate, and its sinking deltas threaten some of the nation's crucial oil, gas, and fisheries industries. Industry and government have created an unprecedented plan...

Bloomberg

Alan Jeffries

23 February 2015

California, United States

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To avoid depleting the oceans, fish farms should consider feed that is ethically sourced—or even vegetarian. Feeding fish a completely vegetarian diet makes fish farms more sustainable and avoids relying on feeder-fis...

New Orleans Public Radio (WWNO)

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Jesse Hardman

5 February 2015

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Louisiana and Vietnam both need affordable solutions to rising sea levels. Leaders from Vietnam visited Louisiana to compare ideas.

High Country News

Benjamin Goldfarb

24 November 2014

Shepherd, Montana, United States

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Clean water and healthy ecosystems are becoming increasingly difficult to come by. With floating islands and other inventions, eco-entrepreneur Bruce Kania thinks that biomimicry - such as reconstructing wetlands and ...

The Seattle Times

Lynda V. Mapes

2 August 2014

Brewster, Washington, United States

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New water management technology implemented along the Columbia has significantly helped the fish population - specifically salmon - return to healthy numbers and has restored much of the community and industry that re...

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