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Nithin Coca

27 September 2018

Jakarta, Indonesia

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Indonesia's fisheries are responsible for a significant portion of the country's gross domestic product and job market. The industry is also one of the most threatened outlets due to a history of abuses including ille...

Christian Science Monitor

Eva Botkin-Kowacki

20 August 2018

Chatham, Massachusetts, United States

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Cape Cod is losing its namesake fish to climate change and overfishing, which is in turn hurting the profits of local fisherman. Adapting to the circumstances, fisherman have begun catching and marketing dogfish as th...

Public Radio International

Deepa Fernandes

17 August 2018

Agua Verde, Baja California Sur, Mexico

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In Mexico, many communities rely on fishing to sustain their livelihood. However, in Baja California Sur, this became a problem when the fish disappeared due to overfishing. Although a controversial decision, the comm...

Yale Environment 360

Vanina Harel

9 August 2018

Mauritius

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The island of Mauritius off the coast of Africa was once a prime destination for fishing and healthy coral reefs. However, the region deteriorated due to issues plaguing many coastal communities such as overfishing an...

The St. Lucia Star

David Venn

7 July 2018

Saint Lucia

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Algas Organics, a biotech company in St. Lucia, is collecting sargassum seaweed and is turning it into fertilizer that is used in other parts of the Caribbean and North America. While sargassum can be beneficial to an...

Smithsonian

Jeff MacGregor

1 June 2018

Pensacola, Florida, United States

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Regions across the Caribbean and Atlantic coasts are taking multi-pronged approaches to what some have called a lionfish epidemic. In Pensacola, Florida, the entire community has rallied behind a comprehensive strateg...

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Mark Anthony D. Toldo

22 April 2018

Philippines

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In the Phillipines, Fishers & Changemakers, Inc. pushes for sustainable fishing and is also making a profit. It works with 145 small-scale fishermen and 70 women who naturally process the fish spanning seven fishing c...

Christian Science Monitor

Whitney Eulich

9 April 2018

Naguabo, Puerto Rico

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Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico communities, land and the local coasts. With many relying on fishing as a significant source of income, fishermen have been suffering since with polluted waters and a diminished ...

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Eilis O'Neill

27 March 2018

Vancouver, Canada

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In Canada, a city that was formerly known as the "salmon capital of the world,” has been nearly abandoned by both fish and people. Despite facing many ongoing trials and challenges, the Namgis First Nation is working ...

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Madeline Taylor

18 February 2018

Vancouver, Canada

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Canada is paving the way in marine solutions, but they didn't get there without failure first. After decades of overfishing, the country is experimenting with a sustainable commercial fishing catch-share system that h...

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Richard Martin

13 February 2018

Maynard, Massachusetts, United States

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Genetically engineered foods have found their place in the world's diet through a variety of means. AquaBounty Technologies has taken this practice and found a successful way to apply it to the engineering of salmon, ...

News Deeply

Matthew O. Berger

20 November 2017

Miami, Florida, United States

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Each year millions of sharks are inadvertently slaughtered by long-line fishing gear, and the decimation of top predator populations has detrimental effects on the greater ocean ecosystem. New tracking technology that...

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 ...

High Country News

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...

News Deeply

Paul Tullis

10 August 2017

Canada

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Right whales are highly endangered and far too many were killed by ship strikes in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. With the help of the International Marine Organization, mitigation measures have been taken, such as to prev...

News Deeply

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...

The Atlantic

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 ...

Mother Jones

Maddie Oatman

1 February 2017

Webster City, Iowa, United States

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A family in Iowa, living 1,000 miles from the Atlantic Ocean and 1,500 miles from the Pacific Ocean, are paving the way for the future of fish farms. By filling their unused barn with fish tanks, this third-generation...

The Atlantic

Tanya Paperny

11 December 2016

Deer Isle, Maine, United States

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The small community on Deer Isle in Maine struggled to keep students in school; many felt that a diploma was unnecessary, since they could drop out and make good money by in the lobster fishing industry. But the local...

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