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The Last Fish

When I was a child, I was taught that killing fish was supposed to be relaxing. It was a time to bond with family and friends; a game, or rather a sport, called “fishing”. Thankfully this lesson di…

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Can We Save Coral Reefs?

By Stephanie Wear, The Nature Conservancy The news about coral reefs seems dire lately—overfishing, pollution and climate change have some scientists picturing a world without coral reefs. It's tru…

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Australia’s Huge Marine Sanctuary Expansion

The Australian Federal Government has unveiled a proposal for a national marine sanctuary network which conservationists have welcomed but fishermen are questioning. Photo Credit: Sarah_Ackerman via F…

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Gulf Reels From Seafood Troubles

Usually folks are upbeat and busy in May, the month when shrimpers get back to work in Louisiana's rich waters. But this spring, catches are down, docks are idle and anxiety is growing that the ill ef…

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Edward Norton Calls for Antarctic Marine Reserve

Actor Ed Norton and a coalition of environmental groups are calling for the world's largest marine reserve to be declared in Antarctica's Ross Sea to prevent "industrial scale" fishing from ruining th…

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5 Human Habits Harmful to Ocean Health

By Jaymi Heimbuch, Planet Green No matter where we live, even if we're in the middle of the Mojave desert or the middle of farmland in the mid-west, our connection to the ocean is surprisingly …

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Lion Dung Used as Otter Repellent

In England otters have been making something of a comeback, which is good for them, but not so good for a local commercial fishery because the otters like to eat the fish. At the Whitbourne Angling Cl…

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California’s Marine Life Gets New Protections

California's marine habitats have received a big boost from new regulations which have banned or restricted fishing across a range of about 350 square miles. The new regulations come ten years aft…

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12 Problems with Ocean Fish Farming

Also called open ocean aquaculture or offshore aquaculture, ocean fish farming it is the practice of growing finfish in huge, often over-crowded cages out in open ocean waters. Before any regional or …

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