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New Maps Reveal Industrial Fishing in More Than Half of World’s Oceans

New Maps Reveal Industrial Fishing in More Than Half of World’s Oceans

By Shreya Dasgupta Industrial fishing takes place across more than 55 percent of the world’s oceans, according to a new study published in Science. Fishing is vital for food security and livelihoods across the globe, yet the extent of industrial fishing has remained largely unknown. Now, a team of researchers has tried to solve this […]

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    7 Amazing New Fish Species Discovered in 2017

    7 Amazing New Fish Species Discovered in 2017

    By Amy McDermott If you think 2017 was a garbage fire, we can’t stop you. But the world wasn’t the only thing in flames. You know what else was on fire this year? Fish discovery. Last year, we brought you six of our favorite fish discovered in 2016. This year, we’re upping the ante. Meet […]

    Lawsuit Filed to Protect Whales, Sea Turtles From Drowning in Drift Gillnets

    Lawsuit Filed to Protect Whales, Sea Turtles From Drowning in Drift Gillnets

    Oceana filed a lawsuit in federal court in California late Wednesday challenging the National Marine Fisheries Service’s decision to withdraw a proposed rule that would have protected endangered species, including whales and sea turtles, and taken an important step forward in efforts to clean up one of the nation’s dirtiest fisheries—drift gillnets targeting swordfish off […]

    Trump Administration Denies Protection for Endangered Species Killed by Gillnets

    Trump Administration Denies Protection for Endangered Species Killed by Gillnets

    The new federal administration withdrew a proposed rule Monday that would have protected endangered species—including whales, dolphins and sea turtles—caught and killed in the drift gillnet fishery targeting swordfish off California. Monday’s decision demonstrates the administration’s blatant disregard for recommendations of its own fishery advisors and reverses course on commitments made by the previous administration. […]

    Trump Administration One Step Closer to Approving Seismic Airgun Blasting

    Trump Administration One Step Closer to Approving Seismic Airgun Blasting

    The Trump administration issued Monday a draft Incidental Harassment Authorizations for seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean, an extremely loud and dangerous process used to search for oil and gas deposits deep below the ocean’s surface. By issuing these draft Incidental Harassment Authorizations for public comment, Oceana said the federal government is giving another […]

    Can These 11 Famous Chefs Save the World Through Food?

    Can These 11 Famous Chefs Save the World Through Food?

    By James O’Hare There are 20 million people in the world facing famine in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen. In developed nations, too, people go hungry. Venezuela, for instance, is enduring food insecurity on a national level as a result of economic crisis and political corruption. In the U.S., the land of supposed excess, […]