July 3, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Losing Nemo: Short animated film about industrial overfishing

Overfishing is one of the biggest problems our planet currently faces. Just imagine if instead of taking place underwater, unseen by most people, all of these activities took place on land. Continue reading

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June 12, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Let this cute octopus sing to you about overfishing

This stop-animation film tells the story of overfishing from an octopus’ perspective. Continue reading

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May 3, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Boom in jellyfish: Overfishing called into question

Will we soon be forced to eat jellyfish? Since the beginning of the 2000s, these gelatinous creatures have invaded many of the world’s seas, like the Japan Sea, the Black Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, etc. Is it a cyclic phenomenon, caused by changes in … Continue reading

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September 19, 2012
by MoreRecycling
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The ‘slippery slope to slime’: Overgrown algae causing coral reef declines

Researchers for the first time have confirmed some of the mechanisms by which overfishing and nitrate pollution can help destroy coral reefs — it appears they allow an overgrowth of algae that can bring with it unwanted pathogens, choke off oxygen and… Continue reading

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June 19, 2012
by Leila Monroe
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Final Outcomes for Our Oceans in Rio+20 Negotiations: Protection from Plastic, Action on Ocean Acidification and Overfishing, and a Disappointing Stalemate on a High Seas Agreement

Leila Monroe, Staff Attorney, Oceans Program, San Francisco
At the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, action happens on two tracks.  On the “inside track”, representatives of governments meet over the cour… Continue reading

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December 15, 2011
by David Newman
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Summer Flounder’s Recovery: A Cautionary Tale

David Newman, Oceans Program Attorney, New York

There’s good news to report: a recent scientific assessment has confirmed that summer flounder, or fluke as it’s more commonly known, has been restored to a healthy population… Continue reading

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August 3, 2011
by David Newman
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Leaving Vulnerable Fish to Fend for Themselves

David Newman, Oceans Program Attorney, New York What if, after a string of overloaded passenger elevator failures, a new law was passed requiring stricter weight limits and regulators responded by exempting elevators from all safety requirements, inclu… Continue reading

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August 2, 2011
by Francesca Koe
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This Shark Week – Save a Shark

Francesca Koe, Director of Special Projects, San Francisco You’ve seen the teeth and fins —  Shark Week again over at the Discovery Channel and while comedian Andy Samberg of SNL fame has been getting viewers hyped, in California this year … Continue reading

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July 18, 2011
by Seth Atkinson
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NMFS Releases 2010 Status of Stocks Report

Seth Atkinson, Staff Attorney, San Francisco Last week the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) released its annual “Status of Stocks” report to Congress, summarizing the health of our nation’s marine fisheries in 2010.  This… Continue reading

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May 17, 2011
by David Newman
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Catch Limits Will Help Restore Snapper and Grouper after Years of Chronic Overfishing in the South Atlantic

David Newman, Oceans Program Attorney, New York Fisheries managers in the South Atlantic (Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas) are on the cusp of adopting annual catch limits intended to end decades of chronic overfishing.  Seven of the most common… Continue reading

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May 16, 2011
by Leila Monroe
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Fins Aren’t Worth It: In California and Around the World, Sharks are Too Valuable to Lose

Leila Monroe, Staff Attorney, Oceans Program, San Francisco One way or another, shark finning will have to end.  Either shark species around the world will be wiped out from overfishing, or we will realize how unsustainable shark finning is and st… Continue reading

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November 4, 2010
by David Newman
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Staying the Course Toward Sustainable Fisheries

After decades of overfishing, we are finally making progress toward the sustainable management of U.S. fisheries.  The progress has been hard fought, necessitating short-term sacrifice from fishing communities in some cases.  Staying the cour… Continue reading

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September 7, 2010
by Sarah Chasis
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New National Ocean Policy Will Help Protect the "Blue Heart of the Planet"

Tomorrow evening at the Commonwealth Club of California, the Council on Environmental Quality Chairwoman Nancy Sutley and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Administrator Jane Lubchenco will be discussing the Obama administration’s nationa… Continue reading

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