fisheries

Sea Crime

Satellites Are Zeroing in on Poachers and Traffickers in the ‘Outlaw Ocean’

Some vessels use ocean rendezvous to exchange contraband, and even captive crew. But big data tools are finding new ways to track these activities from outer space.
Becky Ferreira
6.8.18
Conservation

Indonesian Fishers Are Building a DIY Fish Database to Protect Their Industry

Overfishing has threatened to bring local fisheries to a collapse.
Nadiah Rosli
1.16.18
bear brawl

A Guy Punched a Black Bear in the Face When It Tried to Break Into a House

Human-black bear conflict is on the rise. It’s a sad story—for the bears.
Lisa Cumming
8.25.17
I am scared

What This Terrifying, Crab-Butchering Robot Can Teach Us About Automation

Robots aren't always the solution to a labour crisis.
Jordan Pearson
7.7.17
herring fishery

The Fight For a Fish That Feeds the BC Coast

The Heiltsuk Nation has worked hard to halt the recent collapse of herring populations. But the future is far from certain.
Kyle Artelle
Mike Reid
5.29.17
center for biological diversity

Slippery Thief Makes Off With 363 Salamanders in Mysterious Heist

Show yourself, thief.
Sarah Emerson
1.26.17
climate change

Why Green Crabs Are Invading the East Coast

The gophers of the sea, they dig and dig, destroying eelgrass habitats.
Nathan Baril
8.8.16
YouTube

Dive Into the Most Vibrant Reef on Earth in Virtual Reality

It’s easy to see why they call it the “cauldron of evolution.”
Sarah Emerson
6.20.16
Canada

One-Fifth of the Global Population Risks Malnutrition As Fish Stocks Decline

Scientists identified ‘bright spots’ where, against all odds, fish are thriving.
Kate Lunau
6.15.16
Food

Almost Half of the World's Ocean Life Has Died Off Since 1970

This spells disaster for both ecosystems, and the people in developing nations who rely on the ocean’s resources.
Emiko Jozuka
9.16.15
Hell or Salt Water

How a Small Island Nation Is Saving the Humble Sea Dick

The humble sea cucumber, an animal oft-adorned with the most undignified of common names—donkey dung, burnt hotdog, sea dick—is among the world’s most valuable fisheries.
Andrew David Thaler
8.14.15
environment

The Net That Lets Fishermen 'Preview' Their Catch

This device lets fishermen save fish (and time, and cash) by surveying their catch before they haul it in.
Emma Bryce
3.2.15
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