Business & Economics

First Nations Test the Political Water with Fish Farm Protests
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First Nations’ occupations of fish farms are rooted in a deeper conversation about Indigenous land rights.

Alaska’s Oyster Farmers Are Filling an Acidification-Driven Void
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The state’s oyster farming industry is gaining ground as growers elsewhere struggle.

A Gin Tonic for Scots on the Rocks
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In Scotland’s remote Outer Hebrides, a distillery is making kelp-infused gin—and slowing the tide of migration from one swiftly depopulating...

Can the United States Afford Another Hurricane?
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Repeated storms are stretching the public and private sectors thin.

The Old Fish and the Sea
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Fishing has dramatically reduced the number of senior fish left in the ocean.

Sand? Mine!
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Our insatiable need for concrete has led to destructive mining around the world. How can we do it better?

Bloom and Bust
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Algal blooms hit the housing market.

The Great Salmon Escape: Is There a Better Way to Farm Fish?
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We’ve just seen how open-net fish farms can go wrong. It’s time to look at the alternatives.

Feeding the Virgins
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The US Virgin Islands are vulnerable to food shortages, but two innovative agricultural projects are getting things growing.

Sewage Rehab
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After decades of work, green chemistry may be the answer to polluted sewage.

Money Might Not Be Enough to Stop the Lionfish Invasion
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In Mexico, officials consider a tax on divers to help fight invasive lionfish.

People Don’t Care if Their Fish Is Sustainable
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Taste, price, and texture matter most to consumers when it comes to buying fish.

Chesapeake Bay’s Misguided War on the Ray
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Science can go wrong—sometimes with deadly consequences.

West Africa’s Artisanal Fishers Rival the Industrial Fleet
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But they’re much less effective—something scientists hope to change.

The Wild West of Deep-Sea Mining
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The International Seabed Authority is racing to draft regulations for the nascent deep-sea mining industry.

Land Food Versus Seafood
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The omegas battle it out in our budgets and our bodies.

The Fish that Smells like Money
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A tiny anchovy could be a silver bullet for malnutrition in Peru—if only we would let it.

Canada’s New Marine (Less) Protected (Than It Could Have Been) Area
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A string of concessions to the oil and gas and fishing industries has severely weakened the protective value of Canada’s largest planned marine...

The Invisible Fishing Fleet
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Women have a crucial—yet often overlooked—role in fisheries.

Cambodia’s Dirty Business
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Three activists are living in exile following a campaign to expose Cambodia’s sand mining industry.

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