Business & Economics

Rio, the Olympics, and Broken Promises
Features

Before the games even begin in Brazil’s most famous coastal city, there are winners and losers.

Pulling at the Heartstrings Loosens the Purse Strings
Article - Short

New research shows ecotourists are more likely to contribute to conservation efforts if they feel connected to the cause and talk about it. 

Fishing With Cyanide
Article - Short

A small study finds US retailers are selling fish caught using the illegal technique.

Brexit Vote Will Likely Cause Problems for UK Fishers
Article - Short

Fishers were part of the “Leave” push, but it may not work out as they’d hoped.

United We Fish!
Features

Caught between depleted stocks, collapsing prices, and commercial trawlers, small-scale fishermen join forces to create new niche markets for...

Ballast Water Exemptions Are Leaving Alaska Open to Invasion
Article - Short

Meanwhile, a new bill could strip the Environmental Protection Agency of its ability to regulate ballast water. 

Like Shazam, but for Fish
Article - Short

A new device uses infrared waves to rapidly identify species and fight fish fraud.

Banned From Some Indonesian Waters, Shark Fishers Simply Move Elsewhere
Article - Short

Without a clear path to alternate sources of income, shark fishers are displaced, not dissuaded.

Fire, Protests, and Distrust in the Wake of Chile’s Fishery Shutdown
Article - Short

Protests around Chile’s handling of the red tide crisis reveal many fishers’ deep distrust of authority.

The (Flawed?) Promise of “Certified Sustainable Seafood”
Article - Short

By controlling the definition of “sustainability,” eco-labeling schemes could do harm as well as good.

Breeding Dory
Features

When Finding Nemo was released, clownfish became the latest trendy pet. Now, as Finding Dory is about to hit the big screen,...

Havana: Some Assembly Required
Features

A communist city struggles to lure foreign money and rebuild its failing infrastructure without sacrificing its revolutionary roots.

Will Clashing Visions End the Harmony in Haifa, Israel?
Features

How redeveloping neighborhoods in Haifa threatens its unique reputation for tolerance in a divisive country.

The Real Estate Apartheid
Features

In a South African fishing village, market forces maintain segregation long after the old race-based laws have gone.

The Price of Rejection
Article - Short

New research uncovers hidden losses in the aquarium fish trade.

Coming Soon: Sustainable Saint Lucian Sea Moss
Article - Short

A new training program on the Caribbean island aims to make sea moss farming better for the farmers and for the environment.

Who Controls the Coast?
Features

Squabbling over some of the world’s most valuable territory, the shoreline, is ultimately a very human thing to do.

Mud, Shuck, and Spat
Article - Short

The future of Chesapeake Bay’s oysters depends on interstate cooperation.

Dungeness Crab Fishing Is Even More Dangerous than Thought
Article - Short

Long work hours and extreme conditions make the industry among the most deadly in the United States.

Fishing the Deep
Article - Short

Is it time to start fishing the deep sea? Some scientists are urging caution. 

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