Business & Economics

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”
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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
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New research uncovers hidden losses in the aquarium fish trade.

Coming Soon: Sustainable Saint Lucian Sea Moss
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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
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The future of Chesapeake Bay’s oysters depends on interstate cooperation.

Dungeness Crab Fishing Is Even More Dangerous than Thought
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Long work hours and extreme conditions make the industry among the most deadly in the United States.

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

Seafood CSI
Features

Advances in genetic technology will make us all DNA detectives.

Can the Market Save the World’s Fisheries?
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One investment firm thinks sustainable fisheries and Wall Street profits can go hand in hand.

Flying Dutchman 2.0
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This robotic catamaran could bring the Internet to the depths of the ocean—and turn a tidy profit for its inventors. There’s just one problem. ...

Krill Seekers
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How a tiny crustacean reinvigorated Antarctic research.

In the Salish Sea, Whale Watchers Frequently Getting Too Close
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A nonprofit is tracking potential violations of whale watching regulations by commercial and private watchers. 

Tracking Fish From Hook to Fork
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New tracing technologies will make it easier to see where fish are coming from. 

The Race for Arctic Oil
Infographic

Oil companies have always looked north for vast oil fields, and they won’t stop any time soon.

Seaweed Economics 101: Boom and Bust in the North Atlantic
Features

Coastal communities have watched the economic pendulum—and their futures—swing wildly when it comes to relying on seaweed as an industry. Is there...

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