Policy & Law

Jack Orr, Whale Hunter
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Churchill’s belugas may be headed for trouble, and Jack Orr wants to help them. But first he has to catch one. 

Even Turtles Need “Me Time”
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Ecotourism is only truly eco-friendly if it takes animals’ schedules into account. 

Book Review: Ocean Country
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A life-threatening accident sets journalist Liz Cunningham on a life-changing journey. 

How to Get Drunken, Sailor
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Five historic drinks that helped seafarers get three sheets to the wind.

A Fishy Plan
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Canada’s new government says it’s going to expand the country’s marine protected areas. Scientists worry the government is cutting corners to hit...

How Canada Is Failing Its Fish
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Canada has a legal framework for protecting species at risk. It just isn’t really using it.

Science and Politics in the South China Sea
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What it’s like to study marine biodiversity in one of the world’s most disputed zones.

Stories from the Seven Seas
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A lack of pirates, washed up megalodon teeth, and draining the ocean in this week’s roundup of coastal news.

Fishonomics 101: the Illusion of Abundance
Features

How globalization of the seafood industry keeps consumers in the dark and prices down.

Ruled Out
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West coast US small-boat fishermen are struggling to stay afloat.

Book Review: Future Arctic
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Veteran writer Edward Struzik examines the present and past of the Arctic and offers his thoughts on its future. 

Are Marine Reserves Working?
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A new scientific review explores if marine reserves are doing what we hoped.

New Orleans Is Katrina-Ready—Is it Also Ready for the Future?
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Climate change, rising sea levels, and strengthening storms mean the new levees, pumps, and barriers might not be enough.

Talkin’ Turtles: the Politics of Sea Turtle Conservation
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Size matters when it comes to protecting Turks and Caicos’ sea turtles.

In Europe, the Noxious Effects of Shipping Are on the Rise
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Despite the rise of “slow steaming,” ships are still big polluters. 

Why Australia Should, and Shouldn’t, Take Humpback Whales Off Its Endangered Species List
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History gives a clue as to how the move could work out.

Shocking: Less Bottom Trawling Means Bigger Fish
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After decades of destructive policies, the North Sea’s fish stocks are finally starting to recover.

Oil Sands Dilbit Causes Developmental Problems in Fish
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Scientists have very little idea what the environmental effects of an oil sands “dilbit” spill would be.

Where’s the Catch?
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Small-scale fisheries are not so small after all.

Battle for the Beach
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On the US East Coast, municipalities and business owners are raising their voices to oppose plans for offshore drilling. 

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