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President Obama Announces Executive Order to Fight Illegal Fishing

President Obama Announces Executive Order to Fight Illegal Fishing

This morning President Barack Obama announced sweeping new initiatives to combat illegal fishing and "seafood fraud." Using his executive power in the name of a major environmental issue for the second

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Lessons from the Chesapeake Bay: How to Save Buzzards Bay from Nitrogen Pollution

Lessons from the Chesapeake Bay: How to Save Buzzards Bay from Nitrogen Pollution

  The Chesapeake Bay was formed eighteen thousand years ago when glacial melting generated sea level rise that flooded the Susquehanna River Valley. Today, it is the largest estuary in the

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Fishing Ban in the Lawless High Seas Could Give Fish a Fighting Chance

Fishing Ban in the Lawless High Seas Could Give Fish a Fighting Chance

Scientists have proposed a novel idea to prevent the collapse of fish stocks due to overfishing: ban fishing in international waters and turn the open ocean into a worldwide reserve. The proposal

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Former NYC Mayor Sets His Eyes on Restoring the World’s Fish Populations

Former NYC Mayor Sets His Eyes on Restoring the World’s Fish Populations

Michael Bloomberg may have relinquished his role as New York City's mayor, but when it comes to ways he can continue to serve people, there are plenty of other fish in the sea. One of Bloomberg's latest

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7 Animals Recently Driven to Extinction by Humans

7 Animals Recently Driven to Extinction by Humans

Pinta Island Tortoise (2012) Lonesome George was the last known Pinta Island Tortoise in the world, and he died on June 24, 2012. Although the exact age of the massive reptile was unknown, he was

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8 Heartbreakingly Adorable Endangered Animals That We Need to Save

8 Heartbreakingly Adorable Endangered Animals That We Need to Save

Giant Panda [Status: Endangered] The Giant Panda is the rarest member of the bear family. Pandas live in the bamboo forests high in the mountains of western China. They subsist almost entirely on bamboo.

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Chinese Fishing Boats Catch 12 Times More Fish than Goes Reported

Chinese Fishing Boats Catch 12 Times More Fish than Goes Reported

Photo via Shutterstock A new report published by scientists at the University of British Columbia finds that Chinese fishing boats catch about $11.5 billion worth of fish from beyond Chinese waters

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Researchers Say That Fish Could Get Smaller as the Seas Get Warmer Due to Climate Change

Researchers Say That Fish Could Get Smaller as the Seas Get Warmer Due to Climate Change

Adding to the concern over industrial commercial overfishing, researchers from the University of British Columbia have stated that changes in ocean and climate systems could lead to smaller fish. Their

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Overfishing Leaves North Sea With Just 100 Adult Cod; European Think Tank Proposes Five Year Fishing Ban

Overfishing Leaves North Sea With Just 100 Adult Cod; European Think Tank Proposes Five Year Fishing Ban

The issues of overfishing and rapidly decreasing fish stocks have raised alarm for many years, but now it looks like things have reached a tipping point in the North Sea. According to a new survey

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Future Of Fish Sustainable Seafood Incubator Named a 2012 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Finalist!

Future Of Fish Sustainable Seafood Incubator Named a 2012 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Finalist!

Marine Biodiversity Image from Shutterstock Future of Fish, a nonprofit business incubator that supports sustainable seafood and marine conservation, has been named a finalist for this

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The SafetyNet Could Save 7 Million Pounds of Fish Every Year

The SafetyNet Could Save 7 Million Pounds of Fish Every Year

A new type of net called the SafetyNet could help save millions of fish around the world every year. The innovative new fishing net is designed with reinforced holes that will allow small fish to escape

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