Category: Opinion

Opinion: Sustainable Bluefin Tuna? Not So Fast.

May 27, 2020 By Jennifer E. Telesca Hakai Magazine
Buying fish with a clear conscience isn’t easy these days. The ocean is so depleted and the demand so high that only half of the world’s seafood comes from the wild. The rest is farmed. Well-intentioned consumers want to know how to minimize harm through their purchasing power when at retailers such as Marks and Spencer, Walmart, and Whole Foods. The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) offers one of several guides. I’m afraid it’s a sham.

Opinion: 8 Ways to Rebuild a Stronger Ocean Economy After COVID-19

May 12, 2020 World Economic Forum
Some of the COVID-19 stimulus packages that are being designed to recover land-based industries and communities are also exploring ways to leapfrog forwards into greener modes of operation. However, little is being considered for bluer modes of operations. Similar opportunities, however, await us in our ocean and on our coasts. Here are eight pathways for rebuilding an ocean economy that is both stronger and more sustainable after COVID-19.

Opinion: Ocean Wastelands

May 5, 2020 By Jordi Boada oceanographic
Deserts are among the most impressive landscapes on earth. The loneliness and vastness of terrestrial deserts have attracted explorers since ancient times, succumbing to their bleakness. But I never imagined deserts like this could exist underneath the surface of the ocean.