January 18, 2021 By Karen McVeigh The Guardian
A coalition of NGOs is calling for an urgent ban on destructive bottom trawling in EU marine protected areas, after the failure of member states to defend seas.
September 28, 2020 By Eric Roston and Laura Millan Lombrana Bloomberg
Enric Sala has helped create over 2 million square miles of marine reserves, half the size of Canada.
July 8, 2020 By Eduardo Campos Lima Hakai Magazine
With COVID-19 lockdowns, Brazil’s capacity to monitor for illegal fishing has plummeted. Many on the ground say people have been quick to take advantage of the situation.
June 8, 2020 By Elizabeth Claire Alberts Mongabay
Despite the rich biodiversity of the high seas, only about 1% are currently protected, while the rest lie beyond national jurisdiction. The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea does provide some specification of what activities can and can’t be done in the open ocean, but experts say it doesn’t do enough to protect the high seas.
April 30, 2020 By Natalie Hunter-Smith oceanographic
After consecutive years of coastal development, the ongoing pressure of tourism, bleaching events and escalating climate change, the reef communities are declining. The coral rubble sweeps into the waves, distorting that instantly recognisable blue. However, on the small volcanic island of Tahiti, in the Mo’orea Island lagoon, a group of young ocean lovers has decided to do something to try and protect their paradise.