The country ranks 10th in the world in terms of its annual catch, and Filipinos consume 32.7 kilograms (72.1 pounds) of fish each year. At the same time, 70 per cent of the its’ fish populations are overfished.
Bruno Vander Velde –
Getting businesses on board, financing sustainable aquaculture in developing economies, and fortifying coastal communities against sea level rise are ways forward in ocean conservation, says Conservation International's Bruno Vander Velde.
and Rebecca Gentry –
The world's wild fisheries have already been fished to the sustainable limit. Could sustainable, productive aquaculture make up for this and feed the world? Researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara, say yes.
It is a topic that is traditionally under-covered due to the clandestine conditions surrounding trafficking, but if you look carefully, slavery in its modern form is everywhere, affecting the world’s most vulnerable people.
Sharks are more valuable when left alive, rather than finned, says Bradnee Chambers, executive secretary of UNEP's Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals. But much more needs to be done to protect them.
Jessica Cheam –
A new enterprise - Net-Works - by Interface and the Zoological Society of London, which recycles old fishing nets into carpets while lifting the incomes of poor fishing communities, is expanding from the Philippines' coastlines to Cameroon's lake reserves.
Medilyn Manibo –
Actor Ian Somerhalder wanted to shine more attention on the world’s ocean in this video as he visited the Aquarius, an underwater chamber that was home to oceanographer Fabien Cousteau before he completed Mission 31.
The new McKinsey report, Design for sustainable fisheries, explores the best means of establishing sustainable fisheries around the world, based on a clear understanding of the options and their biological ...