Policy & Ocean Law

Post about the relationship between governments and marine science around the globe.

Fish Farming to Expand in U.S.

Written by on January 25, 2016 in Fish, Policy & Ocean Law
Fish Farming to Expand in U.S.

A new rule will expand aquaculture (fish farming) opportunities in the open ocean in an effort to meet the growing demand for seafood.

Continue Reading

“Dynamic Closures” Reduce Bycatch, Save Money

Written by on January 20, 2016 in Fish, Policy & Ocean Law
“Dynamic Closures” Reduce Bycatch, Save Money

A new study from Duke University shows that “dynamic closures” of certain fishing areas are an effective tool for reducing bycatch with minimal economic impact on fishermen.

Continue Reading

Knowledge Exchange with the World’s Tuna Fishers

Written by on January 18, 2016 in Fish, Policy & Ocean Law
Knowledge Exchange with the World’s Tuna Fishers

From Mazatlán to Busan, reflecting on another round of workshops with the global purse seine fleet

Continue Reading

Illegal Trade in Swim Bladders Driving Vaquitas to Extinction

Written by on January 12, 2016 in Fish, Policy & Ocean Law
Illegal Trade in Swim Bladders Driving Vaquitas to Extinction

A new report from the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is calling for “an urgent crackdown on the illegal trade in endangered totoaba fish swim bladders.”

Continue Reading

The Ocean Gains 22 New Friends in Paris

Written by on December 14, 2015 in Policy & Ocean Law
The Ocean Gains 22 New Friends in Paris

Twenty-two nations supported the Because the Ocean declaration, which contains three concrete objectives for the oceans.

Continue Reading

Putting MPAs Where They’re Needed Most

Written by on December 9, 2015 in Other Marine Life, Policy & Ocean Law
Putting MPAs Where They’re Needed Most

Researchers recently completed the first comprehensive assessment of the coverage marine protected areas provide for marine life around the world.

Continue Reading

We’re Far From Reaching Marine Protection Goals

Written by on November 16, 2015 in Policy & Ocean Law
We’re Far From Reaching Marine Protection Goals

New research from the University of British Columbia (UBC) revealed that only four percent of the ocean lies within marine protected areas (MPAs).

Continue Reading

Warm Waters Prevent Cod Stocks from Recovering

Written by on November 13, 2015 in Fish, Policy & Ocean Law
Warm Waters Prevent Cod Stocks from Recovering

Cod use to be the backbone of New England’s fisheries, but now stocks have nearly collapsed.

Continue Reading

Fish Don’t Care About Boundaries on Maps

Written by on July 10, 2015 in Fish, Policy & Ocean Law
Fish Don’t Care About Boundaries on Maps

A new paper highlights the importance of multinational management practices when it comes to the environment.

Continue Reading

The Pros and Cons of Taking Humpback Whales off the Endangered Species List

Written by on April 24, 2015 in Policy & Ocean Law, Whales & Dolphins
The Pros and Cons of Taking Humpback Whales off the Endangered Species List

NOAA proposed reclassifying humpbacks into 14 distinct population segments, many of which would no longer be listed under the ESA. Subscribe to our newsletter to learn more!

Continue Reading

Top