The true cost of illegal fishing

We have previously reported that tuna populations are not nearly as healthy as they were 30 years ago. While fishing methods have become more sustainable, there is a dark specter which continues to drive tuna populations down. That specter comes in the form of unregulated, illegal fishing. It is difficult to get a clear picture…


Overfishing in Africa: How Mauritania moves to stop unregulated fishing

Mauritania, the 11th largest country in Africa, has an economy that depends on the seafood. In 2013, 28 percent of the population was employed in some way in the seafood industry(1). In 2014, 16.6% percent of the population lived in abject poverty, with high inequality throughout the society. The government has had upheaval, with a…


Fish personality test identifies aggressive fish in sole farming

Sole farming has a mix of aggressive and passive fish In farming, including sole farming, different traits are more valuable. In a dairy farm, the cows that produce the most milk will be bred and encouraged. What may surprise you is that in sole farming, aggressive, pro-active fish grow faster and have higher reproductive success….


Pope Francis urges action in the fishing industry

Pope Francis recently called for an international effort to fight trafficking and human rights issues in the fishing industry. Why does the fishing industry have so many problems with forced labor, slavery, and human rights abuse? Fishing is dangerous work with few protections Working in the fishery industry is naturally more dangerous than working in…


Do you enjoy octopus sushi? We’ve got some bad news

Those new to the delicious world of sushi usually start with California rolls or Alaska rolls. Some people will be even too hesitant to try anything with raw fish, and can be tempted into the world of sushi with tempura yam or futomaki rolls. But once you get a taste of the freshness of sushi,…


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