Meanwhile, a proposal to expand offshore drilling in U.S. waters has been halted indefinitely.
A federal program urges the fast removal of “idle iron” oil and gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. But in an unexpected twist, some environmentalists want the rigs to remain as a home for fish.
Marine biologist Tim McClanahan asks if poor Kenyan fishermen can improve themselves without destroying local coral reefs? (Hint: yes)
Dependency and balance, two attributes that aren't immediately associated with human fishing, prove their value on a remote corner of Baja.
Bandits, then locals, broke the rules in self-governed marine reserve, marring what had been a heart-warming conservation success.
Pilot project democratizes — and hopefully improves — gathering of scientific data by enlisting commercial fishermen in the study of their local fisheries.