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NationSwell

Monica Humphries

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2 August 2019

Hickam Field, Hawaii, United States

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Fishermen are attaching LED lights to the gillnets they use to trap fish to ward off unintended captures like turtles, dolphins, and sea lions. The lights warn the wildlife that something is there so they don’t get ca...

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Leilani Chavez

31 July 2019

Samal, Philippines

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Ecotourism provides an economic alternative to fishing for coastal communities. On the Island Garden City of Samal, in the Philippines, residents have embraced a giant clam nursery and sanctuary, which attracts maricu...

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Monica Humphries

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24 July 2019

Florida, United States

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Visiting Florida, one will find lionfish served as food, captured in derbies, and hunted as part of ecotourism efforts. The invasive species has become widespread and is having a disastrous effect on the coastal ecosy...

The New York Times

JoAnna Klein

4 June 2019

Falcon Heights, Minnesota, United States

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The common carp was brought to America in the 1880s and has been considered an invasive species for over 100 years, disrupting water ecosystems wherever it goes. Researchers are trying multiple solutions to see what s...

National Geographic

Alec Jacobson

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3 May 2019

Kasensero, Uganda

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To reduce illegal fishing on Lake Victoria, Uganda overhauled management systems and sent in soldiers, who seized and burned illicit gear. Fish stocks appear to be rebounding, and outside investors are bringing in new...

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Aseanty Pahlevi

3 May 2019

Sungai Nibung, Indonesia

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Offering ecosystems a short break from extractive practices can stave off environmental degradation and overfishing. In Indonesia, regions of the Nibung River are closed for several months to allow populations of fish...

The Taos News

Cody Hooks

4 April 2019

Cerro, New Mexico, United States

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On New Mexico's public lands, volunteer effort can go a long way for wildlife restoration. Each year, nearly 200 volunteers hike around 10,000 cutthroat trout to the edge of the Río Grande del Norte National Monument ...

InfoNile

Annika McGinnis

22 March 2019

Kisumu, Kisumu County, Kenya

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Families living in the wetlands of Lake Victoria in Kisumu, Kenya are working together with a nonprofit called Ecofinder Kenya to protect and conserve the wetlands they live on. The crux of the incentive centers aroun...

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Michael Behar

15 February 2019

St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

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Urban Organics is a large-scale aquaponics endeavor growing out of an abandoned brewery building. They grow fish and fresh produce, almost all picked up onsite by locals, thus limiting the carbon footprint of the oper...

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Lindsay Fendt

7 February 2019

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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Fish conservation, in the rural streams of the Western United States, requires a remarkable amount of ongoing human intervention. Take the greenback cutthroat trout, Colorado's state fish. The greenback is bred in lab...

Hakai Magazine

Alastair Bland

4 February 2019

Hong Kong

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New DNA testing technology is showing promise as a faster, cheaper way to determine if a shark fin came from a protected species, an important task to curbing the illicit shark fin trade across the world. While expert...

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Tafline Laylin

25 January 2019

Manchester, Washington, United States

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As rising temperatures threaten marine life, the Pacific Hybreed laboratory is working to develop resilient shellfish. Their experimental breeding process attempts to uncover new genes to help a variety of shellfish w...

The Guardian

Sandra Laville

23 October 2018

Isle of Man

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Over the last ten years, the Isle of Man has worked to implement regulations around plastic pollution, climate change and overfishing. From a locally owned beach clean-up charity to creating marine nature reserves, th...

The Colorado Sun

Dan Elliott

5 October 2018

Colorado, United States

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A rare and endangered fish indigenous to the Colorado River has resurfaced in greater numbers as of late, moving it from the endangered to threatened list. Although not without limitations, the combined actions of "ha...

The Revelator

Tara Lohan

1 October 2018

Washington, United States

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When dams were implemented in Washington's Elwha River, the community saw a rapid decline of salmon and other species, as well as an impact to the economy. Removing the dams has turned into a teachable lesson for othe...

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Nithin Coca

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27 September 2018

Jakarta, Indonesia

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Indonesia's fisheries are responsible for a significant portion of the country's gross domestic product and job market. The industry is also one of the most threatened outlets due to a history of abuses including ille...

The Christian Science Monitor

Eva Botkin-Kowacki

20 August 2018

Chatham, Massachusetts, United States

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Cape Cod is losing its namesake fish to climate change and overfishing, which is in turn hurting the profits of local fisherman. Adapting to the circumstances, fisherman have begun catching and marketing dogfish as th...

Public Radio International

Deepa Fernandes

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17 August 2018

Agua Verde, Baja California Sur, Mexico

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In Mexico, many communities rely on fishing to sustain their livelihood. However, in Baja California Sur, this became a problem when the fish disappeared due to overfishing. Although a controversial decision, the comm...

Yale E360

Vanina Harel

9 August 2018

Mauritius

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The island of Mauritius off the coast of Africa was once a prime destination for fishing and healthy coral reefs. However, the region deteriorated due to issues plaguing many coastal communities such as overfishing an...

Smithsonian

Jeff MacGregor

1 June 2018

Pensacola, Florida, United States

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Regions across the Caribbean and Atlantic coasts are taking multi-pronged approaches to what some have called a lionfish epidemic. In Pensacola, Florida, the entire community has rallied behind a comprehensive strateg...

The Christian Science Monitor

Whitney Eulich

9 April 2018

Naguabo, Puerto Rico

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Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico communities, land and the local coasts. With many relying on fishing as a significant source of income, fishermen have been suffering since with polluted waters and a diminished ...

Public Radio International

Eilis O'Neill

27 March 2018

Vancouver, Canada

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In Canada, a city that was formerly known as the "salmon capital of the world,” has been nearly abandoned by both fish and people. Despite facing many ongoing trials and challenges, the Namgis First Nation is working ...

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Madeline Taylor

18 February 2018

Vancouver, Canada

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Canada is paving the way in marine solutions, but they didn't get there without failure first. After decades of overfishing, the country is experimenting with a sustainable commercial fishing catch-share system that h...

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Richard Martin

13 February 2018

Maynard, Massachusetts, United States

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Genetically engineered foods have found their place in the world's diet through a variety of means. AquaBounty Technologies has taken this practice and found a successful way to apply it to the engineering of salmon, ...

News Deeply

Matthew O. Berger

20 November 2017

Miami, Florida, United States

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Each year millions of sharks are inadvertently slaughtered by long-line fishing gear, and the decimation of top predator populations has detrimental effects on the greater ocean ecosystem. New tracking technology that...

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