Expanding marine protected areas by 5% could boost fish yields by 20% – but there's a catch

Most existing MPAs are in distant and largely empty waters. Expanding them where it counts will meet a lot of resistance.

Rick Stafford, Professor of Marine Biology and Conservation, Bournemouth University • conversation
Oct. 27, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: fisheries overfishing fishing marine-protected-areas marine-conservation fish-stocks

500 whales stranded in Tasmania – indigenous elders are best guides to understanding this tragedy

It's time to listen to warnings from the people of the Pacific.

Niki JP Alsford, Professor in Asia Pacific Studies, Director of the Asia Pacific Studies Institutes, University of Central Lancashire • conversation
Oct. 2, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: marine-biology whales dolphins cetaceans marine-conservation tasmania pacific indigenous-knowledge whale-stranding maori-culture pacific-islanders

Biodiversity: Why the nature crisis matters, in five graphics

Human destruction of nature has led to the extinction of many plants and animals.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Sept. 30, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: conservation biodiversity extinction wildlife marine-conservation

Protecting ocean habitats isn't easy when industries are booming – but can they be part of the solution?

Multiple ocean industries are rapidly growing, but efforts to protect vulnerable habitats are stalling.

Robert Blasiak, Research Fellow in Ocean Management, Stockholm University • conversation
Sept. 10, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: marine-protected-areas shipping oil-spill mauritius marine-conservation blue-economy

A new role for transnational corporations in an increasingly crowded ocean?

Multiple ocean industries are rapidly growing, but efforts to protect vulnerable habitats are stalling.

Robert Blasiak, Research Fellow in Ocean Management, Stockholm University • conversation
Sept. 10, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: marine-protected-areas shipping oil-spill mauritius marine-conservation blue-economy

Protecting ocean habitats isn't easy when 50,000 ships are sailing at once – but hope may lie in an unusual place

Multiple ocean industries are rapidly growing, but efforts to protect vulnerable habitats are stalling.

Robert Blasiak, Research Fellow in Ocean Management, Stockholm University • conversation
Sept. 10, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: marine-protected-areas shipping oil-spill mauritius marine-conservation blue-economy

Galapagos: how to protect the islands' amazing marine life from huge Chinese fishing fleets

The latest incident highlights a mismatch between ocean law and marine ecosystems.

Sarah Ryan Enright, PhD Researcher, Marine Environmental Law, University College Cork • conversation
Aug. 26, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: overfishing fishing marine-protected-areas marine-conservation

Mauritius oil spill: Satellite images show removal operation

Satellite images capture tug boats trying to remove the broken vessel, which spilled tonnes of oil.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Aug. 19, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: environment japan oil marine-biology ocean-pollution mauritius marine-conservation

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