Thousands of ocean fishing boats could be using forced labor – we used AI and satellite data to find them
Forced labor is a widespread problem in fisheries on the high seas. Between 2012 and 2018, an estimated 100,000 people may have been victims of forced labor on thousands of different boats.
Dec. 21, 2020 • ~8 min
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The Atlantic Ocean is still growing physically, but humans are over-harvesting its rich fisheries. The most famous one – North Atlantic cod – has become a textbook example of harmful overfishing.
Dec. 6, 2020 • ~17 min
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One in six fishers in the Gulf of Thailand have been coerced or deceived into working against their will.
Nov. 23, 2020 • ~6 min
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The Blue Belt is a network of marine protected areas 17 times larger than the UK.
Nov. 18, 2020 • ~7 min
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200 years ago, people discovered Antarctica – and promptly began profiting by slaughtering some of its animals to near extinction
For 200 years, a small number of countries have exploited the marine wildlife of Antarctica, often with devastating impact on their populations.
Nov. 13, 2020 • ~8 min
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Most existing MPAs are in distant and largely empty waters. Expanding them where it counts will meet a lot of resistance.
Oct. 27, 2020 • ~7 min
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Conservation or copper? A proposed mine in northern Minnesota pits industrial jobs against a thriving outdoor economy.
Oct. 5, 2020 • ~10 min
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Hurricane Harvey destroyed the fishing infrastructure of Aransas Bay and reduced fishing by 80% over the following year. This removed humans from the trophic cascade and whole food webs changed.
Sept. 15, 2020 • ~6 min
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The latest incident highlights a mismatch between ocean law and marine ecosystems.
Aug. 26, 2020 • ~6 min
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Can Asia end its uncontrolled consumption of wildlife? Here's how North America did it a century ago
In the 1800s, Americans hunted many wild species near or into extinction. Then in the early 1900s, the US shifted from uncontrolled consumption of wildlife to conservation. Could Asia follow suit?
June 17, 2020 • ~9 min
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