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The Atlantic Sea Scallop Shows How Effective Management and Collaboration Can Create a Profitable and Sustainable Fishery

A lucrative little appetizing mollusk has recently been making headlines – the Atlantic sea scallop. It is always inspiring for those of us in the seafood industry to see a fishery flourish, particularly one with such a delicious product. The Atlantic sea scallop is a shining example of how a devastated commercial fishery can rebound…

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A Clash of Needs in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta: Stakeholders Compete Over California’s Most Important Water Resource

With California enduring the driest year on record, water is now more precious than ever before. There is an ongoing battle for control of one of California’s most vital water resources: the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers converge in the Central Valley before heading out to sea, forming an intricate network…

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Saying “Bye” to Bycatch: Ingenious Solution to Reducing Sea Turtle Deaths Promotes Conservation and Aids Fishermen

The term “bycatch” has become a popular one for people interested in sustainable fishing, and became so due to people searching for “dolphin-safe” tuna. Dolphins are known to swim with schools of tuna and have even been used by fishermen as a surface indicator of the presence of tuna, and, as such, have been scooped…

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Why MPAs Matter: Marine Protected Areas Ensure Healthy Fisheries and Tourism for Future Generations

Along any coastline in the world, you will find local economies that depend on a healthy ocean habitat. Many of these coastlines are suffering.  Overfishing, pollution, and climate change threaten habitats in every country, every coastline, and every island. Coastal communities draw life from the sea, and when fisheries collapse, people are hurt from nutritional…

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