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Who Governs Climate Intervention and Geoengineering on the High Seas?

[By Olive Heffernan] In late March, as most of the world was adjusting to lockdown, oceanographer Daniel Harrison was setting s...

No Fish, Lower Subsidies – Where Next for China’s Coastal Fishermen?

[By Yu Yani] Here on the Bohai Sea, Tianjin’s central fishing harbour is welcoming tourists again after being quiet for m...

China Wary of Image Crisis After Galapagos Fishing Scrutiny

[By Mat Youkee] The global media focus on the 340 fishing vessels – many of them Chinese – encircling Ecuador&rsquo...

Decision Time for China on Fishing Subsidies

[By Zhang Zizhu] Despite delays to World Trade Organization talks on fishing subsidies caused by coronavirus, a recent agreemen...

The Last Hope for the Vaquita Lies With the Consumer

[By Jesse Rodenbiker] The eighteenth of July marked International Save the Vaquita Day. But with an estimated 10 of this rarest...

Sea Shepherd Helps The Gambia Tackle Illegal Fishing

[By Louise Hunt] One night in early April, Musa Jammeh was out fishing off the Gambia’s Atlantic coast when he discovered...

How Does Plastic Pollution Affect the Ocean?

[By Emma Bryce and Mary Flora Hart] Every day, eight million tons of plastic enter the ocean. That’s equivalent to o...

Coronavirus Delays Hope of Fishing Subsidies Deal

[By Fermín Koop] Recognizing the problem of overfishing, the 164 member countries of the World Trade Organization (WTO)...

China Imposes its First Closed Season for Distant-Water Fishing Fleet

[By Zhang Chun] In early June, the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries announced plans for two closed s...

Porpoise Deaths on the Rise in Hong Kong

[By Kimberly Riskas] Finless porpoises are washing up dead or becoming stranded on Hong Kong’s shorelines in increasing n...

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