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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...

The Limits of China's Ecological Redline System

[By Wang Chunhui] In late March, a case of plagiarism brought the chaotic state of China’s environmental impact assessmen...

China Enters the Low-Sulfur Shipping Era

[By Gao Baiyu] The global shipping industry is shifting to low-sulphur fuel in response to global calls for cleaner shippi...

Op-Ed: Protecting 30 Percent of the Ocean is Easier Said Than Done

[By Kong Lingyu] Although there is no official word, it is highly likely the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention o...

COVID-19 Treatment Shows Essential Role of Ocean Resources

[By Torsten Thiele, Marie-Christine Imbert and Timothy Bouley] Covid-19 is forcing the world to rethink our economies, supply c...

The Surprising Role of Whales in Ocean Carbon Capture

[By Jessica Aldred] Saving the whales may be more important than planting trees when it comes to tackling climate change and ke...

Coronavirus Hits Sustainable Aquaculture

[By Zhang Chun] The damage to China’s aquaculture sector caused by coronavirus could be far-reaching as customers from th...

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