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The Mounting Competition for Ocean Resources

[By Aisling Irwin] Human demands on the ocean are growing more intense and more varied. Scientists say that could lead to unpre...

How AI is Identifying Illegal Trawlers in Africa

[By Todd Woody] Africa is a hotspot for illegal fishing by foreign fleets, and now for the first time, researchers have pinpoin...

2020 Will Shape the Future of the Oceans

[By Fermín Koop] “Our house is on fire,” said Swedish activist Greta Thunberg at the beginning of 2019. Her...

China Targets Distant-Water Criminals With New Fisheries Law

[By Zhang Chun] As China’s distant-water fishing fleet has grown considerably over the past 20 years, so too has the...

City of Xiamen Leads the Way in Addressing Ocean Plastic

In the port city of Xiamen on China’s southeast coast, three cameras watch the Jiulong river as it wends its way to the se...

China's "Arctic Silk Road"

[By Zhang Chun] If actions to mitigate climate change are not taken and global temperatures continue to rise in line with curre...

Threatened Jiangsu Wetlands Are Now a World Heritage Site

[By Zhang Chun] It is the first autumn since the Tiaozini wetlands became a world heritage site. The artemisia halodendron...

Fighting Climate Change With Ocean-Based Solutions

[By Fred Pearce] Indonesia has turned 40 percent of its coastal mangroves into prawn ponds over the past three decades, exposin...

Spill and Run: Brazil Struggles to ID Tanker Behind Oil Pollution

[By Manuela Andreoni, Letícia Casado and Léo Malafaia] After a long day collecting what felt like tonne...

Distant-Water Fishing Must Become More Transparent

[By Sally Yozell] Commercial fishing employs more than 40 million people in a global market estimated to have reached $156 bill...

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