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American Fisheries See Tides Turn as Fish Stocks Make a Comeback

American fisheries that were depleted just 15 years ago are springing back thanks to science and a strong current of tougher laws. Over-fishing had wiped...

21 Fish You Can Now Eat Guilt-Free in Dramatic Turnaround for Fisheries

Seafood Watch has upgraded 21 species from ‘avoid’ to ‘best choice’ or ‘good alternative,’ including crab, lobster, Pacific cod, grouper and several rockfish species. The...
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EU Adopts Historic Policy to Protect Marine Fisheries

In an outcome hailed by environmentalists, European Union lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to overhaul the region’s troubled fisheries policy to end decades of overfishing. The...

Canada Passes Most Progressive Fishery Act Yet, Requiring the Rebuilding of Fish Populations

The modernized piece of legislation will prevent Canada from importing and exporting shark fins and also legally require fish populations to be rebuilt.

Song of One of the Rarest Whales On the Planet Recorded for First Time (LISTEN)

For the first time in history, researchers have captured an audio recording of the extremely endangered north pacific right whale.

Huge Victory for Ocean Ecosystems as Fishing Companies Agree to Stop Catching This Essential Critter

In a mega-progressive step toward protecting the ocean (and climate), a massive majority of krill fishing companies have agreed to actually stop fishing aroun...

Billionaire Gives Away Most of His Fortune to Help Save the Ocean

This man has spent most of his life benefitting from the abundance of the ocean – but now he believes the seas are in...

Global Plan Launched to Save Coral Reefs From Extinction

A global plan to save coral reefs from possible eradication due to climate change, pollution and poor fishing practices, was launched in Bali at...

Mislabeled Seafood May be More Sustainable, Study Says

It's estimated that up to 30% of seafood is actually something other than what is listed on the menu or label – but that might be better for the earth.

U.K. to Ban Fishing Harvests in Vast Swath of Its Seas

More and more ocean ecosystems are being rescued by proactive governments stepping up to protect the planet and its sea life.

Success: Green Sea Turtles of Florida and Mexico No Longer Endangered

Years of coordinated conservation efforts have paid off for the green sea turtle populations in Florida and the Pacific coast of Mexico. The Fish...

Seafood Lovers Rejoice: Chesapeake Blue Crabs Rebound Like Crazy

A year of significant expansion in the Chesapeake Bay blue crab population bodes well for a better harvest and lower prices for consumers this...

After Two Centuries, Atlantic Salmon Return to the Connecticut River

For the first time since the American Revolution, wild Atlantic Salmon are spawning in the Connecticut River. Industrial pollution and a series of dams constructed...

Navy Silences “Whale-Harming” Sonar to Protect Marine Mammals

Whales and dolphins are getting some long sought peace and quiet from the U.S. Navy. The service has agreed to stop using certain types of sonar—or sound waves—believed to...

Not Seen for 100 Years “Royal Turtles” Crawl Back from Extinction in Asia

14 years ago, conservationists were overjoyed to come across three “royal turtle” nests. The 3–5 females and their mates and offspring were believed to...

Dramatic Turnaround for Fish and Water Quality in Tampa Bay

Great news for foodies who enjoy eating scallops in Florida. Seagrass beds in Tampa Bay have made a remarkable comeback, recovering from years of pollution...

Humpbacks Whales Leap Off Endangered Species List

The majestic humpback whales have something else to sing about. Thanks to the banning of commercial whaling nearly 50 years ago and vigorous conservation efforts,...

With Fins Off the Menu, A Glimmer of Hope for Sharks

For decades, the decline of sharks – sought for their fins and meat – has been staggering. But bans on finning and new attitudes...

Google’s Eric Schmidt and Wife Give $10M to Seafood Watch Program

Google Founder Eric Schmidt and his wife, who have already invested both time and money in ocean health issues, presented a $10 million gift...

Fishermen Rescue Rare Whale From Nets Thanks to New Training Program

An extremely rare type of whale has been saved from almost certain death thanks to a training program for Pakistani tuna fishermen. The February 10...