Sharks Hit the Campaign Trail with President Obama

Sharks Hit the Campaign Trail with President Obama

Earlier this week President Obama took a seemingly apolitical lunch stop for Chinese takeout at the famous Great Eastern Restaurant in San Francisco’s Chinatown. For ocean activists this stop prompted an occasion to highlight the issue of shark finning, a process...

The 2011 ocean winners and losers

How did the world’s oceans fare in 2011? I examine the most notable ocean winners and losers of the year. Sharks had some good wins this year. In hopes of saving sharks from the high demand for shark fin soup in Asia — several U.S. states aided these ocean giants with...

Video: Pirate Fishing in the Global Oceans

This video by the Environmental Justice Foundation highlights the impacts on the ocean environment and human rights abuses from illegal pirate fishing operations in the world’s...
Tuna and Billfish in Double Jeopardy

Tuna and Billfish in Double Jeopardy

An international team of scientists assessed the population status of several fish species for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species A new study by top fisheries experts presents an alarming assessment of several economically important fish populations. The analysis...
Global Expedition Sets Sail to Study Coral Reefs Worldwide

Global Expedition Sets Sail to Study Coral Reefs Worldwide

This morning I was aboard the 220-foot motor yacht Golden Shadow, a floating laboratory and the new headquarters for 17 ocean scientists studying coral reefs worldwide. The vessel will set sail today from Miami to embark on the largest scientific effort study the...