Stories tagged "fishing"

June 9, 2019

Offshore Wind: Huge Potential And Open Questions

Last week a panel of experts speaking to the Capitol Hill Oceans Week Conference discussed the state of offshore wind development in the U.S. — describing the huge commercial potential and the difficult issues that are still being confronted in the...

June 4, 2019

Banking on Sustainable Fishing For the Next Generation of Fishers

For young fishers, the cost of buying permits to enter the business is often prohibitive, particularly for those who are just starting out and who want to make a career out of fishing, not just make a quick buck.  But now, with the rise of social impact investing and...

May 29, 2019

Ocean Warming Causing Fish Migrations and Strife

Warming ocean temperatures are causing fish populations to migrate north, complicating fisheries management and fishing businesses that are not able to keep up because the fishery-specific regulations and catch quotas are regional and they no longer align with where...

May 7, 2019

Secretary Pompeo’s Arctic Council Climate Denial

At a meeting of Foreign Ministers from all the Arctic Nations held Monday and Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo refused to sign a previously negotiated declaration of support by the nations for their joint strategy and cooperation plan in this key region because...

February 25, 2019

New Study Exposes Fishmeal Diversions in Peru

The Peruvian anchoveta (anchovy) fishery is the largest single species fishery in the world, with over 4.3 million tonnes landed in 2015, but it also may be one of the shadiest, according to a recent study by the NGO Oceana in Peru.  Fishermen in Peru have been...