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Can marine protected areas save the oceans? Under certain circumstances, maybe.

Conservation, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, ScienceJanuary 20, 2011

Although marine fish face many threats, one of the greatest is large-scale modern commercial fishing. Technology makes it all too easy for so-called “factory ships” to remove enormous numbers of fish from the oceans, sometimes with devastating effects on the populations of those fish and their habitat. Marine conservationists have proposed a variety of policies […]

The red snapper controversy: Interviews with fishermen

Conservation, fisheries, Interviews, marine science, Natural Science, ScienceMay 31, 2010

New proposed regulations for the red snapper fishery have  conservationists celebrating and fishermen marching on Washington, DC in protest. Quota reductions are some of the most extreme and far-reaching  I’ve ever come across. A huge area of the ocean (over 10,000 square miles) has been targeted for closure of not just the red snapper fishery… […]

Four things everyone needs to know about sharks: A shark conservation documentary and lesson plan

Conservation, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksMarch 20, 2010

One week after the world premier at the Benthic Ecology conference’s Beneath the Waves Film Festival, I am pleased to announce that my new shark conservation mini-documentary, “four things everyone needs to know about sharks”, is now available on YouTube. Check it out here: If you are an educator, the movie is intended to be […]

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