The Fate of the Ocean
Assaulted by pollution, overfishing, climate change, trash, and noise, our oceans are approaching a point of no return. The health of the world they feed and protect won’t be far behind.
P L U S :
Whales hit the beaches
Polar bears face extinction
If America’s fisheries are regulated, how can they be overfished? Because the regulators and the fishermen are one and the same.
P L U S :
The ocean’s top enemies
A field guide to failing fish
How a football tycoon took George H. W. Bush’s oil company and used it to declare war on the fish that built America.
Navigating the Catch of the Day
Overfishing…mercury…but they taste so good! How to eat fish without fear
M O R E S T O R I E S
Should this threatened fish be an essential part of your healthy diet?
Filmmaker and conservationist Hardy Jones on reasons for hope in a sea of troubles.
Two “ocean champions” say the problems of the ocean are fundamentally political–and so are the solutions.
The editor of Sport Fishing magazine says many recreational fishers are conservationists at heart.
Thought whale hunting was a thing of the past? Think again.
A science journalist evaluates media coverage of the oceans beat.
A Bay Area activist raises awareness about contaminated seafood.
The EPA is supposed to protect our rivers and oceans. However, …
How to distinguish groups doing good from ones that just sound good.
T H E I S S U E S E X P L A I N E D
- Not Enough Fish in the Sea: The causes and consequences of overfishing
- How to Catch a Fish: Modern methods are more efficient than ever–and more destructive.
- Catch as Catch Can: Millions of marine animals are killed “incidentally” every year.
- Aquaculture: Fish farming offers a solution to overfishing; but is the environmental cost too high?
- Who’s In Charge Here? Government and the ocean
- Marine Pollution: How the ocean became a toxic waste dump.
- Development: Are we loving our coasts to death?
- Coral Reefs: There’s still time to save some reefs, but just barely.
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