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Ocean Optimism?

New research says we have the policy blueprints to rebuild marine life by 2050. Decarbonization needs to happen quickly, though.

Fact Checking Myths

There’s a lot of misinformation out there about fisheries and seafood. We fact check some common myths below.

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How much U.S. Seafood is Imported?

Misleading seafood deficit statistics have played a central role in Trump’s trade war. 35-38% of seafood consumed in the U.S. is produced domestically.

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Ocean Optimism?

New research says we have the policy blueprints to rebuild marine life by 2050. Decarbonization needs to happen quickly, though.

8% of seafood is mislabeled

The latest science estimates 8% of seafood is mislabeled around the world. Read about the study that led to the updated figure here.

What is the Global Footprint of Fishing?

Scientists are getting closer to figuring out how much of the world’s ocean is fished, but discrepancies in the scale and interpretation of data are producing wildly different answers with contrasting conservation implications.

Eating Plants & Seafood

Conscious eating can and should include several different kinds of food. A plant-based diet has lower impact relative to a standard diet that includes lots of animal protein, but a diet that includes fish can have as low, or even lower impact.

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Large, Open Ocean MPAs Distract from More Pressing Ocean Issues

How should conservationists and NGOs approach MPAs? Closing an area of the ocean to fishing will increase the amount of fish in that area, but it does not protect the ocean from its greatest threats: carbon dioxide emissions and pollution. MPAs are also rife with social justice implications.

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Seafood 101

We’ve developed this guide to give you insight into every aspect of fish as food for people around the world. Click on any heading to skip ahead or click through each post—the guide was written to read like a lesson that builds on each previous installment.

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Fact checking Donald Trump on lobsters

Donald Trump pledged money to Maine lobstermen impacted by his trade war with China. He also dismantled an MPA in an act of political showmanship. Why?

striped marlin on a bait ball

Ocean Optimism?

New research says we have the policy blueprints to rebuild marine life by 2050. Decarbonization needs to happen quickly, though.

Ray Hilborn or Max Mossler write a newsletter with updates every once-in-a-while. It’s a good way to keep up with our stories.

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