New measure to improve the health of our oceans.
Ocean health in the U.S.Federal laws and regulations have set us on a path toward curbing overfishing and rebuilding depleted ocean fish populations in U.S. waters. However, the collateral damage from years of unsustainable fishing practices on habitat and wildlife, coupled with emerging threats related to global climate change, demand new measures to improve the health of our oceans.
Most people recognize how ocean health affects the fortunes of commercial fishermen, seafood processors, and other players in the West Coast fishing industry: Favorable marine conditions help species—and the industry—thrive. Read More
Deep-water corals, which grow in the cold, dark depths of all the world’s seas, can live hundreds or even thousands of years. This is the first in The Pew Charitable Trusts’ series, Corals Up Close, about different types of these ancient animals living in the Gulf of Mexico. Read More
The message from an overwhelming number of citizens, including sport fishermen, sustainable-seafood suppliers, chefs, and elected officials, is clear: The West Coast swordfish fleet should switch to gear that spares marine wildlife from the injury and death inflicted by large-mesh drift gillnets. Read More