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Focus on fisheries


Can bottom trawling ever be sustainable?

Environmentalists are celebrating a Greek ban on bottom trawling and urging other nations to follow. Some scientists fear unintended consequences.
northern pygmy squid on piece of seagrass Article

Saving China’s seagrass without shutting out fishers

Fishers worry seagrass protections will put them out of work, but must fishing and conservation be mutually exclusive?
Fishers gather by the edge of a tilting boat to pull in a net full of fish Opinion

Repurpose harmful fisheries subsidies to alleviate poverty

As WTO talks to limit these subsidies falter, another route could reap environmental and human benefits, write Louise Teh and Rashid Sumaila
a group of people standing next to baskets of fish Article

How can China’s offshore fisheries handle climate change?

To support national guidelines, experts say adaptation measures must be tailored to local conditions, and basic research enhanced