Blogs: Overfishing

The Future of Sustainable Fish Farming

March 17, 2014
Photo by Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society In an effort to move towards a sustainable future, it will take not only innovative thinking but also global knowledge to make effective decisions. Aquaculture is a growing, and highly demanded industry ...

The Porsche of the Sea

July 29, 2012
Bluefin Tuna... I must address the disturbing truth that some of the greatest of the seas’ top predators are carrying the burden of our modern society, transferring harmful waste across great ocean basins ...

Love is in the Sea!

February 7, 2012
Pygmy SeahorseFar beneath the waves, glistening under the new moon, the mood strikes right for two fishes in love ...

Saving the Planet, One New Year’s Resolution at a Time

January 13, 2011
Fabien Cousteau free dives with a Humpback WhaleWhenever I make a choice, I will do my best to ask myself two questions: "What are the consequences of this choice that I'm making?" and, "Will this choice help ensure the long-term protection of our water planet?” ...

Marine Conservation Losses

Pacific BlueFin TunaIn a time of tremendous loss of biodiversity in the marine environment, it saddens me to read the recent headline: “Trade Beats Conservation At U.N. Wildlife Talks" ...

End of the Line for Open Net Cage Salmon Farm

MEDIA ADVISORY – 12th November 2009
The End of the Line for Open Net Cage Salmon Farming?
New film premieres around the world during this week’s Global Week of Action

“The Cove” Coming to Santa Barbara

"The Cove is a cautionary tale and must be seen everywhere." - Jean-Michel Cousteau

Salmon Stocks in Trouble in the Pacific Northwest

“We are experiencing the consequences of not placing priority on the protection of this valuable ocean resource. It takes great courage to act in the interest of the environment over commerce, but the protection of our wild salmon is now an economic issue.” - Jean-Michel Cousteau

Stop the Wasteful Fishery of Shark Finning – Palau

With recent proposed legislation that would decrease protection of Palau’s shark populations, Palau has the monumental opportunity to take a stand against shark fishing and be an example to the world of how healthy marine ecosystems can lead to a thriving tourist industry. In 2004, Palau received international recognition for passing legislation that protected shark populations and outlawed shark finning. This legislation has helped to maintain Palau’s biodiversity and beautiful, healthy reefs that draw tourists in from all across the globe.