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Beyond Seaspiracy: here’s what we know about fishing and what you can do about it

https://marine-conservation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Bottom-Trawling-Blog.mp3 From pink nigiri pressed softly atop rice, to buttery seared salmon that melts in the mouth, seafood has long been a culinary pleasure, a lauded source of protein and Omega-3 fatty acids . . . and a problematic indulgence in a world imbalanced by destructive fishing practices, biodiversity loss, and climate change. Fish farms…

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Sharks Are in Trouble… Here’s What To Do About It

https://marine-conservation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Shark-Blog-Part-2.mp3 (Part 2 of 2) by Alexandra Smith, Blue Parks Intern Featured Image: Reef Shark at Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands © Kurt Cotoaga Read Part 1 Today! In our last blog, “Sharks Are in Trouble (Part 1 of 2),” we explored the latest evidence that shark populations around the world are in serious trouble. As…

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Nature study (with Marine Conservation Institute’s help) provides a robust scientific roadmap for ocean protection in the next decade

A new study, Protecting the global ocean for biodiversity, food and climate, provides a roadmap for ocean conservation actions that should be taken to protect nature and people. Marine Conservation Institute scientists contributed information and were among the twenty-six scientists and economists led by Dr. Enric Sala of National Geographic Society that provided this groundbreaking…

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Gauging the state of U.S. marine protection

SeaStates 2021 is a rigorous, quantitative accounting of fully and strongly protected MPAs in America’s ocean updated annually by the team at MPAtlas.org. First published in 2013, our annual reports are intended to measure US progress as a whole, and state progress towards effective marine protection in their coastal waters. Oceans are essential to human survival…

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A Tale of Nominations and Nickels: How Marine Conservation Institute won the approval tomorrow’s environmental leaders

FEATURED PICTURE: The Marine Biology class at the College of the Atlantic—pictured here collecting sea stars during an intertidal field trip—voted Marine Conservation Institute as their top choice for a class donation to a marine conservation nonprofit. Marine Conservation Institute is grateful to receive financial support from donors from all walks of life—from international foundations…

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