Are MPAs the Best way to Protect the Ocean? – Response by Dorothy J. Dankel

Comment by Dorothy J. Dankel, University of Bergen & Nordic Marine Think Tank I very much appreciated the recent post by Robert Kearney, University of Canberra on the CFood blog’s topic of MPAs: The use of emotive one-liners and sensational headlines has exploded with modern social media, aided by a flailing journalism industry that is […]

Are MPAs the Best way to Protect the Ocean?

Comment by Robert Kearney, University of Canberra Response to the CFood call for comment on the proposed closure of the high seas to fishing and on the claim that set percentages (e.g. 30%) of all marine environments should be closed to all fishing is definitely required. However, the influence of both the social and scientific […]

US Fisheries at Grave Risk if Government Stifles Science Data

US Fisheries at Grave Risk if Government Stifles Science Data By John Sackton, Editor and Publisher of Seafoodnews.com   Those who know me have no doubt that my personal political opinions reflect more Massachusetts and California than Texas and Louisiana.  But in an industry that has a diverse range of political views, there has always […]

A Conversation with Andrew Rosenberg

Andrew Rosenberg is the Director at the Center for Science and Democracy, Union of Concerned Scientists, and formerly Regional Director for Northeast of National Marine Fisheries Service. We spoke to him on November 2, 2016 about marine protected areas. The transcript of our conversation is below; you can also listen to the full interview at […]

A Conversation with John Tanzer

  John Tanzer is the Director of the Global Marine Program at World Wildlife Fund (WWF) International. We spoke to him on November 22, 2016 about marine protected areas. The transcript of our conversation is below; you can also listen to the full interview at the bottom of the page. Please tell us about your […]

Kitty Simonds responds to 8 Scientists talk about Marine Protected Areas

The following comment was written by Kitty Simonds as a response to our “8 scientists talk about marine protected areas post” (you can see it in the comment section here). The introduction of that post is followed by Simonds’s response. Marine protected areas (MPAs) have been a central topic in fisheries news and policy in […]

Status und Potenzial der europäischen Atlantikfischereien. Teil 1

  Status und Potenzial der europäischen Atlantikfischereien. Teil 1   Dies ist der erste Teil einer 3-teiligen Serie von Artikeln über die europäischen Atlantikfischereien. Im ersten Teil untersuchen wir den Status und das Potential von Fischbeständen, die einer wissenschaftlichen Analyse des ICES Science Vorganges unterzogen wurden. Im ICES Vorgang verwenden Gruppen von Wissenschaftlern alle vorhandenen […]

How do Fishermen Respond to Marine Protected Areas?

Fishermen and MPAs don’t seem to mesh well. What fisherman would prefer to have their fishing area restricted? Most of the media coverage regarding fishermen and MPAs follows this script. However, while fishermen may oppose management obstacles, many may be in favor of MPAs and other conservation measures when their fish stocks are threatened or […]

8 Scientists talk about Marine Protected Areas

Marine protected areas (MPAs) have been a central topic in fisheries news and policy in recent months. In November 2015 a paper by Jane Lubchenco and Kirsten Grorud-Colvert advocated for more “strongly protected” MPAs, and that a goal of 10% protection of coastal marine areas by 2020 suggested at the Convention on Biological Diversity was […]