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EU Fails to List Bluefin Tuna as an Endangered Species

There’s been a lot of back and forth with European nations grappling over whether they should list Atlantic bluefin tuna under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), a move that would allow this dwindling species to… Read More
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Making A Difference – Palau Creates World’s First Shark Sanctuary

Yesterday the Associated Press ran a story about the Western Pacific nation of Palau, who announced today at the United Nations its ban of shark fishing.   Blue Ocean President, Carl Safina reflects below on how shark populations have… Read More
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Culture, Livelihood and Dollar $igns – How the lack of bluefin tuna might be changing local politics in Japan

This is the story of Oma, Japan – a nondescript, seafaring, coastal community whose main source of revenue is bluefin tuna.  But what separates Oma from most of the region is its call for greater regulation of fishing… Read More
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Obama Administration is Charting the Course for Healthy Oceans

Back in June around National Ocean Day, we posted a blog about Obama giving his Ocean Task Force 90 days to come up with a plan for the ocean.  Well, on September 17 they came out with an interim… Read More
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Ocean Policy Task Force

  Help Us Work to Establish a Protective, National Policy for Our Oceans   Our oceans are not just places of wonder and beauty – they are economic engines providing valuable jobs, food, energy resources, and recreation and… Read More
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Non-Healthy Seafood

There are numerous healthy benefits of eating seafood. Fish and shellfish contain high levels of protein and essential nutrients and low levels of saturated fat.  “Oily” fish like mackerel, sardines, and wild salmon are a good source of… Read More
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