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The Grekos: A success story in the crackdown on illegal fishing

By Safina Center Fellow Ian Urbina In the world of policing illegal fishing, success stories are hard to come by. The recent arrest of The Greko 1 and Greko 2 was one such rare case. I went to… Read More
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Montauk business launches crowdfunding campaign to fight seafood fraud with technology

On a recent afternoon during a working trip to Denmark, I walk to a small Copenhagen seafood market to pick up something for dinner. Beneath the counter I see rows of gleaming fish and piles of shellfish lying… Read More
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Vaquita. Photo by Paula Olson, NOAA (Wikimedia Commons).

The vulnerable vaquita: Immediate action needed to save critically endangered porpoise

When most people think of cetaceans, they think of the most iconic species: dolphins and whales. The vaquita—a small gray porpoise with an elusive lifestyle that’s native to Mexico’s Gulf of California—isn’t well known to most people, despite… Read More
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