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Can shrimp farming restore mangroves? This scientist is making it happen
Aquaculture — a fancy term for farming fish and other aquatic animals — has been criticized for years. But one scientist wants you to know that it could be essential to feeding the planet, fighting climate change, protecting marine life and supporting small farmers — if done right.
October 17, 2023
3 things our experts loved in July
Conservation International is powered by 1,500 people in more than 30 countries — their interests, like their hometowns, are all over the map. In this monthly feature, our experts share some of their favorite things.
July 31, 2023
News spotlight: How does your diet affect the environment?
In case you missed it: Every bite of food we eat comes with an environmental cost. But not every diet is created equal. A new tool illustrates the toll our food system takes on nature — comparing dietary staples like meat, fish, dairy, eggs and grains.
February 6, 2023
News spotlight: Can consumer choices protect a critically endangered whale?
In case you missed it: North Atlantic right whales are fast approaching extinction. Each year, this rare species migrates along the eastern coast of the United States. The path leads right whales into a gauntlet of treacherous fishing grounds around New England.
December 5, 2022
What on Earth is ‘aquaculture’?
In this explainer, we dive into “aquaculture,” a method for farming fish, which can sustainably satisfy the world's growing appetite for seafood — when done correctly.
July 21, 2022
In fishing industry, women face hidden hardships: study
According to a recent study, women are facing hidden hardships throughout seafood supply chains around the world.
April 29, 2021
Notes from the field: Sun-powered water, COVID and fishing, and more
Here are three recent conservation success stories you should know about.
October 22, 2020
Pandemic crippling small-scale fishing worldwide, study finds
Conservation News spoke to Conservation International’s Dr. Elena Finkbeiner, about her new paper that analyzes the impact of COVID-19 on small-scale fisheries — and what must happen to pave the road to recovery.
May 26, 2020
My ‘aha!’ moment: Fishers are not the enemies of healthy oceans
For Mauricio Castrejon, fisheries manager for CI’s Americas field division marine program, his ‘aha!’ moment came when the 2007 financial crisis hit the Galápagos Islands.
August 30, 2017
Scan and serve: New tool traces seafood from ocean to plate
CI Brazil is pioneering a seafood traceability program that uses smartphone technology to give consumers the power to make sustainable choices with a few finger swipes.
May 10, 2017
Study spawns new method to curb overfishing
A new study offers a clearer picture of whether the ocean’s fisheries can continue to feed humanity into the future.
April 12, 2017
Demystifying the seafood label: Where your seafood actually comes from
When you buy seafood, your purchase affects fishers, businesses — even the health of the ocean.
May 16, 2017
Meet a scientist: the sustainable-seafood guru
Conservation News spoke with Jack Kittinger about his passion for protecting the animals — and people — in the seafood sector.
July 10, 2019
In Galápagos, lobster fishers make unlikely — but effective — conservationists
Recently, the spiny lobster was nearly wiped out from the Galápagos — a disappearance that could have spelled disaster for the island’s fragile ecosystems.
May 8, 2017