What Is Illegal Fishing? | A Cartoon Crash Course

Illegal fishing. Maybe you’ve done this before on a small scale. But large-scale illegal fishing refers to criminals using massive vessels to steal tons of fish from the ocean. This can include exceeding a quota, fishing without a license, forging or doctoring licenses, using banned gear, or breaking any number of other fisheries laws. Worldwide, […]

Japanese eels (Unagi) on endangered list, culinary delicacy under seige

Japanese eels have now been classified as “endangered” owing to habitat loss, overfishing and other factors. The freshwater eels, which are also called Unagi, were added to the International Endangered Species list in an apparent move to speed up industrial farming of the species. Japan is the largest consumer of eels, where they are commonly […]

How Can We Stop Sharks From Going Extinct?

This episode of Dnews is brought to you by Pacifico Beer. Sharks: we can’t live with em, but we also can’t live without em. Despite that, sharks are continuing to disappear, so what’s causing that? And how do we stop it? Hey guys, Tara here for Dnews – and it’s Shark Week here at Discovery, […]

Healthy Oceans: Sustainable Seafood | California Academy of Sciences

♪ (intro music) ♪ Are you ready to order yet? No, I know I want seafood, but I want to make sure my order is sustainable, and I hear eating too much of some fish can be bad for me. I never thought about that before, I just thought fish was fish. Some are seriously […]

“We are chasing the last of the big fish” | Interview with fisheries scientist Daniel Pauly

The way we interact with the ocean, and with the world, is insane because we behave as if we had another planet, and we don’t. My name is Daniel Pauly, I’m a professor of fisheries at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. I think the biggest change in the ocean has happened already, […]

Will the ocean ever run out of fish? – Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Jennifer Jacquet

Fish are in trouble. The cod population off Canada’s East Coast collapsed in the 1990s, intense recreational and commercial fishing has decimated goliath grouper populations in South Florida, and most populations of tuna have plummeted by over 50%, with the Southern Atlantic bluefin on the verge of extinction. Those are just a couple of many […]