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  • Oceans X Labs: Kickstarting conservation tech entrepreneurship

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2017
    Launched in 2015, Oceans X Labs is a joint initiative of WWF and Conservation X Labs that, drawing on the venture tech model, aims to support and encourage innovators as they develop new approaches to addressing some of the ocean’s biggest problems.
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  • Looking Up

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2016
    Spanish Wells, a port that's a two-hour ferry ride from Nassau, is the kind of town where news is both rare and fast-traveling. Here, the arrival of a fishing boat qualifies as an event.
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  • WWF’s Vishwanie Maharaj on the power of incentives to drive conservation

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2016
    I grew up in Trinidad and Tobago, where you can’t escape the ocean—and you wouldn’t want to.
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  • Working together to protect a fishery in The Bahamas

    July 17, 2016

    By all accounts, Glenn Pritchard and Mia Isaacs should be rivals. They each own a seafood processing plant and exporting company in The Bahamas, and both stake a claim to the lucrative spiny lobster business. But one unmatched necessity brings these two competitors together without a second thought: a healthy and robust lobster population in Bahamian waters.

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  • What's a river worth?

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2016
    In Colombia’s portion of the Orinoco river basin, a cross section of society converges to assess a river’s health
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  • A Salmon Scientist on Protecting Streams

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2015
    Dr. Carol Ann Woody captures a tiny salmon as part of a comprehensive study of Alaska’s fish species.
  • Are We Buying the Fish We Think We’re Buying?

    October 14, 2015

    WWF is urging the US government to establish regulations, including the proposal of a national traceability program to track seafood from the point where it is caught to its entry into the US, under which all species of fish are eventually covered.

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  • Conserving the Future of Mahi Mahi in Peru

    June 08, 2015

    WWF's Alison Cross reflects on her experience visiting Peru's only mahi mahi fishery. Fishers and their families rely on abundant fish stocks for their livelihoods. The fishers of Pucusana, government officials and others had finally recognized both the economic and environmental value of selling a sustainably sourced fish, with the long-term goal of achieving certification from the Marine Stewardship Council, an organization that recognizes sustainable fishing practices.

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  • Effects of Overfishing

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2014
    Who's been talking about illegal fishing?
  • A Struggle Against Illegal Fishing

    October 27, 2014

    Antonio Bustos’ family has been fishing Chile’s coastal waters for more than four generations. Artisanal fishers like him used to be able to earn a good living, but increased competition for dwindling fish stocks have made it harder to stay afloat. Some have decided to ignore the quotas that are meant to let fish populations rebound.

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  • Better Practices: A Market Transformed

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2014
    Sparks fly when a speech ignites salmon CEOs
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  • Rethinking Food

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2014
    Today one of the biggest threats to our planet comes from the production of food.
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  • A Model Fishery in Ecuador

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2014
    Manta :: Ecuador
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  • Infinite Depths

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2014
    Protecting oceans and a global seafood pipeline
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  • Happy Fish, Happy People

    February 20, 2014

    Thanks to a new mobile app, the process of gathering fishery data in the Solomon Islands has entered the digital age.

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  • Mapping Nature's Value

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2014
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  • Celebrating Salmon in Alaska's Bristol Bay

    August 08, 2013

    Salmonstock 2013 is an annual music festival held in Ninilchik, Alaska, in celebration of wild salmon and the humans who rely on them.

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  • In Vietnam, Helping Catfish Farming Become More Sustainable

    November 27, 2012

    Farmed seafood is a rapidly growing industry and will represent a major source of protein in the worlds future food supply. It is imperative that farmed seafood is produced responsibly. A new certification agreement in Vietnam is a model for how both government and industry can ensure that is the case in the future.

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  • Leading Change on the Water

    November 20, 2012

    Fisheries are complex entities with multiple actors and pressures shaping their future. Jesse Marsh leads WWF’s Major Buyer Initiative, which works with leading seafood buyers to advance their commitments to sustainable seafood and support suppliers on their journey towards Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification.

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  • Conserving Kamchatka Salmon through Marine Stewardship Council Certification

    September 04, 2012

    In the pristine Kamchatka Peninsula on the eastern coast of Russia, salmon is the keystone species of coastal ecosystems and human economies. On September 4, 2012 the Ozernaya sockeye salmon fishery in this region was certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). 

    Dead Kamchatka salmon in a fishery
  • Responsibly Farmed Seafood: A Taste of Things to Come

    August 20, 2012

    When done responsibly, fish farming—also known as aquaculture—presents a solution to meeting the increasing food demand of a growing global population. Farmed seafood already accounts for more than half of all the fish and shellfish we eat.

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