Guilt-Free on the Sea?

September 18, 2018

by Paul Hockenos • How Norway is using oil and gas riches to engineer a future in emission-free seafaring.

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The Oracle of Oyster River

September 11, 2018

by Brian Payton • On Vancouver Island, a hermit-priest has spent a lifetime contemplating the natural world. At 95, he has come to believe there is a way we can save it.


Of Roe, Rights, and Reconciliation

August 28, 2018

by Ian Gill • On the British Columbia coast, the Heiltsuk First Nation asserts its rights to manage its resources, and who has access to them, through the seasonal herring harvest.


What the Ancient Oyster Knows

August 20, 2018

by Geoffrey Giller • Scientists in the emerging field of conservation paleobiology believe that the key to oyster conservation could be contained in ancient shells.


The Last Cannery Standing

August 14, 2018

by Frances Backhouse • The British Columbia coastline once pulsed with action around salmon canneries. Today, guided by Indigenous leadership, only one cannery processing wild salmon remains.


Welcome to the Arctic, Fish

August 7, 2018

by Edward Struzik • As the climate changes, the Arctic Ocean beckons Pacific salmon and other species. How will we fish responsibly?


Groomed to Death

July 31, 2018

by Brendan Borrell • Urban beaches around the world have less garbage than remote beaches, but less life too. The City of Santa Monica hopes to change the image of a clean beach.


Seafood CSI

July 23, 2018

by Kenneth R. Weiss • Advances in genetic technology will make us all DNA detectives.


Where Our Human Ancestors Made an Impression

July 18, 2018

by Andrew Curry • Coastlines around the world boast hints of ancient humans who gathered and traveled along the edges of the world, where land meets sea.


Fishonomics 101: the Illusion of Abundance

July 9, 2018

by Ilima Loomis • How globalization of the seafood industry keeps consumers in the dark and prices down.