[Barbados] Barbadian fishermen stand to reap real rewards from the influx of the Sargassum seaweed plaguing the beaches. Continue reading Bajan fishermen to harvest Sargassum seaweed
[Australia] A seaweed scourge wreaking havoc at Point Richards has caught the ire of local fishermen, prompting an admission from authorities that the boat ramp is poorly located.
[Japan] A university professor is on an unusual quest … to turn an invasion of tasteless sea urchins with withered gonads into a gravy Continue reading Professor tussles with army of sea urchins to help fishermen
[Chile] Images of death have been arriving from southern Chile for weeks, each one seemingly more apocalyptic than the last. First there were thousands of dead salmon in aquaculture cages. Continue reading National Geographic: Chile’s record toxic tides may have roots in dirty fish farming
[Chile] This string of islands off Chile’s coast was once best known for its dramatic landscapes, rich wildlife, quaint stilt homes and colonial-era churches. Continue reading Photo series: Chilean fishermen struggle amid toxic algal bloom
[Chile] Thousands of Chilean fishermen have blocked roads with barricades in the region of Los Lagos, saying government efforts to mitigate the economic effects of a harmful algal bloom Continue reading ‘A silent catastrophe’: Chilean fishermen protest failure to mitigate toxic ‘red tide’
[Philippines] A small fishermen association in this city received aid from the city government and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR). The Baluan Fisherfolk Association received 20 sets of seaweeds farming implements from Bfar and from the City Agriculturist’s Office (CAO). Continue reading Seaweed farming tools for fisherfolk
The practice of dredging barge-loads of silt, sand, and clay from the bottom of Lake Erie, Maumee Bay, and Maumee River shipping channels and dumping it elsewhere in the lake has been a target of environmentalists fordecades. Continue reading Water-quality law dredges up unrest
[China] A school of 200,000 silver carp has been released to help clean up algae in Taihu Lake, the country’s third largest freshwater Continue reading 200,000 algae-eating fish released to clean China Lake
URAKAWA, Japan — To the uninitiated, a strip of kombu looks like any old piece of seaweed you would find washed up on a beach: slimy and brown and decidedly unappetizing.
But to generations of Japanese chefs, this prized kelp is the basis for much of Continue reading With changing tastes and warming oceans, Japanese seaweed in danger