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National Geographic: Chile’s record toxic tides may have roots in dirty fish farming

[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

‘A silent catastrophe’: Chilean fishermen protest failure to mitigate toxic ‘red tide’

[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’

Seaweed farming tools for fisherfolk

[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

With changing tastes and warming oceans, Japanese seaweed in danger

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