A Liberian soldier, on joint patrol with Sea Shepherd, about to board an illegal shrimper.Photo: Sea Shepherd global

How to fight illegal fishing

Can fishers, coastguards and marine activists see off the thieves from powerful nations plundering the seas of West Africa? Aïda Grovestins reports.

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NI 521 - Who owns the sea? - September, 2019
The rubbish that’s visible near the surface is just part of the problem of ocean abuse – and planned future exploitation.Photo: Justin Hofman/Greenpeace

Who owns the sea?

The coming months are critical if we are going to stop the damaging free-for-all that is the current status quo and save the world’s oceans for our common future. Vanessa Baird examines the prospects.

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NI 521 - Who owns the sea? - September, 2019
Environmental campaigner Claire Nouvian.Photo: Courtesy of Goldman Environmental Prize

Making Waves

The untiring campaigner and guardian of the deep, Claire Nouvian, speaks with Veronique Mistiaen about the transformative experience that led to her choosing her path – on to eventual victory.

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NI 514 - The next financial crisis - July, 2018
Seafood slaves

Seafood slaves

Overfishing is causing marine ecosystems to collapse in Thailand, writes Jess Worth.

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NI 483 - Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion - June, 2015
Ocean robber or saviour of the sea?Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP

A pirate's life for me

Jatin Dua investigates the ever-blurry line between protector and pirate in coastal Somalia.

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NI 465 - How the war on pirates became big business - September, 2013
Dying for a soup Aaron Gekoski

Dying for a soup

An estimated 73 million sharks are slaughtered every year for their fins, with 110 species now facing extinction, reports Claire C.

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NI 446 - Nature's defenders - October, 2011
The next step: Western Saharawi fisherfolk are demanding the right to fish in their own waters.Photo by Maria Fonfara / www.wsrw.org

The EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership

Morocco’s exploitation of Western Sahara’s fish stocks in choppy waters.

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NI 440 - Up in arms - March, 2011

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Article title From magazine Publication date
Who owns the sea? September, 2019
Who owns the sea? September, 2019
The next financial crisis July, 2018
Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion June, 2015
The great green energy grab March, 2015
How the war on pirates became big business September, 2013
Nature's defenders October, 2011
Up in arms March, 2011
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