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Ray Hilborn Asks If the Drive for MPA’s is Environmentally Shortsighted

Most NGO’s assume that Marine Protected Areas (MPA’s) are an unmitigated good, with little thought to their impact on the global food system. But, converting large areas of productive fisheries to no-take zones, while appealing to NGO’s, actually may increase global environmental degredation. The reason, says Professor Ray Hilborn in our latest video, is that marine protein...
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Hilborn Tells Ocean Summit Alaska and NZ Have Never Had ‘Overfishing Pressure’ Under Modern Mgt

John Kerry's Ocean summit opened in Washington yesterday with leaders from about 80 countries in attendence.  The conference is designed to elevate the issue of marine protection in three areas: sustainable fishing, action on marine pollution, and action on ocean acidification. Coinciding with the conference President Obama expanded the central pacific marine sanctuary by excutive order;...
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