17 Results for: Fisheries

Delighted to share our Annual Report for 2020

We are delighted to share our Annual Report for 2020. It has been the most extraordinary of times and while Project Seahorse certainly had to move away from our usual broad array of international projects and collaborations in 2020, we found myriad ways to be active and proactive on management and policy issues. We introduce … Read more Delighted to share our Annual Report for 2020

We inspired the whole conservation world to agree on some really important actions

I am truly thrilled that more than 1400 conservation agencies and organizations have just adopted new policies that had their genesis with our Project Seahorse team. This huge alliance is really going to move us forward – on fisheries, bycatch, ecosystem restoration and on conserving seahorses and their relatives. It’s a bit tricky to explain … Read more We inspired the whole conservation world to agree on some really important actions

China’s policy efforts to limit bottom trawling are not working

by Riley Tjosvold (Cross-posted from UBC Oceans) A recently published paper by researchers at Project Seahorse, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries (IOF) tracked the changes in China’s bottom trawl fishing policies from the 1950s to today. By analyzing policy changes over time, the researchers were able to highlight the difficulties of managing the bottom … Read more China’s policy efforts to limit bottom trawling are not working

The “amazing race” to uncover seahorse trade and exploitation in the Philippines

We recently set out on an amazing race, criss-crossing the Philippines by plane, boat, bus and car in less than 3 months, to uncover seahorse trade and exploitation. We discovered that 1.7+ million seahorses are caught per year in the Philippines, compared to over 4 million per year 20 years ago. Despite international trade (CITES) … Read more The “amazing race” to uncover seahorse trade and exploitation in the Philippines