Tag: marine

The true cost of marine plastic pollution – Costs $290M per year for USA alone

Marine litter notoriously affects the ecosystems of our world’s waterways. As a result, industries such as fisheries and tourism, and even governments, continue to experience sustained economic impacts. To date, few studies have explored the topic of marine litter costs, which limits the ability of local governments to […]

Sea Shepherd Removes over 1000 Pieces of Illegal Fishing Gear from Vaquita porpoise habitat Mexico

Operation Milagro, Sea Shepherd’s campaign to save the critically endangered vaquita porpoise, reached a significant milestone this month. Over the past six seasons of the campaign, more than 1000 pieces of illegal fishing gear have been removed from the Upper Gulf of California. This federally-protected and UNESCO recognized […]

Protecting the Canadian Coast

There was a recent letter from Justin Trudeau to the Minister of  Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard. The following key priorities were shared: Lead, in consultation with provinces and territories, Indigenous Peoples and business stakeholders, in developing a comprehensive blue economy strategy to help guide future […]