Cell Phones Fight Pirate Fishing
Local Fishermen Defend Their Waters From Illegal Fishing
The New Face of Marine Conservation
National Geographic is helping identify and support individuals and organizations that are using creative and entrepreneurial approaches to marine conservation.
Ocean Innovation at Work
Advocates have armed local fishermen with cell phones and training so they can defend their waters from illegal fishing.
Red's Best uses technology to increase seafood transparency and accountability.
WWF is helping fishermen in Kamchatka reduce their toll on marine wildlife.
The Miskito people in Honduras are developing an artisanal fishery.
Future of Fish is helping fishermen improve their bottom line while better managing stocks.
Ed Backus and Ecotrust are supporting innovative fisheries entrepreneurs.
The Brooklyn-based Dimin family is building relationships with small-scale fishers around the world, while creating more transparency and accountability for seafood consumers.
A New York City-based startup launches a community-supported seafood program, with a goal to change the industry.
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- Industrialization of the oceans: Is it time to dive into the “blue economy”?
- The Race to Find Fish Feeds That Don’t Bankrupt the Ocean
- Sending our pollution problems down stream
- How street art can help keep waterways clean and clear of trash
Support the Ocean
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Explore the Ocean
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Explore the world's oceans, from their prehistoric beginnings to modern-day efforts to preserve their natural wonder.
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Engage, Conserve, Restore
The National Geographic Society’s freshwater initiative is a multi-year global effort to inspire and empower individuals and communities to conserve freshwater and preserve the extraordinary diversity of life that rivers, lakes, and wetlands sustain.