Hawaiis Ancient Aquaculture Revival


Hawaii’s Ancient Aquaculture Revival

In an ocean state that now imports half of its seafood, a determined group of activists is restoring the age-old aquaculture practices of Native Hawaiians.

Floating store on Tonle Sap, Southeast Asia's largest freshwater lake, home to thousands of dispossessed people. The lake faces numerous threats, including a dam-building boom in China and Laos. Photo by Erica Gies.


A Giant Lake that Sustains Millions of People Is in Danger

Dams, overfishing, and pollution threaten Cambodia’s Tonle Sap, the largest lake in Southeast Asia and one of the world’s most productive fisheries.


Investors Are Grabbing a Japan-Size Chunk of the Developing World for Food and Water

Activists tracking these deals say rich countries are buying up land—93 million acres—and displacing local people and wildlife.


First Nations Test the Political Water with Fish Farm Protests

First Nations’ occupations of fish farms are rooted in a deeper conversation about Indigenous land rights.


Tribes Use Western and Indigenous Science to Prepare for Climate Change

Northwestern tribes and the University of Washington climate group have joined forces to help protect salmon, roots, trees, and other important resources.


The Consequences of China’s Booming Demand for Seafood

The country is putting restrictions on its domestic fishing fleet, but its distant water fleet has been growing to compensate.


Is China’s Hands-Off Approach to Fisheries Producing More Fish?

China’s fishers indiscriminately target predators as well as prey, putting different pressures on the ecosystem.

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