Environmental Initiatives
  • New Research Points to the Need for Caution in Managing Forage Fish

    Led by Pew marine fellows Tim Essington and Steve Munch, the research looked for indicators of when the harvest of these smaller species, often called forage fish, could have a significant impact on predators, including commercially valuable fish species.More

  • Study Offers New Ecosystem Approach to Parrotfish Management

    A March 2014 study in the journal Fish and Fisheries describes a new approach to ecosystem-based fisheries management of coral reefs in the Caribbean centered on one very charismatic reef dweller–the parrotfish.More

  • Watch: A Shark that Walks on the Sea Floor (One Minute Dive with Pew)

    Sharks don’t just swim. Some walk. See what a new species of walking shark looks like and watch the story of its surprise discovery in this short video, the first in a new series by The Pew Charitable Trusts.More

  • Pew le otorga al científico Hoyt Peckham la beca de investigación 2014 en conservación de recursos marinos

    El Dr. Hoyt Peckham, un pionero en la incentivación de la pesca artesanal para promover el manejo de los recursos marinos con sede en La Paz, México, ha recibido una beca de investigación Pew 2014 en la conservación de dichos recursos marinos para ampliar su trabajo en la incentivación de la pesca sostenible a lo largo de la costa del noroeste de México a otras comunidades de la región y a nivel mundial. Peckham está trabajando con los pescadores locales y sus cooperativas para restablecer el valor de sus pesquerías, reforzando sus prácticas de sostenibilidad mediante el aumento de la demanda de sus mariscos y sus pescados.More

  • On the Front Lines: Pew Names 5 New Marine Conservation Fellows for 2014

    Five distinguished scientists and conservationists based in Malaysia, Chile, Mexico, and the United States are this year’s recipients of the Pew fellowship in marine conservation.More

  • Pew Awards Author Paul Greenberg the 2014 Fellowship in Marine Conservation

    Paul Greenberg—an award-winning journalist and author of the New York Times bestseller, Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food—has been awarded a 2014 Pew fellowship in marine conservation to prepare a book focusing on the human demand for Omega 3 fatty acids found in seafood and its impact on the sustainability of the world’s oceans.More

  • Pew le otorga al científico chileno Stefan Gelcich la beca de investigación 2014 en conservación de recursos marinos

    Se ha reconocido al Dr. Stefan Gelcich, profesor adjunto de la Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile con una beca de investigación Pew 2014 para la conservación de recursos marinos en un nuevo proyecto que examinará los incentivos sociales, económicos y ecológicos que permitan desarrollar zonas de protección, en conjunto con pescadores artesanales, a lo largo de la costa chilena. Este científico estudiará la integración de áreas marinas protegidas y pesquerías con derechos de uso territorial, como una estrategia para la conservación a largo plazo de los recursos oceánicos y su sostenibilidad. More

  • Pew Anugerah Saintis Mamalia Malaysia Fellowship Pemuliharaan Marin 2014

    Louisa Shobhini Ponnampalam, Ph.D., seorang saintis di Universiti Malaya di Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, dan pengasas bersama akar umbi NGO, The MareCet Research Organization, telah dianugerahkan Fellowship Pew 2014 dalam bidang Pemuliharaan Marin untuk menjalankan kajian baru ke atas populasi dugong di negara ini. Dugong adalah mamalia marin pantai yang besar yang menyerupai manati. More

  • Pew Awards Shark Scientist Demian Chapman the 2014 Fellowship in Marine Conservation

    Demian Chapman, Ph.D., a scientist with Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, has been awarded a 2014 Pew fellowship in marine conservation for a new research project to determine how recently enacted international regulations affect the trade in the fins of protected shark species. Sharks have been heavily fished to supply the international fin trade, depriving marine ecosystems of some of their most important top predators and endangering species dependent on them. More

  • Pew Awards Scientist Hoyt Peckham the 2014 Fellowship in Marine Conservation

    Hoyt Peckham, Ph.D., a pioneer of incentivizing artisanal fishing to advance marine stewardship based in La Paz, México, has been awarded a 2014 Pew fellowship in marine conservation to expand on his work on incentivizing sustainable fishing along the coast of Northwest Mexico to other communities in the region and around the world. Peckham is working with local fishers and their cooperatives to restore value in their fisheries, reinforcing their sustainability practices by increasing demand for their seafood. More

  • Pew Awards Malaysian Mammal Scientist the 2014 Fellowship in Marine Conservation

    Louisa Shobhini Ponnampalam, Ph.D., a scientist with the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and co-founder of grassroots NGO, The MareCet Research Organization, has been awarded a 2014 Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation to conduct new research on the country’s population of dugongs, a large coastal marine mammal that resembles the manatee.More

  • Pew Awards Chilean Scientist Stefan Gelcich the 2014 Fellowship in Marine Conservation

    Stefan Gelcich, Ph.D., an assistant professor at the Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile has been awarded a 2014 Pew fellowship in marine conservation for a new project that will examine the social and ecological incentives that enable territorial fishing within no-take zones along the Chilean coast. He will explore this mix of marine protected areas and territorial user rights fisheries, known as TURFs, as a strategy for the long-term preservation of ocean resources and sustainability. More

  • Pew Marine Fellow Daniel Conley Named to Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

    Daniel Conley has been named a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Conley, a 2010 Pew fellow in marine conservation, is a professor of biogeochemistry at Lund University in Lund, Sweden. His research focuses on the impact of human activity and climate change on nutrient cycles and marine ecosystems.More

  • New Study Shows That Sharks Often Return Home to Give Birth

    Female sharks commonly return to their birthplaces to reproduce, direct evidence shows for the first time in a new study. This finding, from a study of lemon sharks in the Bahamas, took 17 years to document and suggests that local conservation efforts are crucial, even for a species whose range is hundreds of miles.More

  • EU Subsidies Favor Industry, Promote Overfishing Abroad

    The European Union is paying 75 percent of the access fees for European vessels to fish in the waters of developing countries in Africa and the South Pacific, according to a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia.More


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