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Coral Reefs and a Scourge of Sea Urchins

January 11, 2011

A long-term WCS study off the Kenyan coast finds overfishing in coral ecosystems can stunt the growth of reefs.

One Fish, Two Fish, Big Fish, Better Fish

May 13, 2010

A 12-year study off the coast of Kenya deconstructs old notions of how fishery closures affect local economies. Hint: They help them.

Nurturing Fisheries Back to Health

July 31, 2009

Good management means more fish in the sea, according to a new study. Efforts to curb overfishing have begun to succeed, and offer hope that fish stocks can rebuild if given a chance.

Belize Limits Reef Fishing

April 27, 2009

With WCS research as a guide, the government of Belize enacts new laws to protect the country’s extensive coral reefs, considered to be the most pristine in the Western Hemisphere.

Penguins Dine Free in Argentina

October 22, 2008

Argentina bans commercial fishing in Burdwood Bank, a key marine wildlife area in the Patagonian ecosystem that is home to albatross, penguins, whales, and seals, among other species.

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