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Most fishing on the high seas would be unprofitable at current rates without government subsidies, a new study reveals: Using satellite tracking, a team of researchers exposes the economic unprofitability of fishing the high seas and the industry’s dependence on government subsidies

As much as 54 percent of the high seas fishing industry would be unprofitable at its current scale without large government subsidies, according to a new study by researchers from the National Geographic Society; the University of California, Santa Barbara; Global ...

SKY AND NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC WORK TOGETHER TO FIGHT OCEAN PLASTIC

  • National Geographic commits $10 million to supporting Sky Ocean Ventures activity
  • Sky and National Geographic to partner on a new set of grants, Innovation Challenges and events designed to eradicate marine plastic and encourage enterprise innovation
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Niue Creates Large-Scale Marine Protected Area Encompassing 40% of the Nation’s EEZ: The Government of Niue and Tofia Niue, National Geographic, Oceans 5 and others are proud and excited to announce the creation of a large-scale marine protected area around Beveridge Reef and Niue.

Alofe, Niue (Thursday, October 5, 2017)—The Government of Niue today announced the creation of a large-scale marine protected area (LSMPA) encompassing 40 percent of the country’s Exclusive Economic Zone. The LSMPA will include Niue, a remote island nation in the South ...

National Geographic and Rolex Form Global Exploration Partnership

Partnership will support research and invention, promote conservation, and inspire the next generation of explorers Built on 63 years of collaboration to foster scientific discovery and encourage conservation Partnership Will Have Five Year Focus on the Oceans, Poles and Mountains National ...

National Geographic Okavango Wilderness Project Launches 2017 Source Lake Expedition in Angolan Highlands: Team will document biodiversity using fat bikes, camera traps and village surveys, and explore underwater for the first time.

The National Geographic Okavango Wilderness Project (OWP) today launched its first expedition of 2017. Over the course of this month, the OWP team will document the biodiversity of the Cuito, Cuanavale, and Tchanssengwe source lakes in the Angolan highlands, part of ...

Dr. Ángel Cabrera Elected to National Geographic Society Board of Trustees

WASHINGTON (March 3, 2017)—The National Geographic Society today announced the election of Dr. Ángel Cabrera to its Board of Trustees. Cabrera, president of George Mason University, joins two other new Board members named last week by philanthropist, investor and Internet pioneer ...

Ecuador Creates New Marine Sanctuary at Galápagos Islands: National Geographic Applauds Move to Ensure Greater Protection for Treasured World Heritage Site, Home to World’s Largest Shark Biomass

The government of Ecuador today announced the creation of a more than 15,000-square-mile (40,000-square-kilometer) marine sanctuary around two of the northern Galápagos islands, Darwin and Wolf. In addition, several smaller no-take areas have been created throughout the volcanic archipelago ...