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National Geographic Pristine Seas Announced as an Earthshot Finalist

Winners to be Announced on October 17  September 17, 2021—Today, the Royal Foundation announced National Geographic Pristine Seas as one of three finalists for the first-ever “Revive Our Ocean” Earthshot. The Earthshot Prize is designed to incentivize change and help repair our ...

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 ...

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 ...