Holy Mackerel, A Species in a Dire State

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Many people are surprised to hear that there is reason to be worried about the humble mackerel. Perhaps mackerel seem like staple to anyone who has lived near the ocean; their spring arrival and fall departure has always been a part of life for many Nova Scotians, and it seems like it always will. Continue reading

Little Fish Need Love Too


by Heather Grant. It’s easy to overlook the little guys. In the world of ocean conservation, it’s less challenging to get people’s attention by starting at the top – of the food chain, that is. Large, charismatic and majestic species … Continue reading

Boston or Bust: A look into the Boston Seafood Show


The Boston Seafood Show is huge. As North America’s largest seafood trade exposition, this year held over 1,200 exhibits, and attracted an estimated 30,000 attendees representing over 100 countries and myself and another SeaChoice staff were there to soak it all in. Continue reading

What Might Canada’s “Wave of Red” Mean for Our Blue Ocean?


Canada’s three oceans have suffered over the last decade (and indeed before that time), primarily from a lack of focus in Ottawa on implementing our various laws and policies. Continue reading

Niaz’ Top 10 Myths About Seafood, Fisheries, and Marine Conservation

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I’ve officially passed the 20-year mark of working on fisheries and ocean issues. What I thought would be a short-term assignment as a Greenpeace campaigner has become my life’s work. Continue reading