Interview with Alana Yurkanin, on Territorial Use Rights in Fisheries, or TURFs. Yurkanin is a Master’s Candidate (2014) Bren School of Environmental Science & Management
DiscoverTURFs is designed to bring people together in order to learn, share, and help reverse overfishing. Combining the power of SeaSketch with DiscoverTURFs’ exploratory map, fisheries managers, government officials, non-profit organizations, academics, and other visitors to their website can access site-specific information about TURFs around the world. As part of a graduate student research project, DiscoverTURFs will also analyze the information collected to help uncover common trends in worldwide TURFs.
Interview with Ainsley Dacanay (10), on her inspiration to care for the ocean
Ainsley's grandmother, Cheryl Ann Hurt, wrote in to SeaWeb's Marine Photobank to thank us for making available an important resource showing people the true impact humans are having on the ocean. Ainsley and Cheryl Ann used the Photobank to raise awareness about the issue of shark finning and created a t-shirt and a club to educate others.
This is undoubtedly just the start of Ainsley's positive influence on the ocean. Find out why she's passionate and how she's inspiring other kids to help keep the ocean healthy.
Interview with Callum Roberts, author of "The Ocean of Life: The Fate of Man and the Sea"
Callum Roberts, “The Rachel Carson of the fish world” (The New York Times) has written his magnum opus: a love letter to the sea, from the first spark of life to today. The Ocean Of Life tells the story of humankind’s long relationship with the sea and its creatures, and showshow the fate of our oceans will ultimately determine our own future.
Continuing on our current course of excessive fishing, using the sea as a dump, and planetary transformation is not possible if we are to survive and thrive. Change is possible, and The Ocean Of Life is infused with optimism, hope and practical solutions for the future.
Interview with Beth Shady, nature artist and owner of SeaweedArt.com
Do you think about seaweed randomly throughout your day? Beth Shady does. To Beth, seaweed is an art form that she uses to express her awe for the oceans and to hopefully elicit the same feeling in others. Beth started SeaweedArt.com as an artistic medium to raise awareness about ocean health and as a way to give back to the ocean conservation community.
For the month of May, Beth is donating 10 percent of the proceeds from sales to SeaWeb in support of creating a culture of ocean conservation.
Sustainable Seafood: Good Business for You and the Sea
An Interview with Seafood Sustainability Advocate and i love blue sea founder, Martin Reed
Sustainable Seafood doesn’t have to complicated according to Martin Reed, creator of online seafood marketplace i love blue sea. Reed felt there was a lack of easily-available, fresh sustainable seafood in the United States so he started i love blue sea and now ships San Francisco’s freshest seafood anywhere in the lower 48 states.
SeaWeb and i love blue sea have partnered up to deliver fresh, sustainable seafood right to your door. In celebration of Earth Day, we want you to support a healthy earth and ocean by purchasing sustainable seafood. Read our recent conversation below with Reed on why sustainable seafood matters for you and for the ocean.