Reversing overfishing, climate change, and population growth can seem insurmountable. Safina Center Fellows strive to amplify the global conservation discussion and, in targeted ways and places, overcome some of these obstacles. They bring a wide range of skills, engaging in every way from primary research to policy to popular media. They make a difference.
In recent years, conservation groups, like the Herring Alliance, a coalition of environmental groups [which includes Blue Ocean Institute], have been fighting to get protections for the little fish in the sea – the menhadens, herrings, and anchovies.
Guest Blog by Jesse Senko When I first visited Lopez Mateos, a small fishing community on the Pacific coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico, I remember walking a 40 km stretch of beach littered with dead sea turtles. At times the stench of rotting turtle carcasses was so intense I had to wear a bandana around my nose to avoid throwing up. It didn’t always work.