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On the climate change frontline: the disappearing fishing villages of Bangladesh

water enters the houses during high tide
Kutubdia island in the Bay of Bengal: Water enters the houses during high tide, especially in the rainy season. Photograph: Noor Alam/Majority World for The Guardian

Kutubdia’s islanders don’t have much of a carbon footprint – most don’t have regular electricity. But they are facing the reality of a changing climate, and soon tens of millions of their fellow Bangladeshis will be at risk

January 20, 2017 — A row of mangrove trees sticking out of the sand, exposed by low tide off Kutubdia island in the Bay of Bengal, is all that remains of a coastal village that for generations was home to Continue reading On the climate change frontline: the disappearing fishing villages of Bangladesh

Cuts to marine reserves would deliver ‘minuscule’ economic benefits

sharks feed at osprey reef in the coral sea
Sharks feed at Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea. The Ocean Science Council of Australia is calling on the government to extend marine protections. Photograph: James Woodford for the Guardian

Analysis of government review shows destructive fishing practices would rise and very few fishers would benefit

October 30, 2016 — Proposals to allow increased fishing in Australian waters would generate minuscule economic benefits to only a handful of licence holders, according to a new analysis.  Continue reading Cuts to marine reserves would deliver ‘minuscule’ economic benefits

Chile’s salmon farms lose $800m as algal bloom kills millions of fish

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Salmon are loaded on to a truck at the Fiordo Austral company in Calbuco, near Puerto Montt, Chile. Photograph: Jaime Peña/AFP/Getty Images
High ocean temperatures helped cause toxic bloom that has wiped out up to 20% of Chile’s total production for the year

March 11, 2016 — A deadly algal bloom has hit the world’s second biggest salmon exporter, Chile, where nearly 23 million fish have already died and the economic impact from lost production has Continue reading Chile’s salmon farms lose $800m as algal bloom kills millions of fish

Conserving coastal areas or commodifying nature

The UNFCCC’s ideas to protect and develop coastal ecosystems have been dubbed ‘a false solution’ by civil society organizations, but praised by others

March 10, 2016 — In the coastal town of Tanjung Balai in North Sumatra where Riza Damanik grew up, learning how to fish is a right of passage. But, he says, initiatives by the Indonesian government over the past couple of decades have left small-scale fishermen like him adrift.

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