Blog Archives

Reducing the Threat of Ship Strikes to Whales

featured-image-whalestrikes-300x150

Ships and whales–we need both! We talk with Michael Carver, Deputy Superintendent of Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, to learn about West Coast ship strikes to whales and what national marine sanctuaries are doing to help solve this problem. Find

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Boating, Fishing, Marine Animals, Marine Life Decline, National Marine Sanctuaries

SHARKS! With Jean-Michel Cousteau

sharks

It’s Shark Week and we want you to know that sharks play an important part in the ocean’s overall health. Sharks are thrilling and mysterious, yet are threatened by human actions and need to be protected, rather than feared. Join

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Fishing, Marine Animals, Marine Life Decline

Should We Fear Red Tides?

red-tides

Why did your grandfather tell you to only eat shellfish during months that contained an “r”? This advice that we now know to be myth, comes from the fear of contaminated shellfish from harmful algal blooms (HABs). We talk with

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Environmental Education, Fishing, Ocean Health, Water Pollution

Red Fish, Blue Fish – California’s Sustainable Seafood

red-fish-blue-fish

When was the last time you ate seafood? Do you know where the seafood came from, how it was caught, and whether it was from a sustainable fishery? Purchasing sustainable seafood helps to support our local coastal communities while also

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Fishing, Ways to Help the Ocean

New California Law Protects Sharks Against Brutal Finning

shark-finning-300

Shark finning is a practice of cutting the fins off of living sharks and dumping them back in the ocean to die. The fins are then dried and consumed in costly shark fin soup. California’s historic Shark Protection Act, banning

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Fishing, Marine Animals, Ways to Help the Ocean

San Francisco Seafood Market

seafood market

Your browser does not support the audio element. Larry Collins, President of the Crab Boat Owners Association, talks about the creation of a sustainable wholesale and retail seafood market along San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf. Ecotrust, the San Francisco Crab Boat

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Fishing

California’s Most Dangerous Catch

cmdc

Your browser does not support the audio element. Larry Collins, President of the Crab Boat Owners Association, talks about this year’s crab season and of the challenges crab fishermen are facing. (Photo courtesy of Valerie Termini) For more information, visit:

Tagged with: ,
Posted in Fishing, Marine Animals

Who is Watching the Ocean? Observing the Ocean Along California’s Coast

watching

Thank You Ocean is pleased to present a guest podcast for a special Thank You Ocean Report. Up and down the coast of California, abalone farmers, bar pilots and environmentalists — among others — are staking their profits, well being,

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Fishing, Ocean Facts, Ocean Health