The Obama administration wants to change the way America manages its oceans. So it has introduced a plan to bring all stakeholders – from fishermen to oil companies – to the table.
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) meeting in Qatar rejected protection for marine species, including sharks, bluefin tuna, and coral, disappointing the US, environmentalists, and marine scientists.
The US government announced it will support a proposed ban on trade in Atlantic bluefin tuna.
Too many boats and technology that is too good mean that nations must cooperate to preserve tuna and other fish stocks.
Sweeping changes could affect the United States' management of oceans, including offshore energy development.
Researcher Bill Leavenworth collects logs from the mid-1800s, which offer clues about yesterday's – and today's – cod stocks.