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‘Ticking Ecological Time Bombs’: Thousands Of Sunken Ships From WWII Are Rusting At The Bottom Of The Pacific Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2022

‘Ticking Ecological Time Bombs’: Thousands Of Sunken Ships From WWII Are Rusting At The Bottom Of The Pacific

Earthquakes, storm surges and other natural disasters could mean environmental catastrophe if oil and other hazardous material spill out.

106,000 Pounds Of Marine Debris Cleaned Up In Papahanaumokuakea Courtesy: Andrew Sullivan-Haskins/2022

106,000 Pounds Of Marine Debris Cleaned Up In Papahanaumokuakea

It was the second large-scale clean-up effort inside the national monument around the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Wespac Is Still Fighting A Federal Audit That Found Over $1 Million In Questionable Spending

Wespac Is Still Fighting A Federal Audit That Found Over $1 Million In Questionable Spending

One out of every $6 spent over a decade by the influential regional fishery council was questioned by investigators.

A Massive Effort To Manage Hawaii’s Nearshore Waters Just Launched On Maui Marina Riker/Civil Beat/2022

A Massive Effort To Manage Hawaii’s Nearshore Waters Just Launched On Maui

The process is beginning six years after Gov. David Ige first announced the initiative to manage 30% of the state’s nearshore waters by 2030.

Fishing For Likes: Has Social Media Affected Ulua Fish Stock In Hawaii? Courtesy: Evan Woodall

Fishing For Likes: Has Social Media Affected Ulua Fish Stock In Hawaii?

Some experts say giant trevally, a culturally and ecologically important fish, has declined as its popularity has soared online, but better data is needed.

New Research Shows Tuna Stocks Benefit From Expansion Of Papahanaumokuakea Monument Courtesy: NOAA

New Research Shows Tuna Stocks Benefit From Expansion Of Papahanaumokuakea Monument

The spillover effect created outside the marine protected area seems to have benefited Hawaii’s commercial fishermen as well.

Partisan Politics Threaten To Sink Reform Of Federal Fisheries Law Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Partisan Politics Threaten To Sink Reform Of Federal Fisheries Law

A major effort to reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Act for the first time in 16 years is moving through the House, but its prospects in the Senate don’t look good.

Women Increasingly Take The Helm To Perpetuate Polynesian Voyaging Traditions David Croxford/Civil Beat/2022

Women Increasingly Take The Helm To Perpetuate Polynesian Voyaging Traditions

Meet the wahine leaders navigating thousands of miles on voyaging canoes, using the natural world as their guide.

US Coast Guard Cutter Is Denied Port Call In Solomon Islands AP

US Coast Guard Cutter Is Denied Port Call In Solomon Islands

The prime minister alarmed some neighbors after he signed a new security pact with China, which has been expanding its footprint in the region.

Report Raises Questions About The Effects Of Sunscreen On Marine Life Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Report Raises Questions About The Effects Of Sunscreen On Marine Life

The National Academy of Sciences says more research is needed — even as Hawaii moves to tighten its sunscreen laws.