Malpelo

Malpelo

In April – May of 2018 the Marine Futures lab was involved in an expedition to Malpelo Island, Colombia led by National Geographic Pristine Seas. Multiple sampling teams conducted comprehensive sampling from the shallows surrounding the island down to the deep sea and to the blue waters surrounding it…

Far from home: Distance patterns of global fishing fleets

Far from home: Distance patterns of global fishing fleets

Postwar growth of industrial fisheries catch to its peak in 1996 was driven by increasing fleet capacity and geographical expansion. An investigation of the latter, using spatially allocated reconstructed catch data to quantify “mean distance to fishing grounds,” found global trends to be dominated by the expansion histories of a small number of distant-water fishing countries …