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Beach seining and how it damages the marine environment

Photos by Garth Cripps (© Blue Ventures 2012)

Beach seine fishing is one of the most destructive fishing gears practiced in many areas of the tropical indo-Pacific.  For the past five years Blue Ventures has been working closely with Rare Conservation to develop social marketing campaigns aimed at reducing the prevalence of this fishing method, and encouraging more sustainable, traditional fishing practices.

Garth Cripps

About Garth Cripps

Garth leads our blue forests project, leveraging the enormous value of mangrove forests from supporting fisheries to sequestering carbon dioxide in order to protect these extraordinary ecosystems. He has a strong interest in using photography to tell the human story behind conservation.