The Ocean

Smart ways to help reduce bycatch and make oceans healthier

Sharks, turtles and seabirds can often be unintended victims of the fishing industry. Image: Unsplash/Jo-Anne McArthur

Johnny Wood

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Global fish catches have increased five-fold since 1950. Image: FAO
Turtles and other marine creatures are commonly caught and die in fishing nets. Image: Reuters/Stringer

What's the World Economic Forum doing about the ocean?

Hookpod involves a device that attaches to long lines forming a case around the fishing hook. Image: Hookpod

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