The Earth Island Institute was founded in 1982 by environmentalist David Brower.It organizes and encourages activism around environmental issues and provides public education. Funding comes from individual members and supporting organizations.
Through fiscal sponsorship, it provides the administrative and organizational framework for many individual projects that would otherwise be duplicating administrative requirements. Some of the projects have enjoyed significant success: a consumer-led boycott resulted in 100% of American tuna becoming "dolphin safe".
High-stakes herring fishery gamble Canada
Fisheries and Oceans Canada is gambling with a public resource when it comes to herring fishery management. Herring populations are so important yet so variable that managing them in a conventional wa...
Tuna fishing season in the Pacific Ocean began Mexico
The National Aquaculture and Fisheries Commission (CONAPESCA) announced that on Monday, January 20, the tuna fishing season began with purse-seine vessels in the Pacific Ocean.
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