The last decade in North Carolina has been the warmest on record. If nothing is done to slow down global warming the trend lines are not promising.
Record flooding on the Mississippi River sent too much fresh water into the Gulf of Mexico, killing oysters and crippling other seafood harvests that depend on saltwater to survive.
Congress is once again considering a federal ban on shark fins, used in soup. But scientists are divided about whether a ban is the best way to protect the creatures, which are imperiled worldwide.
The long-term agreement would aid fish stocks that have fallen to just 2.6 percent of their historic size. The news comes at a time when Atlantic bluefin populations are also rebounding.
Because demand for seafood is rising and wild stocks are not, a hatchery owner in Canada is hoping his model of "responsible agriculture" can keep the prized fish both on the menu and in the water.
Currently, one-fourth of all fish caught globally goes to produce fishmeal and fish oil for farmed seafood, pigs and chickens. A lot of it is "food grade" and could be feeding the world's hungry.
For the sixth year in a row, Kiyoshi Kimura won a massive Pacific bluefin tuna at Tsukiji market's famed New Year auction. Conservationists are worried about the species' dwindling population.
Many people around the world rely on fish not just for protein but for critical micronutrients like iron and zinc. So declining fisheries pose major risks for global health, scientists warn.
A decade ago, fishermen trying to catch North Sea cod were coming up empty. Now, thanks to strict fishing rules put in place to halt the decline, this fish tale looks headed for a happy ending.