New research shows that industrial fisheries are responsible for dumping nearly 10 million tons of perfectly good fish back into the ocean each year—enough to fill 4,500 Olympic-sized swimming pools. This news comes at a time when nearly 90 percent of the world’s fish stocks are threatened by overfishing.
Saving seaside real estate isn’t the only business benefit of fighting climate change. Scientists think that adhering to the Paris Agreement could be crucial to the success of the commercial fishing industry.
I think every non-sociopath’s first instinct when seeing the title card of the video above—which lives up to its billing, as this is indeed a four-minute clip of a man equipped with a waterproof Glock who uses it to “fish” for lionfish—is one of dread. Oh no, you worry, accurately. Am I really about to watch someone…
There are thousands of ships sailing the seas to catch the fish you eat, and now you can watch them sail the ocean in almost real-time on this interactive map
The sixth mass extinction—the one that seven billion humans are doing their darnedest to trigger at this very moment—is shaping up to be like nothing our planet has ever seen. That’s the conclusion of a sweeping new analysis, which compared marine fossil records from Earth’s five previous mass extinction events to…
There are over 150 steps in making a bamboo fishing rod which involve nearly 60 hours of work to actually complete. That’s a lot of work. You can sneak a peak at how it gets done—the carving, the burning, the shaving, the glueing—in the video below by Michael Herman. In it, you get to follow fly fisherman Nick Taransky
How can a fishing rod, which is just a stick and some string and this spinning thing, pull down heavy fish that’s swimming and fighting in the completely opposite direction? The magic is in the reel! Here is the visual breakdown of the 141 different parts that make up a fishing reel.
Two reports out this week paint an alarming future for Earth’s oceans. The first one, published by the Wold Economic Forum, finds that by 2050, the oceans will contain more plastic than fish by weight. The second, which appears in Nature Communications, reveals that our nets have raked in far more fish over the past…
Combining cross-disciplinary skills from a diverse array of sports — water skiing, basketball and butterfly catching — skarping doesn’t just look like a lot of fun, it helps the environment too. The asian carp is an invasive species injuring boatmen across the midwest.
Anyone who has ever gone fishing knows that you don’t always catch what you’re trying to catch. In industrial fishing, that problem is called “bycatch,” and it can have grave consequences.
It’s the dog days of August, so you’ll want to read this ode to working dogs. And cool down by watching a couple of nut jobs climb an iceberg. And check out the innovations in this new line of ultralight climbing knives. Here’s what’s new outside.
You don’t need much to catch a fish—just a line, a lure, and some patience. But if you want to get fancy, there are gadgets like the Fish Call, a throwable electronic lure that attracts aquatic critters by mimicking the sounds of fish feeding.
When I was a kid, I used to think that fly fishing involved waving the fly around in the air until the fish jumped out of the water to eat it. I was wrong. A couple weekends ago, I finally got to try it for real. And look, I caught a monster!
Using a remote control mower to cut your lawn? That's working smarter, not harder. Using a remote control boat to troll your favorite fishing spot? That's just making a lazy sport even lazier—which, of course, is awesome. Why struggle with wrangling a long fishing pole at the crack of dawn when you can simply troll…
A few days ago, these guys were fishing in Alfonse Island, in Seychelles, when a giant trevally bit the lure. As soon as they started to reel the fish in, a vicious barracuda appeared and ate half of it in just seconds, leaving the fishermen—and myself—in shock.
The ocean is vast. We cannot patrol all of it. But now environmental groups are getting into the satellite game, watching for illegal fishing boats from the skies. It's just one more example of how high-quality, real-time satellite imagery can change our relationship to the world around us.
I just visited Iceland for the first time! But, due to airport chaos, I was only there for exactly 36 hours. Here's what I learned from my short trip, camping out on ice and dunking myself in the country's steaming hot springs.
Frilled sharks have been around for 80 million years, but they are very rarely seen. So it was quite the event when one of these "living fossils" was snared in an Australian fishing net last week.
Watching this Brazilian girl fishing piranhas barefoot made me cringe. Watching the water boil when the piranhas devour a piece of raw meat she is holding inches away from them made me cringe a bit more. But watching her doing it with such ease is what impresses me the most.
Red Bull is animating crazy surfer stories and this one from surfer Dean 'Dingo' Morrison is a doozy. It starts when he decides to buy a boat to try and catch the biggest fish he can. But him and his friends get too drunk and capsize the boat and end up swimming from island to island in search of rescue.