The first is a short article from Scientific American about some recent research that identifies ten biodiversity hotspots where conservation is becoming extremely important. An opinion piece from Christian Science Monitor claims there is a need for no-take marine reserves to protect fish populations and fisheries. A page from the Pew Oceans Commission gives some information about overfishing and other ecosystem impacts of fish harvesting. The Pew Oceans Commission also has this more in-depth report on Environmental Impacts and Policy Options of US Aquaculture. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's fisheries Web site offers a great deal of information on many aspects of fishing. A downloadable report on the economic and social implications of marine protected areas offers a unique perspective on both the costs and benefits associated with them. The Fish & Seafood Trade Association of the National Fisheries Institute shares their perspective on key environmental issues through this Web page. Lastly, the Audubon Society has provided various downloadable wallet cards to help seafood lovers choose their purchases wisely.


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