Op-ed by Rare in the New York Times: How to Catch Fish and Save Fisheries

The journal Science recently published the first comprehensive analysis of more than 10,000 fisheries — roughly 80 percent of our global fish catch. The conclusion: fish populations worldwide are swiftly declining. This global analysis paints a stark new picture of a global ocean fished to exhaustion in an increasingly hungry world.

So, why are we hopeful? It’s because the analysis of global fisheries has a silver lining. We have not reached a point of no return. We have time. Solutions exist. Continue reading

Pride of Place: A powerful emotion motivates athletes, local communities and me

Pride in Action

As Rare’s programs evolve and deepen in complexity, they will always retain the foundation upon which they were built: pride of place. The power of pride supports upland farmers signing reciprocal water agreements or fisher’s adopting TURF-reserves (territorial user rights in fisheries). Pride also motivates the wider communities to create an enabling and supportive environment for resource–user behavior change, just as Olympic spectators encourage athletes to unimaginable success. Continue reading