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Blue Swimming Crab Fishery

A fisherman catches blue swimming crabs in the Phillippines.

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Blue Swimming Crab Processing

Women workers of blue swimming crab meat picking station in Bantayan, Cebu.

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Minh Phu black tiger shrimp

Minh Phu Seafood Corporation, a global leader in processing and exporting frozen shrimp products, will collaborate with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, SGS, the Asian Seafood Improvement Collaborative and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace to help an estimated 20,000 small-scale shrimp farms producing black tiger shrimp in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta achieve a green Best Choice rating from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program, by 2025. The collaboration was announced October 30, 2018, at the Our Ocean conference in Bali, Indonesia.

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Small scale shrimp farm in Vietnam

The new collaboration between Minh Phu Seafood Corporation, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, SGS, the Asian Seafood Improvement Collaborative and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace aims to help an  estimated 20,000 small-scale shrimp farms in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta achieve a green Best Choice rating from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program, by 2025. The collaboration was announced October 30, 2018, at the Our Ocean conference in Bali, Indonesia.

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Vietnam Sustainable Shrimp Alliance Announced

The Vietnam Sustainable Shrimp Alliance formed to improve the environmental sustainability of the shrimp aquaculture sector and support livelihoods in Cà Mau Province, Vietnam.

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Bold New Partnership to Improve the Blue Swimming Crab Fishery In the Visayan Sea

Public-private partnership formed to improve the sustainability of the blue swimming crab fishery in the Visayan Sea to a minimum of a Seafood Watch yellow Good Alternative rating by 2022.

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Pelagic Red Crabs Outside Monterey Bay Aquarium

Microplastic particles are not only common from the surface to the seafloor, but they're also being eaten by animals such as giant larvaceans and pelagic red crabs and incorporated into marine food webs.

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Plastic on the Beach

Most plastic pollution in the ocean originates on land. This study confirmed the origin of ocean microplastics sampled was from consumer plastic products such as single-use drink bottles and to-go containers, not from fishing gear.

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Larvacean Sampler

Using MBARI's underwater robots, equipped with sampling devices designed specifically for this project, the researchers filtered plastic particles out of seawater on multiple occasions at two different locations and at various depths--from five to 1,000 meters below the surface of Monterey Bay, California.

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