Munyaradzi Makoni’s Contributions:
Gabon Dam Development Threatens Fish Habitat
To meet its rapidly growing energy demands, Gabon is looking to build a number of hydropower dams. Depending on where they are built, important fish species could lose access to vital waterways.
Jul 6, 2020 | 750 words, about 3 minutes
Tracking Modern Slavery in the Fishing Industry
Researchers are analyzing the hotspots for recruiting and transporting forced laborers.
May 7, 2020 | 400 words, about 2 minutes
How Rampant Illegal Fishing Is Destabilizing Somalia
New research examines how illegal fishing hurts Somalia’s economy, exacerbates conflicts, and upsets political stability.
Feb 6, 2020 | 500 words, about 2 minutes
Putting Names to Fishers’ Unidentified Sharks
Most sharks and rays caught in the Mediterranean are not identified to a species level, which hampers conservation efforts.
Jun 13, 2019 | 550 words, about 2 minutes
Many Shark Repellents Don’t Work
Scientists pit five commercially available shark repellents against 44 wild great white sharks.
Nov 7, 2018 | 800 words, about 4 minutes
Foreign Fleets Plundered Somalia’s Fish
During decades of civil war, illegal fishers ransacked the country’s waters.
Dec 18, 2017 | 600 words, about 3 minutes
West Africa’s Artisanal Fishers Rival the Industrial Fleet
But they’re much less effective—something scientists hope to change.
May 26, 2017 | 750 words, about 3 minutes