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Scourge of the Lionfish (Episode #110)

KQED World: Sat, May 25, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

Lionfish are beautiful, colorful reef fish found throughout the Indian and Pacific oceans - that's the good news. The bad news is they're now found all over the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic coasts of North and South America as well. Alien to those waters, lionfish are the perfect invasive species - aggressive, without predators, prolific breeders and tolerant of a wide range of conditions. Numbering in the millions, they are damaging to native fish species. Diving in the Bahamas to help clear lionfish from reefs, sitting down to a lionfish dinner in the Yucatan and joining a lionfish-only fishing derby in Florida, Carl Safina learns how people are fighting back.

Cod Comeback? (Episode #109)

KQED World: Sat, May 25, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

In the rich fishing grounds of New England and Canada, it seemed as if cod would never run out - until they did. Fishing communities from Newfoundland to Massachusetts fell apart. Widespread closures in the 1990s aimed to let the cod recover, but it's been a long wait. Carl Safina goes fishing to find some of the first signs that the famous codfish just might, indeed, be coming back.

Scourge of the Lionfish (Episode #110)

KQED World: Tue, May 21, 2013 -- 12:30 PM

Lionfish are beautiful, colorful reef fish found throughout the Indian and Pacific oceans - that's the good news. The bad news is they're now found all over the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic coasts of North and South America as well. Alien to those waters, lionfish are the perfect invasive species - aggressive, without predators, prolific breeders and tolerant of a wide range of conditions. Numbering in the millions, they are damaging to native fish species. Diving in the Bahamas to help clear lionfish from reefs, sitting down to a lionfish dinner in the Yucatan and joining a lionfish-only fishing derby in Florida, Carl Safina learns how people are fighting back.

Cod Comeback? (Episode #109)

KQED World: Tue, May 21, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

In the rich fishing grounds of New England and Canada, it seemed as if cod would never run out - until they did. Fishing communities from Newfoundland to Massachusetts fell apart. Widespread closures in the 1990s aimed to let the cod recover, but it's been a long wait. Carl Safina goes fishing to find some of the first signs that the famous codfish just might, indeed, be coming back.

Scourge of the Lionfish (Episode #110)

KQED World: Tue, May 21, 2013 -- 6:30 AM

Lionfish are beautiful, colorful reef fish found throughout the Indian and Pacific oceans - that's the good news. The bad news is they're now found all over the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic coasts of North and South America as well. Alien to those waters, lionfish are the perfect invasive species - aggressive, without predators, prolific breeders and tolerant of a wide range of conditions. Numbering in the millions, they are damaging to native fish species. Diving in the Bahamas to help clear lionfish from reefs, sitting down to a lionfish dinner in the Yucatan and joining a lionfish-only fishing derby in Florida, Carl Safina learns how people are fighting back.

Cod Comeback? (Episode #109)

KQED World: Tue, May 21, 2013 -- 6:00 AM

In the rich fishing grounds of New England and Canada, it seemed as if cod would never run out - until they did. Fishing communities from Newfoundland to Massachusetts fell apart. Widespread closures in the 1990s aimed to let the cod recover, but it's been a long wait. Carl Safina goes fishing to find some of the first signs that the famous codfish just might, indeed, be coming back.

Trinidad's Turtle Giants (Episode #108H)

KQED World: Sat, May 18, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

After local leaders launched a crusade to end the slaughter of Trinidad's thousand-pound leatherback turtles, the turtles were transformed from shark bait to tourist attraction. Now Trinidad's beaches support 80 percent of the entire Caribbean's leatherbacks and nearby villages make a great living catering to the visitors.

River of Kings, Part 2 (Episode #107H)

KQED World: Sat, May 18, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

In the second part of this two-part special, Carl Safina meets the tribal leaders who inspired this grand vision of restoration, which has its roots in the native fishing rights campaigns of the 1960s; and our cameras discover some of the first wild Chinook salmon, descended miraculously from hatchery stock, now beginning to re-populate the Nisqually's pristine spawning grounds.

Trinidad's Turtle Giants (Episode #108H)

KQED World: Tue, May 14, 2013 -- 12:30 PM

After local leaders launched a crusade to end the slaughter of Trinidad's thousand-pound leatherback turtles, the turtles were transformed from shark bait to tourist attraction. Now Trinidad's beaches support 80 percent of the entire Caribbean's leatherbacks and nearby villages make a great living catering to the visitors.

River of Kings, Part 2 (Episode #107H)

KQED World: Tue, May 14, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

In the second part of this two-part special, Carl Safina meets the tribal leaders who inspired this grand vision of restoration, which has its roots in the native fishing rights campaigns of the 1960s; and our cameras discover some of the first wild Chinook salmon, descended miraculously from hatchery stock, now beginning to re-populate the Nisqually's pristine spawning grounds.

Trinidad's Turtle Giants (Episode #108H)

KQED World: Tue, May 14, 2013 -- 6:30 AM

After local leaders launched a crusade to end the slaughter of Trinidad's thousand-pound leatherback turtles, the turtles were transformed from shark bait to tourist attraction. Now Trinidad's beaches support 80 percent of the entire Caribbean's leatherbacks and nearby villages make a great living catering to the visitors.

River of Kings, Part 2 (Episode #107H)

KQED World: Tue, May 14, 2013 -- 6:00 AM

In the second part of this two-part special, Carl Safina meets the tribal leaders who inspired this grand vision of restoration, which has its roots in the native fishing rights campaigns of the 1960s; and our cameras discover some of the first wild Chinook salmon, descended miraculously from hatchery stock, now beginning to re-populate the Nisqually's pristine spawning grounds.

River of Kings, Part 1 (Episode #106H)

KQED World: Sat, May 11, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

For millennia, the Nisqually Indians relied on Chinook salmon caught in the Nisqually River. Now the river's wild Chinook are extinct, and the tribe runs a hatchery to keep their fishery going. But an unusual coalition of tribal leaders, private partners and government agencies is working to restore the river from top to bottom, from its source in the glaciers of Mount Rainier to the estuary that empties into Puget Sound. Led by the Nisqually tribe, the restoration aims to fill the river once again with abundant, magnificent wild salmon. In the restoration, urban rain gardens filter runoff and augment river flow, new logjams deepen and cool its waters and farms returned to marshland provide new places for young salmon to shelter and grow.

Swordfish!, Part 2 (Episode #105H)

KQED World: Sat, May 11, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

Story about sustainable harpoon fishing of swordfish focusing on a group of fishermen in Nova Scotia.

River of Kings, Part 1 (Episode #106H)

KQED World: Tue, May 7, 2013 -- 12:30 PM

For millennia, the Nisqually Indians relied on Chinook salmon caught in the Nisqually River. Now the river's wild Chinook are extinct, and the tribe runs a hatchery to keep their fishery going. But an unusual coalition of tribal leaders, private partners and government agencies is working to restore the river from top to bottom, from its source in the glaciers of Mount Rainier to the estuary that empties into Puget Sound. Led by the Nisqually tribe, the restoration aims to fill the river once again with abundant, magnificent wild salmon. In the restoration, urban rain gardens filter runoff and augment river flow, new logjams deepen and cool its waters and farms returned to marshland provide new places for young salmon to shelter and grow.

Swordfish!, Part 2 (Episode #105H)

KQED World: Tue, May 7, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

Story about sustainable harpoon fishing of swordfish focusing on a group of fishermen in Nova Scotia.

River of Kings, Part 1 (Episode #106H)

KQED World: Tue, May 7, 2013 -- 6:30 AM

For millennia, the Nisqually Indians relied on Chinook salmon caught in the Nisqually River. Now the river's wild Chinook are extinct, and the tribe runs a hatchery to keep their fishery going. But an unusual coalition of tribal leaders, private partners and government agencies is working to restore the river from top to bottom, from its source in the glaciers of Mount Rainier to the estuary that empties into Puget Sound. Led by the Nisqually tribe, the restoration aims to fill the river once again with abundant, magnificent wild salmon. In the restoration, urban rain gardens filter runoff and augment river flow, new logjams deepen and cool its waters and farms returned to marshland provide new places for young salmon to shelter and grow.

Swordfish!, Part 2 (Episode #105H)

KQED World: Tue, May 7, 2013 -- 6:00 AM

Story about sustainable harpoon fishing of swordfish focusing on a group of fishermen in Nova Scotia.

Swordfish!, Part 1 (Episode #104H)

KQED World: Sat, May 4, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

Story about sustainable harpoon fishing focusing on a group of Canadian fishermen off Nova Scotia.

Destination Baja (Episode #103H)

KQED World: Sat, May 4, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

A remarkable success story of how local fishing people developed a whale-watching co-op that now caters to tourists from all over the world. The co-op runs not only the tourist accommodations, but also polices the lagoon, regulates access to the whales, and preserves most of the area as a quiet sanctuary for the whales and their calves. And it's not just whales -- there are now several other highly successful, self-regulated fishing co-ops along Baja's Pacific coast.

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