By Mark Kurlansky

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With tight fishing regulations, one would imagine the fish coming back. But this has not happened. Photo: UNDP India / Dhiraj Singh
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The problem of overfishing is not a failure of fishermen, it is a failure of government. Fishermen fish and governments regulate. Photo: UNDP Albania/Claudia Amico
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Bleached coral is a sign of imbalance. Carbon dioxide, the leading cause of climate change, is absorbed by the sea, where it produces a chemical reaction that makes the water more acidic, diminishing the ability for growth in coral, shellfish, and certain plankton. Photo: Mark Spalding

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