WEATHER »

Report Reveals Low Ocean Food Production


A yearly report on the status of the world’s oceans headed by UCSB professor Ben Halpern found high marks for biodiversity and coastal livelihoods and economies, but a low mark for food production. The analysis, called the Ocean Health Index, scores categories on a 100-point scale, with the higher numbers the better. The 33 score for food production, scientists say, is alarming due to the world’s ever-increasing population. For more information, visit oceanhealthindex.org.

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



event calendar sponsored by:

Hundreds Protest Trump’s Family Separation Policy

Another demonstration is planned for June 30 in De La Guerra Plaza.

Goleta Mayor and Council Salaries to Go to the Ballot

Voters asked to consider higher salaries to bring greater diversity to city government.

New Libertarian Group Seeks Major Redistricting Shakeup

Reason in Government is seeking to create an independent committee.

S.B. Attorney Gets Convicted Killer Off Death Row

Robert Lewis Jr. was deemed too intellectually disabled.

Public Trashes Hollister Ranch Deal

The California Coastal Conservancy received over 600 angry letters.