Sea Control

Sea Control 256 - Reporting from the Sea with Ian Urbina

Episode Summary

Host Walker Mills talks with Pulitzer Prize winning author and investigative journalist Ian Urbina about his recent article in the New Yorker about fish meal and his book The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier. Ian describes his experiences reporting from the sea, the impacts of IUU fishing, sea farer abandonment and the concept of “sea blindness.” Lastly, Ian talks about how the Outlaw Ocean Project is “breaking the mold” of traditional journalism and increasing their reach to raise awareness of ocean issues. 

Episode Notes


1. “Fish Farming is Feeding the Globe. What’s the Cost for Locals?” by Ian Urbina, The New Yorker, March 1, 2021.
2. The Outlaw Ocean Project website.
3. Sea Control 225: IUU Fishing and the Evolution of the Sea Shepherd with Dr. Claude Berube, CIMSEC, January 31, 2021.
4. Sea Control 218: Coastal Insecurity, Ansar Al-Sunnah, and Women in Maritime Security with Kelly Moss and Lexie van Buskirk, CIMSEC, December 20, 2020.
5. Sea Control 219: USCG Commandant Admiral Karl Schultz, CIMSEC, December 27, 2020.
6. The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier, Ian Urbina, Penguin Books, 2020.