The company said it was unable to find "sufficient" amounts of oil and natural gas to warrant continued drilling.
The Great Mayan Reef wowed Darwin and Cousteau, and was under threat of oil drilling by Belize's government. A civil movement to stop the plan forced Belize to drop its appeals aimed at opening offshore drilling.
Shell's Arctic Drilling Is Far More Risky Than the Company Is Telling Shareholders, Say Conservationists
In a petition to the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the groups say that a spill in the Arctic Ocean could cost the company tens of billions of dollars.
An ocean conservation organisation has started a campaign to bring easily replenished small fish like anchovies and herring to restaurant menus. Ferran Adrià, René Redzepi, and Grant Achatz are already on board.
Tiny fish species such as the anchovy have been fished almost to extinction in waters across the world. New West Coast legislation takes action to protect such so-called forage fish—and could eventually be used as a model globally.