British sea bed ‘trawled into a wasteland’

Times OnlineJonathan Leake, Environment Editor THOUGH still an island, Britain is now surrounded by desert. New research has shown that repeated trawling has turned much of the sea bed around the UK into a barren wasteland. Scientists using deep sea photography and painstaking analysis of hundreds of years of fishing records have discovered an underwater … Continue reading British sea bed ‘trawled into a wasteland’

President Barack Obama: Creating a Sea Change

On June 12, President Obama took the first step toward fundamentally changing US ocean conservation. The President’s proclamation on ocean policy and marine spatial planning will transform how America governs our oceans. He gave federal agencies 180 days to create the ecosystem-based framework for managing our ocean’s places, a major departure from the current system, … Continue reading President Barack Obama: Creating a Sea Change

EPA, do something about Ocean Acidification!

MCBI and 31 other organizations wrote a letter to the EPA asking them to address ocean acidification through their powers under the Clean Water Act: On behalf of the American Fisheries Society, Blue Ocean Institute, California Coastkeeper Alliance, Campaign to Safeguard America’s Waters, Center for Biological Diversity, Clean Water Network, CORALations, Coral Reef Alliance, Environmental … Continue reading EPA, do something about Ocean Acidification!

Loving Fish, This Time With the Fish in Mind

The New York TimesBy MARK BITTMAN IN 1994, I published my first book, “Fish: The Complete Guide to Buying and Cooking.” The premise was straightforward: if you buy fish fresh and cook it simply, you’ll eat well. It quickly became much more complicated, because “Fish” appeared in the midst of a revolution, one that has … Continue reading Loving Fish, This Time With the Fish in Mind