News clips for Friday, October 9th, 2009

Ocean promotion- Honolulu Weekly – About the National Ocean Policy CEQ Hearing in Honolulu last week- WESPAC expressed concern about the proposed National Ocean Policy. Deep Water- Wildfowl Magazine- talks about how NOP ignores recreational fishing’s economic impact Diplomacy Under the Sea- CBS News- The world’s first-ever underwater cabinet meeting to take place in the
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Our oceans reflect our health

The Daily Astorian Editorial President needs to build a conservation legacy – starting nowIt is one of the significant ironies of 20th century environmentalism that pro-business Richard Nixon left an impressive conservation legacy while several Democratic presidents did disappointingly little. Various explanations have been offered for this. Nixon may have strongly perceived the desirability for
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Panel calls for new approach to federal ocean management

By Bridget Macdonald | Medill News Service WASHINGTON — The Obama administration’s Ocean Policy Council is calling for a coordinated approach to restoring fragile ocean areas, many of which have been damaged by decades of piecemeal management decisions by the federal government. According to Larry Crowder, a professor of marine biology at Duke University, dividing
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Aquacalypse Now – The end of fish

The New RepublicDaniel Pauly Our oceans have been the victims of a giant Ponzi scheme, waged with Bernie Madoff–like callousness by the world’s fisheries. Beginning in the 1950s, as their operations became increasingly industrialized–with onboard refrigeration, acoustic fish-finders, and, later, GPS–they first depleted stocks of cod, hake, flounder, sole, and halibut in the Northern Hemisphere.
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