News clips for Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Barney Bishop: New oceans policy from Washington threatens Florida’s core industries- Bradenton Herald- Editorial that opposes creating a National Ocean Policy CSC support recreational anglers- ESPN – USA- Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) member Rep. Adam Putnam and CSC House co-chair Rep. Dan Boren sent a letter today to the Chair of the Interagency Ocean Policy
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Trying to crack an ocean mystery: What caused killer algal blooms?

By Craig WelchSeattle Times environment reporter The mysterious bird-killing algae that coated Washington’s ocean beaches this fall with slimy foam was the biggest and longest-lasting harmful algal bloom to hit the Northwest coast. Now the phenomenon that killed at least 10,000 seabirds — more than any known event of its kind — has scientists consumed
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News clips November 26-30, 2009

Fisheries My View: Good news on global tuna, swordfishing fronts- Gloucester Daily Times- editorial by Jim Balsiger, acting assistant administrator for NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service Global deal signed to outlaw illegal fishing- fishupdate.com Fish fight crucial to survival of islanders- Sydney Morning Herald- Fishing for tuna in Kiribati ‘Ghost-fishing’ study to pull up lobster
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