Deep-Sea Fisheries News Story Features President Elliott Norse

Marine Conservation Institute’s President Elliott Norse was lead author on a recent paper published in Marine Policy on the unsustainablity of deep-sea fishing. The results have been getting incredible press, and it continues in this excellent news story from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. This story talks about deep-sea fishing and aquaculture, and features Elliott looking
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National Ocean Policy Hearing

On July 19, 2010, President Obama issued Executive Order 13547, “Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes,” known as the National Ocean Policy. The executive order establishes a national policy to protect, maintain and restore the ecological health of our ocean, coasts and Great Lakes, and to promote sustainable uses of these
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Decline and recovery of coral reefs linked to 700 years of human and environmental activity

Historical reconstruction reveals humans contributed to both degradation and recovery of coral reefs IMAGE: This photo demonstrates several colonies of Montipora sp coral located in Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, that are being overgrown and smothered by the alien invasive algae Gorilla Ogo (Gracilaria salicornia), and… Click here for more information. STONY BROOK, NY and STANFORD, Calif.,
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One Step Closer to Helping Our Oceans!

Last week, more progress was made toward protecting our oceans.In fact, in the course of one meeting, two great things happened. First, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works approved Senator Landrieu’s bill, S. 1400, also known as the RESTORE Act.RESTORE stands for Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the
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Helping Species in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

Check out what’s going on currently in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, and the efforts there to save some of our endangered species! Marine Conservation Institute was a strong advocate of the designation of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, and we continue to support efforts to protect the resources there. Hawaiian birds get new home in case
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Marine Conservation Institute in the News!

Check out this great article from the Washington Post, featuring our President and CEO, Elliott Norse, PhD: Scientists Call for End to Deep-Sea Fishing By Juliet Eilperin, Published: September 6 Industrial fishing in the deep sea should be banned because it has depleted fish stocks that take longer to recover than other species, according to
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Degraded Reefs in One of Our Monuments

Kingman Reef: Black Reef vs. Pristine Reef (photos: Gareth Williams and Jim Maragos) Imagine turquoise waters teeming with vibrant corals, colorful fish, graceful turtles, and menacing sharks. Now imagine cloudy ocean waters crowded with dark red and black algae and bacteria, devoid of wildlife. Unfortunately, the latter is happening in some of our nation’s reefs.
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The Latest News!

Here’s this week’s roundup of interesting news stories that relate to our work at Marine Conservation Institute. As always, let us know what you think! Researchers rescue seals caught in marine debris Houston Chronicle: Researchers rescued nine Hawaiian monk seals caught in fish nets and other marine debris this summer during an annual trip to
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