Marine Conservation Institute is currently researching various surveillance technologies that can be used for enforcement purposes to limit illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing within remote marine protected areas and US marine monuments in the Pacific. Monitoring and enforcement of rules in marine protected areas can be expensive, especially in remote places, with current technologies … Continue reading GLORES Team Evaluates Drone Sailboats to Help Patrol and Enforce Rules in Remote Marine Protected Areas
As I write, the media are directing the world’s eyes to Sochi, Russia, using winter sports to sell nations’ prestige, individuals’ stories and what ABC’s Wide World of Sports! called “the thrill of victory… and the agony of defeat…” Great numbers of people are engaged, then captivated, then elated or crushed, depending on whether our … Continue reading How the Sochi Olympics Helps Countries Win GLORES
Marine Conservation Institute today highlighted important new research by Graham J. Edgar et al, featured this week in the preeminent journal Nature, demonstrating that strong protection and management are critical factors to marine protected area effectiveness. One of the key components of the Global Ocean Refuge System (GLORES, pronounced glôr-ees), a new initiative recently announced by Marine Conservation Institute, is establishing clear, consistent criteria for the best locations, strong protection, effective management and credible enforcement for marine protected areas.
The world recently turned its attention to the tragic and senseless slaughter of dolphins in Taiji, Japan. The killings occur after the “best” individuals are taken for aquarium and swim-with-dolphin-programs around the world. Rather than release the remainder of the dolphins, they are butchered – barbarically by anyone’s standards. As if this isn’t bad enough, … Continue reading Dolphin Slaughters and Paper Parks
Bess I was raised in Tupelo, MS, went to school in Lexington, VA, and spent the last summer in Ashton, ID. Sensing a pattern? I’ve never lived in a city, much less one of DC’s magnitude. Forty-five-minute commutes and public transportation are way outside of my past experiences, but I have found those elements much … Continue reading Interns in the City