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Coral Health Depends on Ridge to Reef Ecosystem Management

Although the connection between land practices and the health of coral reefs is well established, this article provides further evidence as to why a broad approach to ecosystem management is particularly important for the conservation and management of coral reef ecosystems….. From the Environment News Service HONOLULU, Hawaii, October 4, 2007 (ENS) – Coral reefs … Continue reading Coral Health Depends on Ridge to Reef Ecosystem Management

MCBI at the UN: Supporting High Seas Conservation

On Wednesday, Oct. 3, the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC) and Greenpeace held a briefing for the G77 Forum at UN headquarters in New York City. Steven Lutz, Ocean Policy Analyst for Marine Conservation Biology Institute (MCBI), attended and represented MCBI as a member of the DSCC supporting high seas conservation. Entitled “The State of … Continue reading MCBI at the UN: Supporting High Seas Conservation

October is National Seafood Month!

Show your continued commitment to promoting healthy oceans by making sustainable seafood choices. Know where your fish comes from, and support fisheries that don’t harm the environment. Make sure you have the most up to date Seafood Watch card for your area from the Monterey Bay Aquarium: http://www.mbayaq.org/cr/seafoodwatch.asp Also check out this sustainable seafood blog … Continue reading October is National Seafood Month!

Global seafood industry must adapt to demand for ‘greener’ fish, UN official says

The $400-billion global seafood industry has no choice but to adapt to intensifying demand from retailers and consumers for environmentally friendly ‘greener’ fish that are not taken from overexploited stocks, farmed in ponds where mangroves once stood or caught in nets that also snag endangered turtles, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization … Continue reading Global seafood industry must adapt to demand for ‘greener’ fish, UN official says

NOAA Shifting to Industry Control Over Fishing Observers Death Knell for Independent Monitoring of Marine Mammal and Over-Fishing

From the Marine Fish Conservation Network:FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 24, 2007 WASHINGTON – September 24 – A plan to put substantially more fishing observers under direct industry control precludes independent monitoring and saps protections for shrinking fish populations, endangered sea turtles and marine mammals, according to comments filed today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). … Continue reading NOAA Shifting to Industry Control Over Fishing Observers Death Knell for Independent Monitoring of Marine Mammal and Over-Fishing