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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

Scientists’ statement on the reauthorization of the US Coral Reef Conservation Act

All natural and social scientists who study coral reef ecosystems and the coastal and island communities which depend on them are urged to sign-on to the following scientists’ statement regarding the reauthorization of the United States’ Coral Reef Conservation Act. This statement is an open letter to Congress intended to garner support for the strongest … Continue reading Scientists’ statement on the reauthorization of the US Coral Reef Conservation Act

The dawn of a new age of undersea research

Image credit University of Washington Didn’t Batman have one of these? I want one for Christmas. With a wingspan 20 feet across the XRay autonomously glides through the water collecting data for scientific modeling of oceanographic systems. The XRay was tested in Monterey Bay earlier this year. Expect schools of robot fish and other autonomous … Continue reading The dawn of a new age of undersea research