On the Tide

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Fisheries body to assess bottom trawling and possibly restrict practice

The Canadian Press MONTREAL — The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization will assess the impact of bottom trawling on several fishing grounds outside Canada’s 200-mile limit and close them if it finds the fishing method harms vulnerable sea life, the fisheries management group announced Wednesday. Environmentalists at a NAFO meeting in Montreal praised the decision after … Continue reading Fisheries body to assess bottom trawling and possibly restrict practice

The Next Ocean: Humanity’s extra CO2 could brew a new kind of sea

Science NewsWeek of 15-March, 2008Vol 173 (11), p. 170 Susan Milius Terrie Klinger is starting to wonder about the future of kelp sex. It’s a delicate business in the best of times, and the 21st century is putting marine life to the acid test. Klinger, of the University of Washington in Seattle, studies the winged … Continue reading The Next Ocean: Humanity’s extra CO2 could brew a new kind of sea