On the Tide

The blog of Marine Conservation Institute

Abandoned seal pup eating well

Wednesday, May 7, 2008Honolulu Advertiser A baby Hawaiian monk seal abandoned by its mother on Kaua’i is eating well and maintaining its weight, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said yesterday. The team caring for the newborn seal said he remains in stable condition, said Wende Goo, a NOAA spokeswoman. “He’s moving around and pooping … Continue reading Abandoned seal pup eating well

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