On the Tide

The blog of Marine Conservation Institute

News Clips, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009

Three articles that are critical of the Ocean Policy Task Force’s interim report on National Ocean Policy: Obama Administration Ignores $125 Billion Sportfishing Industry in New Ocean and Great Lakes Management Policy BASS is Among the Leaders in the Fight to Protect Access for 60 Million Anglers Feds meddling with access– Editorial Other news: Ecosystem … Continue reading News Clips, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009

News Clips October 2-5, 2009

Policy Angling for access– Recreation fishing interests see task force as major threat to impose closures Regional issues put before ocean panel Don’t Expect New Marine Sanctuaries Under Obama Senate Democrats Unveil Bill to Curb Climate Change, Create Jobs Reporters honored– Grantham PrizCoral Coral Is red coral on the brink? Coral bleaching increases chances of … Continue reading News Clips October 2-5, 2009

Aquacalypse Now – The end of fish

The New RepublicDaniel Pauly Our oceans have been the victims of a giant Ponzi scheme, waged with Bernie Madoff–like callousness by the world’s fisheries. Beginning in the 1950s, as their operations became increasingly industrialized–with onboard refrigeration, acoustic fish-finders, and, later, GPS–they first depleted stocks of cod, hake, flounder, sole, and halibut in the Northern Hemisphere. … Continue reading Aquacalypse Now – The end of fish

News Clips October 1, 2009

New Insights Into Marine Ecosystems And Fisheries Production NRDC Asks Obama Administration to List Endangered Whale Species NOAA Awards Funds to Improve Toxic Algal Bloom Predictions in the Western Gulf of Mexico House votes to expand national marine sanctuary Environment: Baby Monk-Seal Born in Mauritanian Reserve Prosecutors Offer Fisherman Plea Deal In Whale Disentanglement Case … Continue reading News Clips October 1, 2009

News clips Sep. 26-30, 2009

Federal Funding Panel says spend more on national parks; [See also: The Future of Our Parks– NY Times Editorial about Parks appropriations funding] USDA to fund conservation effort in 12 states– Mississippi River water quality Fisheries South Atlantic Deepwater Corals Protected From Fishing Gear Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization Takes Strong New Action to Protect Fish … Continue reading News clips Sep. 26-30, 2009

News Clips: Friday, Sep. 25th, 2009

White House task force gets input in R.I. on a national oceans policy– The Providence Journal.[see also: R.I. leads the way on oceans, say Obama officials– Providence Journal; Wind power a factor in sea plan for East Coast– Associated Press; Hearing explores federal ocean plan–Cape Cod Online; East Coast federal ocean hearing Thursday in Providence– … Continue reading News Clips: Friday, Sep. 25th, 2009

News Clips: Sept. 23-24th, 2009

National Ocean Policy East Coast federal ocean hearing Thursday in Providence– Boston Globe [see also National panel seeks local views on ocean planning– Providence Journal] A landmark day for the ocean– Press Release from Ocean Conservancy White House Proposes National Ocean Council to Chart Course for Ocean Health– Environmental News Service Climate Change FACTBOX: The … Continue reading News Clips: Sept. 23-24th, 2009

Broad Ocean Conservation Goals Pose Significant New Challenges

By ALLISON WINTER of Greenwire A comprehensive new ocean management plan proposed yesterday by the Obama administration aims to make sweeping changes in federal management and set ocean conservation as a top national priority. But translating those lofty goals into new approaches in agency management for land and water resources may prove difficult, ocean experts … Continue reading Broad Ocean Conservation Goals Pose Significant New Challenges