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A New York Times Editorial Most of the world’s important commercial fish species have been declining for years. Nearly one-fourth are unable, essentially, to reproduce. The biggest cause of the deterioration in ocean health — bigger than climate change or pollution — is overfishing. American fisheries are in better shape than most but not by … Continue reading Ocean Rescue
On June 12, President Obama took the first step toward fundamentally changing US ocean conservation. The President’s proclamation on ocean policy and marine spatial planning will transform how America governs our oceans. He gave federal agencies 180 days to create the ecosystem-based framework for managing our ocean’s places, a major departure from the current system, … Continue reading President Barack Obama: Creating a Sea Change
MCBI and 31 other organizations wrote a letter to the EPA asking them to address ocean acidification through their powers under the Clean Water Act: On behalf of the American Fisheries Society, Blue Ocean Institute, California Coastkeeper Alliance, Campaign to Safeguard America’s Waters, Center for Biological Diversity, Clean Water Network, CORALations, Coral Reef Alliance, Environmental … Continue reading EPA, do something about Ocean Acidification!
Wegmans, quite possibly the best grocery store in the US, has decided to stop selling Marlin, swordfish, and billfish in all of their 72 stores in response to the Take Marlin Off the Menu campaign. Marlin is one of least sustainable fish sold in the US, not to mention that they are high in mercury … Continue reading Grocery Stores Stop Selling Marlin
The New York TimesBy MARK BITTMAN IN 1994, I published my first book, “Fish: The Complete Guide to Buying and Cooking.” The premise was straightforward: if you buy fish fresh and cook it simply, you’ll eat well. It quickly became much more complicated, because “Fish” appeared in the midst of a revolution, one that has … Continue reading Loving Fish, This Time With the Fish in Mind
The New York Times By The Editors (Photo: Scott Tuason/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images) It’s been more than 20 years since conservationists pushed tuna fleets to stop using fishing methods that killed tens of thousands of dolphins a year. Since then, choices for seafood-eating consumers have become more complex and confusing. Seafood from distant waters … Continue reading The Seafood Eater’s Latest Conundrum
The Garden IslandBy Coco Zickos – The Garden Island LIHU‘E — The recent murders of two critically endangered Hawaiian monk seals has prompted many community members and organizations to respond in the ancient species’ defense. Surfrider Foundation Kaua‘i announced Thursday that it will be offering a monetary reward to anyone with information which could lead … Continue reading Reward offered in monk seal slayings
The Surfrider Foundation’s Kaua’i chapter has issued a $4,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the recent killings of two Hawaiian monk seals on the island. A pregnant female seal was apparently shot to death last month. A male monk seal was also found dead on a … Continue reading Surfrider Foundation Kaua’i issues reward in monk seal killings
On World Oceans Day, Dr. Elliott A. Norse, President and Founder of Marine Conservation Biology Institute, was presented with the Dr. Nancy Foster Award for Habitat Conservation today by NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, Office of Habitat Conservation. The Dr. Nancy Foster Habitat Conservation Award honors a commitment of excellence in service to habitat conservation. … Continue reading Dr. Elliott A. Norse receives Dr. Nancy Foster Award for Habitat Conservation