MCBI’s Dr. Lance Morgan discusses impacts of dragging (bottom trawling)on the seafloor.View the video on the Finding Coral website.
Time to Stop Bottom Trawling on the High Seas http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0616msQC_M
Times OnlineJonathan Leake, Environment Editor THOUGH still an island, Britain is now surrounded by desert. New research has shown that repeated trawling has turned much of the sea bed around the UK into a barren wasteland. Scientists using deep sea photography and painstaking analysis of hundreds of years of fishing records have discovered an underwater … Continue reading British sea bed ‘trawled into a wasteland’
See more videos from the Finding Coral expedition.
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