Eric Schwaab of NOAA Fisheries giving a presentation Marine Conservation Institute’s Mike Gravitz, Rachel Keylon, and Kate Yentes spent much of this week participating in the Blue Vision Summit 4 put on by the Blue Frontier Campaign. The purpose of this summit is to bring together diverse groups and individuals from the marine conservation community … Continue reading Marine Conservation Institute at the Blue Vision Summit!
Last week, more progress was made toward protecting our oceans.In fact, in the course of one meeting, two great things happened. First, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works approved Senator Landrieu’s bill, S. 1400, also known as the RESTORE Act.RESTORE stands for Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the … Continue reading One Step Closer to Helping Our Oceans!
Last week in DC, the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation hosted Capitol Hill Ocean Week, or CHOW. It was a week full of interesting, insightful, and invigorating discussions about the state of our waters, and what needs to be done in the future. The theme of the week was “American Prosperity and Global Security: Ocean Solutions … Continue reading Capitol Hill Swept Up by Oceans Week
Photo courtesy of: http://dpw.lacounty.gov/epd/aboutthebag/ordinance.cfm Wouldn’t it be great if you could help fulfill a national responsibility to give back to the environment, without shelling out money? Luckily, there is! A bipartisan bill has been introduced which would use money the government is already receiving and give it back to the oceans. Senator Whitehouse (RI) and … Continue reading Protect Our Waters, It’s Free!