Protecting Ocean Ecosystems

Navigating a Noisy Ocean

Daily life is loud: cars honking, planes flying, and doors slamming. But we often do not think about how human-generated sounds can travel below the ocean’s surface. Our everyday activities fill the underwater seascape with a chaotic clamor of “ocean noise” that can be detrimental to marine life. … More Info »

Solutions and Innovations

Monitoring Whales from Space: Canada’s Mission to Save North Atlantic Right Whales

Less than 400 North Atlantic right whales remain in the world. While the U.S. and Canada have taken certain steps to protect this critically endangered species, Canada is the first to fund an innovative solution that monitors right whales in a way that can provide more tailored protections on the water. … More Info »

New England Fisheries

Healthier, Climate-Ready Fisheries on the Menu for Congress

The Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA), our federal fisheries law, has not been reauthorized since 2006. And with a robust new draft bill to amend it, House lawmakers are breathing new life into the conversation about managing our nation’s fisheries. … More Info »

Protecting Ocean Ecosystems

More Food on the Table for New England’s Puffins and Terns

Federal fishery managers took decisive action to protect Atlantic herring, a fish many seabirds eat. … More Info »

Protecting Ocean Ecosystems

Dear Mr. President

As we ponder last week’s tragic news about the declining status of North Atlantic right whales, we are heartened by this letter written by Regina Asmutis-Silvia, the Executive Director of Whale and Dolphin Conservation, to the next President of the United States.  Her positive messaging describes the many ways that the President can protect marine mammals for their own benefit, for the ecosystem  benefits they provide to us all, and for the fishermen and women whose livelihoods depend upon a healthy marine environment. … More Info »

The Future of New England Seafood

Fishermen are innovators. And those around them are taking inspiration. Read here about what fishermen and others are doing to help fishing businesses thrive, to create new branding and marketing opportunities for seafood, and to explore unique new ways of conserving New England’s fish populations.

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