Tagged Antiquities Act

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 19

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Massachusetts creates new commission to study ocean acidification; police seize scallop catch and arrest New Bedford captain; Senator Warren calls for Rafael’s permits to stay in New Bedford; and Massachusetts lawmakers tell Trump to keep marine monument protections. … More Info »

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against New England’s Marine National Monument

A federal judge ruled that the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument was lawfully created. The ruling confirms that the Antiquities Act can be used to protect the ocean, keeping these underwater spaces safe from commercial fishing and oil drilling. … More Info »

Celebrating the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts

Happy Anniversary! This Saturday, September 15th, marks two years since President Obama designated the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, providing full and permanent protection for this remarkable ecosystem for generations to come. … More Info »

Congressman Boehlert: New England’s ocean treasures deserve protection

This post is an excerpt from an opinion piece in The Patriot Ledger, in which former Rep. Sherwood Boehlert (Republican, former Chair of the House Science Committee) expresses his support of marine national monument designation for the New England Coral Canyons and Seamounts. … More Info »

Marine National Monuments Make Sense

On Wednesday, September 29, members of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Water, Power, and Oceans discussed and heard testimony from witnesses on potential Marine National Monument designations in the Atlantic Ocean and off the coast of Alaska. As New England Aquarium CEO Nigella Hillgarth says in her recent op-ed, “Let’s hope they also heard the urgency of acting before it is too late to set aside some unique and special places in our oceans for the benefit of current and future generations.” … More Info »

Setting the Record Straight: Marine Monuments Have a Long, Proud Legacy

Opponents who spoke at NOAA’s town hall event argued that the monument designation process is undemocratic, and that decisions about how to manage these areas should be left to the New England Fishery Management Council, which oversees fishing in the region’s federal waters. Let’s set the record straight on a few things. … More Info »