Tagged Cashes Ledge

Diverse Stakeholders Voice Their Support at NOAA Town Hall Meeting

Last night, stakeholders from around New England gathered at a town hall meeting in Providence, RI to provide comment to NOAA on a possible Marine Monument designation in the Atlantic Ocean. Overall, speakers commented largely in favor of permanent protection for the Cashes Ledge Closed Area and the New England Coral Canyons and Seamounts. … More Info »

Coastal Businesses Rely on a Healthy Ocean – Support Permanent Protection

For centuries, New England’s economy has been tied to the ocean. We rely on the resources it provides and on the tourism it attracts. Without the ocean, the region would not be the same. This is why representatives from coastal businesses in New England are supporting permanent protection of the Cashes Ledge area and the New England Coral Canyons and Seamounts. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Special Edition

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, we focus on three stories highlighting the importance of a marine national monument designation for our New England ocean treasures. This includes permanent protection for the Cashes Ledge area and the New England Coral Canyons and Seamounts. The NOAA town hall meeting on the topic is tonight from 6 to 8 pm in at the Providence Marriott Downtown in Providence, RI. … More Info »

A Marine National Monument for Marine Mammals

New England is home a number of marine mammal species, including endangered right whales. Naturalists from the New England whale watch industry and the Vice President of Research at the New England Aquarium commented on the importance of protecting the Cashes Ledge area and the New England Coral Canyons and Seamounts for marine mammals and our ocean. … More Info »

Protect Cashes Ledge, Protect Cod

Since its closure in the early 2000s, Atlantic cod have benefited from the protections of Cashes Ledge Closed Area. Cashes Ledge is unique in that it hosts a resident cod population. This is in comparison to migrant cod that travel throughout the Gulf of Maine, as well as Georges Bank, and are often the target of groundfishermen trawl nets. Researchers at GMRI have been able to study how the species vary inside and outside of a closed area. … More Info »

Show Your Support in Providence Next Tuesday

Next week, NOAA is holding a town hall meeting to hear from the public about designating the first Marine National Monument in the Atlantic. The NOAA Town Hall Meeting will be held Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 6-8 p.m. at the Providence Marriott Downtown, 1 Orms St, Providence, RI, in the Sessions/College/Canal Room. … More Info »

Analyzing the Analyst

Saving Seafood concludes that permanent monument protections are both superfluous and undemocratic. They conclude that these areas are safe in the hands of the New England Fishery Management Council. Our own analysis clearly indicates otherwise. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 4

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, environmental groups and stakeholders call for a marine national monument; NOAA announces town hall meeting for canyons and seamounts; Cape and Island lawmakers express concern over federal fishery disaster aid distribution; low clam supply in Maine drives prices up; Portsmouth Public Library celebrates Maritime Month; New Bedford Public Library will display a new fishing industry multi-media exhibit; Martha’s Vineyard commercial fishermen adjust to new realities; The Cape sees an abundance of great white sharks; and efforts to save a beach basking shark fail. … More Info »

Monument when? Monument now!

On a hot and humid Wednesday night, over 600 people came out in full force to show overwhelming support at the New England Aquarium for permanent protection of the Cashes Ledge Closed Area and the New England Coral Canyons and Seamounts. … More Info »

Protect New England’s Ocean Treasures

On Wednesday, September 2 the New England Aquarium and the National Geographic Society are hosting an evening of scientific exploration celebrating two of New England’s oceans treasures: the Cashes Ledge Closed Area and the New England Coral Canyons and Seamounts. … More Info »