Tagged New England Coral Canyons and Seamounts

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 »

The Pope’s Climate Speech Reminds Us: Act Now for Saving Our Oceans

Pope Francis began his visit to the United States yesterday in our nation’s capitol where he addressed thousands of people on the White House lawn. The Pope’s visit is always expected to make headlines, and on this visit, his comments on climate change are top news. … More Info »

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 »

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 »