Tagged ocean conservation

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, December 4

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, it’s Ocean Day at Paris; NEFMC votes on commercial cod quotas; federal funding for at-sea monitors likely to extend to 2016; Gloucester residents spot a North Atlantic right whale; train your dog to catch a lobster; Paul Greenberg remarks on GMO salmon; NOAA Fisheries releases a statement at the conclusion of the 2015 annual ICCAT meeting; and Holly Bamford will join National Fish and Wildlife Foundation as Chief Conservation Officer. … More Info »

Paris Climate Talks – Don’t Forget Our Oceans

Today, the 2015 Paris Climate Talks began. When discussing climate change, it is easy to get lost in the details of atmospheric warming and on land impacts, but a huge part of our biggest global threat is the impact on our oceans and the mitigation measures that we can – and must – take to help. … More Info »

Experts say: In the case for marine protection, the science begs for accelerated decision-making

The Earth is over 70% ocean, but our efforts to preserve our blue planet lag far behind terrestrial protections. Former NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco and fellow Oregon State University researcher Kirsten Grorud-Colvert published a paper in Science last week acknowledging recent global progress in ocean conservation but emphasizing the need to do much more. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, October 20

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, WSJ covers the Maine lobster boom; Eileen Sobeck has a message about at-sea monitors and observers; the market divide between Maine crab and lobster is growing; 18 local fishermen receive safety training; and local NPR station WCAI features Cashes Ledge and the New England Coral Canyons and Seamounts. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 9

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, a new bill calls for NOAA to pay for at-sea monitoring or an end to the program; American eels will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act; UMass Dartmouth researchers use Saltonstall-Kennedy grant to study fish movement patterns; NOAA Fisheries seeks comments on regional recreational fishing action plan; local mackerel are a delicious, sustainable seafood; victories for ocean conservation at Our Ocean 2015; and the U.S. announces a new program to crack down on IUU fishing. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, October 6

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, President Obama announces the first new marine national sanctuaries in 15 years; President Obama says he will protect more U.S. waters; new research shows many young fish are moving north as ocean waters warm; NOAA delays the deadline for industry-funded at-sea monitoring; UNE receives federal funding for Atlantic cod research; GMRI is hosting a workshop on improving stock assessments; CT Senator urges New York to support pesticide legislation to help lobster population; and will seaweed be New England’s next big local food? … 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 »

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 »

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 »