Tagged permanent protection

Looking out for our future: Obama designates the first Atlantic Marine National Monument

Today, President Obama will announce designation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, recognizing the area for its scientific importance and making history for our region and nation. The president’s action, which is an authority granted to him by Congress under the Antiquities Act, will create the only landscape-scale, fully protected marine area in the U.S. Atlantic Ocean – preserving this area now and forever. … More Info »

“This Can’t Be New England!” – Brian Skerry Describes Cashes Ledge

As a photojournalist, Brian Skerry says he “felt a sense of duty and a sense of urgency to begin telling stories about the problems in the ocean.” As a photojournalist, Brian Skerry says he “felt a sense of duty and a sense of urgency to begin telling stories about the problems in the ocean.” One story that he has chosen to tell is the need for permanent protection of Cashes Ledge. … More Info »

Right Whales and Cashes Ledge: How to Make a Good Thing Last

In late January, North Atlantic right whales scored a big win when NOAA expanded the critical habitat for the endangered whale from 4,500 square nautical miles to 28,000 square nautical miles. The Gulf of Maine expansion includes Cashes Ledge – an area known for its rich biodiversity and abundance of fish and marine mammals and a place that CLF has been fighting to permanently protect for years. … 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »