May 19, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Why we need to put the fish back into fisheries

Overfishing has reduced fish populations and biodiversity across much of the world’s oceans. In response, fisheries are increasingly reliant on a handful of highly valuable shellfish. However, new research shows this approach to be extremely risky.  Continue reading

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March 13, 2013
by Brad Sewell
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REPORT: Federal Law is Recovering Fish Stocks

Brad Sewell, Senior Attorney, New York
A decade and a half after a fisheries crisis led the U.S. Congress to enact landmark requirements for the rebuilding of fish stocks, two-thirds of the stocks subjected to the requirements have been… Continue reading

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February 4, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Tortugas Marine Reserve yields more, larger fish

Both fish populations and commercial and recreational anglers have benefited from “no-take” protections in the Tortugas Ecological Reserve in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, a new report shows. Continue reading

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January 30, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Lake Mead aquatic-science research documents substantial improvements in ecosystem

Lake Mead National Recreation Area’s water quality is good, the sport fish populations are sufficient, and the lakes provide important habitat for an increasing number of birds. This positive trend is documented in a new report that leads to a better u… Continue reading

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January 14, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Potential harvest of most fish stocks largely unrelated to abundance

Environmental mood swings determine the sustainable yield of most fish populations. Continue reading

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July 19, 2012
by David Newman
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Undermining Fisheries Science, Claiming the Opposite

David Newman, Oceans Program Attorney, New York
Imagine if your state legislature passed a law, called the “Academic Performance Improvement Act,” that exempted students from having to meet reading standards because they had… Continue reading

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May 7, 2012
by David Newman
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Whole Foods Stops Selling Unsustainable Seafood

David Newman, Oceans Program Attorney, New York
Whole Foods recently became the first major North American retailer to stop selling unsustainable, or red-listed, seafood.  The red listing, as determined by the Monterey Bay Aquarium… Continue reading

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March 22, 2012
by Sarah Chasis
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The National Ocean Policy Will Help Fishermen

Sarah Chasis, Senior Attorney and Director, Ocean Initiative, New York
Today the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs is holding a hearing entitled “Empty Hooks: The Nationa… Continue reading

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August 13, 2011
by David Newman
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NRDC Helps Win Protections for Vulnerable South Atlantic Fish Populations

David Newman, Oceans Program Attorney, New York Last week, I reported that the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) was on the verge of removing more than three dozen fish species from protective management.  Ironically, this short-si… Continue reading

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August 12, 2011
by Amanda Maxwell
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New study shows that Cabo Pulmo is the "most robust marine preserve in the world"

Amanda Maxwell, Latin America Advocate, Washington, DC Scientists from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography at UC San Diego released a new study demonstrating that the coral reef and marine ecosystem at Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park, in Baja Ca… Continue reading

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August 3, 2011
by David Newman
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Leaving Vulnerable Fish to Fend for Themselves

David Newman, Oceans Program Attorney, New York What if, after a string of overloaded passenger elevator failures, a new law was passed requiring stricter weight limits and regulators responded by exempting elevators from all safety requirements, inclu… Continue reading

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July 8, 2011
by Regan Nelson
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Oceans Suffer Under Republican Budget Vision

Regan Nelson, Senior Oceans Advocate, Washington, DC Yesterday, House Republicans passed an appropriations bill through subcommittee that, if signed into law, would severely retard efforts to protect our oceans, coasts and communities. 
Rather tha… Continue reading

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May 17, 2011
by David Newman
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Catch Limits Will Help Restore Snapper and Grouper after Years of Chronic Overfishing in the South Atlantic

David Newman, Oceans Program Attorney, New York Fisheries managers in the South Atlantic (Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas) are on the cusp of adopting annual catch limits intended to end decades of chronic overfishing.  Seven of the most common… Continue reading

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April 18, 2011
by David Newman
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"Let Us Eat Fish," Now and Forever

David Newman, Oceans Program Attorney, New York Dr. Ray Hilborn, a veteran stock assessment scientist, published an Op-Ed in last week’s NY Times entitled “Let Us Eat Fish.”  The piece contains some misleading assertions and conc… Continue reading

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December 28, 2010
by David Newman
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Need a New Year’s Resolution? Help Stop Overfishing

As I gaze across the local fishmonger’s display, I’m always amazed at the abundance of seafood.  A mound of chipped ice covered in shimmering fillets of salmon, cod, haddock, fluke, swordfish, and tuna.  It seems like a menag… Continue reading

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December 22, 2010
by Noah Garrison
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West Virginia Looks to Smarter Practices on Land for Cleaner Water

Stormwater runoff from our cities and towns remains a leading cause of pollution in rivers, streams, lakes and beaches across the country, but a West Virginia Circuit Court decision has given that state at least a fighting chance to clean up some of it… Continue reading

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December 14, 2010
by Karen Garrison
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Are Southern California Fisheries in Good Shape?

Sportfisherman Jim Donlan and his friends had fished California’s Channel Islands since the 1950s.  The steep declines in fish populations they witnessed prompted them to propose marine reserves around the islands in 1999.  Abundance of… Continue reading

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