August 6, 2013
by Taryn Kiekow
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Happy Day for Belugas: United States Won’t Import Wild-Caught Beluga Whales!

Taryn Kiekow, Senior Policy Analyst, Marine Mammal Protection Project, Santa Monica, California
Today the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) denied a permit that would have authorized the Georgia Aquarium to import 18 wild-caught … Continue reading

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April 30, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Agencies should use common approach to evaluate risks pesticides pose to endangered species

When determining the potential effects pesticides could pose to endangered or threatened species, the US Environmental Protection Agency, National Marine Fisheries Service, and Fish and Wildlife Service should use a common scientific approach, says a n… Continue reading

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April 29, 2013
by Doug Obegi
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State’s Refusal to Use Sound Science Continues to Delay the Bay Delta Conservation Plan

Doug Obegi, Staff Attorney, Western Water Project, San Francisco
For more than six years, state and federal agencies, water districts, conservation groups, and other stakeholders have been working to try to develop a successful Bay Delt… Continue reading

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March 12, 2013
by Dana Gunders
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Trash Fish for Dinner. Should We Be Eating Bycatch?

Dana Gunders, Project Scientist, Food and Agriculture, San Francisco
Nearly one fifth of fish caught in U.S. waters are discarded, according to the National Marine Fisheries Service.  But who’s to say some of that fish isn&rs… Continue reading

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May 10, 2012
by David Newman
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Protections Removed for Imperiled Deepwater Fish Species

David Newman, Oceans Program Attorney, New York
   
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) rescinded vital protections today for two severely depleted deepwater fish species in the South Atlantic, speckled hind and… Continue reading

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February 8, 2012
by Zak Smith
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Last Two Weeks in Whales: Working to Save Whales in the Pacific Northwest; Cape Cod Dolphin Stranding; Dolphins and Whales Play Together; Debate Over Tagging Endangered Killer Whales; Dolphins Mimic Whale Songs…

Zak Smith, Attorney, Marine Mammal Protection Project, Santa Monica
News in the world of whales over the last two weeks (or close to it).
Here’s a blowout edition of “This Week in Whales.”  I’m sorry for the… Continue reading

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November 5, 2011
by Zak Smith
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This Week in Whales: Saving North Atlantic Right Whales from Entanglement; Closer to Linking Dolphin Deaths to BP?; Coast Guard’s No-Brainer…

Zak Smith, Attorney, Marine Mammal Protection Project, Santa Monica
News in the world of whales this week (or close to this week).
         

Three cheers for the three groups (Humane Society… Continue reading

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July 18, 2011
by Seth Atkinson
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NMFS Releases 2010 Status of Stocks Report

Seth Atkinson, Staff Attorney, San Francisco Last week the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) released its annual “Status of Stocks” report to Congress, summarizing the health of our nation’s marine fisheries in 2010.  This… 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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February 13, 2011
by Regan Nelson
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Why Slashing NOAA’s Budget Hurts our Economy More than it Helps

Late Friday night, House Republicans released their proposed FY 2011 budget, which – in 359 pages – amounts to a tremendous assault on our nation’s environment.  My colleagues have blogged on the dangerous and irresponsible affects of the Re… Continue reading

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