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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →