March 21, 2012
by David Newman
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One Law is Saving Fish Species from Collapse – We Must Keep it Alive

David Newman, Oceans Program Attorney, New York
For the first time in a generation, fish populations are getting healthier – science-based management and rebuilding requirements have led to the recovery of 23 fish species since 20… Continue reading

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January 13, 2012
by David Newman
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America’s World-Best Fishing Model Must Not Be Destroyed

David Newman, Oceans Program Attorney, New York
The ocean waters under America’s jurisdiction are larger than any other nation. From the Coast of Maine to the Mariana Islands in the Pacific, U.S. marine waters are 23 percent great… Continue reading

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June 28, 2011
by David Newman
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Bill Would Gut Nation’s Fisheries Law

David Newman, Oceans Program Attorney, New York In 2006, after years of chronic overfishing (see my recent blog on the history of overfishing in the South Atlantic), Congress amended the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) to… Continue reading

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June 28, 2011
by David Newman
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Bill Would Gut Nation’s Fisheries Law

David Newman, Oceans Program Attorney, New York In 2006, after years of chronic overfishing (see my recent blog on the history of overfishing in the South Atlantic), Congress amended the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) to… 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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November 4, 2010
by David Newman
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Staying the Course Toward Sustainable Fisheries

After decades of overfishing, we are finally making progress toward the sustainable management of U.S. fisheries.  The progress has been hard fought, necessitating short-term sacrifice from fishing communities in some cases.  Staying the cour… Continue reading

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