West Coast Dungeness Crab Stable or Increasing Even With Intensive Harvest, Research Shows

Despite worrying signs of ocean change impacting Dungeness crab, the West Coast’s prolific coastwide crab fishery just keeps on giving—and lately, even increasing. Credit sound fishery management, but don’t doze off. – Brad Warren, Director of NFCC March 4th, 2020 NOAA Fisheries The West Coast Dungeness crab fishery doesn’t just support the most valuable annual […]

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Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement

This is a useful synthesis of current knowledge on ocean alkalinity enhancement, an approach to carbon removal that could have far-reaching effects (both positive and negative) on the ocean and coastal communities. This amounts to capturing carbon dioxide and trapping it back in mineral form. Getting the CO2 to stay put, maximizing its benefits, and managing […]

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Future Of Salmon In A Warming World – Part 2

By JOHANNA.EURICH • FEB 11, 2020 KYUK.org In the first of a two-part series, we explored the effects of warming river water on salmon. Now we take a look at the warming ocean, and what that means to the Yukon River king run. Managers have noticed that in recent years, smaller, younger king salmon are returning to salmon […]

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Future Of Salmon In A Warming World – Part 1

By JOHANNA EURICH • FEB 7, 2020 KYUK.org Recent research indicates that extremely warm temperatures can turn Alaska’s salmon streams into unfriendly, even lethal habitats. While Alaskan scientists are just beginning to study the impact of warmer temperatures on salmon streams, it is already a familiar reality for many Canadian fish biologists. Warming temperatures in British Columbia’s Fraser […]

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The 3 biggest US tuna companies use fishing techniques that hurt and kill dolphins, new lawsuits claim

Bumble Bee, StarKist, and Chicken of the Sea are accused of falsely labeling their products as dolphin-safe. By Gaby Del Valle May 15, 2019  Vox.com Consumers have filed class-action lawsuits against Bumble Bee, Chicken of the Sea, and StarKist, claiming the three tuna brands are falsely advertising themselves as “dolphin-safe.” The suits, first reported by Reuters, allege that […]

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The desperate race to cool the ocean before it’s too late

Technologyreview.com, By Holly Jean Buck, April 23rd, 2019 Coral reefs smell of rotting flesh as they bleach. The riot of colors—yellow, violet, cerulean—fades to ghostly white as the corals’ flesh goes translucent and falls off, leaving their skeletons underneath fuzzy with cobweb-like algae. Corals live in symbiosis with a type of algae. During the day, […]

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Fishing Industry Businesses Endorse I-1631

FOR IMMEDIATE GENERAL RELEASE: October 23, 2018 To whom it may concern: We write today to announce our support for Washington’s Initiative 1631. As businesses who rely on healthy fisheries for a significant portion of our income, we believe this is a well-designed policy that offers us – and our customers – the best possible […]

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Washington Tribes Support I-1631

Washington tribal leaders released a series of videos endorsing initiative 1631. Tribes were integral in crafting the initiative to ensure it works well for rural and resource-dependent communities. They brought their wisdom and their muscle to the table and really improved the final result.

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