Judge tosses Trump rollback of clean water safeguards

By SUMAN NAISHADHAM and MICHAEL PHILLIS Associated Press August 31, 2021 A federal judge has thrown out a Trump-era rule that ended federal protections for hundreds of thousands of small streams, wetlands and other waterways and left them vulnerable to pollution from nearby development. The Biden administration had already said it plans to repeal the […]

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Fighting Climate Change Might Have Just Gotten Easier

Scientific American, by L. Delta Merner, Brenda Ekwurzel on July 1, 2021 A court in The Netherlands has ruled that Royal Dutch Shell must reduce its carbon emissions—and more. In late May, a Dutch court brought new hope to addressing climate change by ruling that Royal Dutch Shell must cut carbon emissions from both its operations and the oil […]

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Can Massive Cargo Ships Use Wind to Go Green?

NyTimes.com June 24th, 2021. By Aurora Almendrahl Cargo vessels belch almost as much carbon into the air each year as the entire continent of South America. Modern sails could have a surprising impact. In 2011, Gavin Allwright was living in a village outside Fukushima, Japan, with his wife and three children, when a powerful tsunami […]

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Farewell Thane Tienson, Salmon Champion

We lost a champion for salmon, for fishing people, and for the rivers and waters that produce fish for everyone. Thane Tienson, a founding board member of the National Fisheries Conservation Center, died in January.  “Thane was a mentor, a brother, and a dear friend to me and to this organization. We were fortunate to […]

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Will New Zealand fishermen lead the way from traditional seabird conservation measures to Hookpods?

By Ed Melvin    October 12th, 2020 Editor’s note (from source, sustainablefisheries-uw.org): This post is the first part of a two-part series aimed to bring you behind the scenes of an emerging fishery technology. The first post comes from the perspective of a scientist—it explains the Hookpod technology and its conservation benefits. The second post […]

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Offshore wind: Seven things every fisheries professional needs to know

July 2nd, 2020, by Annie Hawkins, NationalFisherman.com By now, you have probably seen quite a bit about offshore wind energy development planned for multiple regions of the United States. Fishermen and related businesses understandably run the gamut from bewildered (“That would never happen where I fish”), to overwhelmed (“There’s too much else going on to […]

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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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