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2011-06-16 09:56:00

BLOOMINGTON, Ill., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Efforts by the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) to generate U.S. aquaculture production in federal waters may have inched closer to reality last week. The U.S. Department of Commerce and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released national sustainable marine aquaculture policies designed to meet growing seafood demand, create jobs in coastal communities and restore vital ecosystems. "This is big news for Illinois...

2011-06-13 00:00:29

"Socially-Responsible Design's Highest Award" Recognizes Initiatives that Radically Advance Human Well Being and the Health of Our Planet's Ecosystems New York, NY (PRWEB) June 11, 2011 Blue Ventures, a conservation organization that simultaneously protects marine environments while improving the standard of living in some of the world's poorest coastal communities, has been named the winner of the 2011 Buckminster Fuller Challenge. The London based non-profit, which validates the...

2011-04-28 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced the first round of grant awards from its Fisheries Innovation Fund, a program launched in 2010 to support sustainable fisheries in the U.S. The 18 new projects will engage fishermen around the country in the design and implementation of effective catch-share fisheries. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100701/NFWFLOGO) With the goal of rebuilding depleted stocks...

2011-04-26 07:00:00

Project to Evaluate Ecological and Economic Trade-offs of Fisheries WASHINGTON, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Timothy Essington, Ph.D., an associate professor at the University of Washington's School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, has been awarded a 2011 Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation. His project will compare the economic value of fisheries that target small, schooling ocean fish and squid to the ecological and economic tradeoffs of removing these important prey...

2011-04-15 14:29:00

Congress pulls cost-saving management choices for struggling fishermen in favor of special-interest backed policies proven to bankrupt fishermen, devastate fisheries WASHINGTON, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Commercial fishing groups are dismayed about federal budget negotiations that have resulted in what fishermen are calling the "Anti-Fishermen Act." This act, formerly known as the Jones Amendment, prohibits approval of new catch share programs for U.S. fisheries under the...

2011-03-08 04:09:00

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the annual Maine Fisherman's Forum the Bangor Daily News Reports that BOEMER is giving wind power development projects zoning rights over other uses of the ocean resources, such as commercial fishing, all in the name of marine spatial planning: "Paul Howard, executive director of New England Fishery Management Council, said the potential impact to commercial fishermen is too great for them not to be directly involved. He said...

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2011-02-10 13:52:02

Study finds seine net elimination an important step to the recovery of robust fish communities Marine conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society working in Kenya have found that better fisheries management that includes restricting fishing gear is producing more predatory and longer-lived species and is improving fishing even in adjacent areas where no management is taking place. During a 10-year study, conservationists recording fish catches found that the implementation of...


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