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2008-09-22 12:00:21

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Dave Bard of Pew Environment Group, +1-202-486-4426 WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lee Crockett, director of Federal Fisheries Policy at the Pew Environment Group, today issued the following statement in response to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) closing its comment period on its annual catch limit proposed rule. "When Congress reauthorized the Magnuson-Stevens Act in late 2006, it wanted to finally put an end to overfishing....

2008-09-14 03:00:15

Scientists and government officials studying potential no-take zones and other marine protected areas off the California coast will gather Monday and Tuesday for all-day meetings in El Segundo. Meetings start at 9:30 a.m. on both days at the Embassy Suites, 1440 East Imperial Ave., and will be broadcast online at www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/meetings_sc.asp/. Agendas are posted at the same Web site. A handful of agencies are working to implement the 1999 Marine Life Protection Act, which directs...

2008-09-06 03:00:12

By Lomnicky, Jay McConnaughey, Robert NOAA Hydrographers and Fishery Biologists Collaborate on Multi- Mission Projects in Alaska The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) line office responsible for managing the fishery resources of the United States according to mandates in the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSFCMA). The MSFCMA and associated legislation emphasize the maintenance of a healthy...

2008-09-04 12:00:16

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Lou Cafiero of the Office National Marine Sanctuaries, +1-240-205-0400, or Nathan Constable of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, +1-301-608-3040, ext.5 WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (NMSF) announced today that it has funded the first of several marine conservation and education projects designed to protect the fragile coral reefs and communities of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine...

2008-08-25 18:00:23

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Jo Knight of Pew Environment Group, +1-202-552-2070 WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joshua S. Reichert, managing director of the Pew Environment Group, issued the following statement in response to President Bush's announcement today of three new areas in U.S. ocean waters that will be assessed for possible protection as marine sanctuaries or monuments. "Two years ago President Bush set a new standard for global ocean protection when he...

2008-08-12 15:00:39

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Dave Bard of the Pew Environment Group, +1-202-486-4426 Healthy oceans, fishermen threatened by short-sighted rule WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pew Environment Group today joined 80 congressional leaders, hundreds of scientists and environmental and fishing organizations, and nearly 200,000 members of the general public in urging the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to rewrite its proposed fisheries rule that would undercut...

2008-08-07 15:00:30

According to Oman News: The Ministry of Fisheries said that the offensive smell at the Sultanate coasts from al Batinah region to Muscat governorate is mainly due to a natural phenomenon called 'upwelling'. The offensive smell will dissolve soon, the Ministry added.Eng. Abdul Aziz bin Said al Marzouqi, Acting Director of the Marine and Fisheries Sciences Center said, 'as per the latest satellite images, as well as, the pictures obtained by the remote station of the Fisheries and Marine...

2008-08-07 12:00:46

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Tony DeFalco, +1-503-234-3505, or Mike Gravitz, +1-202- 683-1250, both of Marine Fish Conservation Network 72 Members of Congress Join in Citing Concerns with Bush Administration Proposal PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A national coalition of environmental, fishing and marine science groups delivered more than 150,000 comments to the Bush administration calling for withdrawal of a proposed rule that would gut environmental review and...

2008-08-06 15:00:27

As you report (BusinessDay, July 26-27), who should control fisheries isn't simple. Economically, rational fisheries management doesn't always equal sustainable use and would seldom equal sustainable management of the ecosystem those fish live in. For many fish that are slow-breeding, long-lived and in deep water, mining of the resource makes economic sense. Profits can then go into other businesses or mining of new fish stocks. And even where sustainable use makes sense economically, the...

2008-07-31 18:00:00

By HYWEL TREWYN LOBSTER fishermen on the Lly'n Peninsula fear losing their livelihoods if plans for "no take" zones by conservationists go ahead. The draft Marine Bill - now out to consultation - proposes to manage the marine environment "in a better way" as part of the Government's commitment to improving nature conservation at sea. However Lly'n Pot Fishermen's Association fears the Bill will mean establishing "notake" zones stopping them potting for lobster, crab, prawn and whelks....


Latest Fisheries science Reference Libraries

Ocean Analysis for November 17, 2012
2012-11-17 08:24:58

Point #1: Warm finger- This region inside the area marked number 1, represents a warm finger of the ocean temperatures. What is occurring is that the warmer air is being pushed faster in this region than the surrounding locations giving us this little finger of warmer temps in that region. Point #2: Warm Eddie- This is a region of warmer temps surrounded on all sides by colder water. Eddies are a closed circulation of water in the ocean that has in this case warmer temps around it. These...

Ocean Current Impacts On Weather
2012-07-30 13:25:48

The Peru Current flows from South to North along the western side of South America. This current transports colder air from the south northward towards the equator. This current is responsible for bringing cooler waters off the coast of Peru which is a big reason that they have such high fishing success. However this current can get altered during EL-Nino when the warmer waters of the Pacific are transported west to east and start to replace these colder waters. The Peru current is...

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