Latest Marine Spatial Planning Stories

2012-03-05 23:23:20

Scientists show that comprehensive ocean planning can maximize profit and minimize conflict The ocean is becoming an increasingly crowded place. New users, such as the wind industry, compete with existing users and interests for space and resources. With the federal mandate for comprehensive ocean planning made explicit in the National Ocean Policy, the need for the transparent evaluation of potential tradeoffs is now greater than ever. A study published in the March 5 Proceedings of...

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...

2010-04-22 07:00:00

SEATTLE, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line and Marine Conservation Biology Institute (MCBI) announced a new partnership to promote sustainable and compatible use of the oceans to protect the world's marine ecosystems. Called "Our Marvelous Oceans," the new program will start with a three-year commitment that includes adopting sustainable seafood purchasing onboard, new programming for guests and support for the MCBI education program under which annual grants are made by MCBI...

2010-04-15 06:28:00

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, April 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Senior representatives from a wide range of ocean industries will convene to address the sustainability challenges facing the ocean business community in a landmark summit. The Sustainable Ocean Summit is the first international cross sectoral business conference on Corporate Ocean Responsibility. The conference, organised by the World Ocean Council in association with Golder Associates, will be held in Belfast, Northern...

2009-07-21 13:55:00

The head of the agency overseeing federal ocean research services said Monday that wind turbines, fish farms and other pressures on the nation's oceans are increasingly sparking conflicts with more traditional activities such as shipping and recreational boating and must be more carefully planned out, The Associated Press reported. The nation should take cues from Massachusetts, the first state to create a comprehensive planning map for its ocean waters, according to National Oceanic and...

2009-06-02 11:01:00

Symposium to Focus on Ocean's Role in America's Financial Future WASHINGTON, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NOAA Administrator, Dr. Jane Lubchenco, will give the keynote address to leading government policy makers, scientists, non-governmental groups and federal agency officials at the opening session of the Capitol Hill Ocean Week (CHOW) Symposium, hosted by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (NMSF), on June 9th at the Reserve Officers Association building on Capitol Hill....

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  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.