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2010-12-15 12:39:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A newly released economic impact study finds that the Environmental Protection Agency's "Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Title V Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule" jeopardizes over 130 renewable energy projects, between 11,000 and 26,000 green jobs, and $18 billion in capital investment across the country. The risk of reduced capacity also could prevent as many as 30 states from meeting national renewable energy targets. The...

2008-09-26 12:00:21

The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) made decisions that will undermine cod recovery during their annual meeting in Vigo Spain this week. The status of cod on the southern Grand Banks remains severely depleted despite 14 years under fishing moratorium. The outcomes from the meeting demonstrated that there still lacks a sense of urgency to halt levels of bycatch that threaten the recovery of this stock. Last year NAFO adopted a southern Grand Banks cod recovery strategy to...

2008-09-19 12:00:19

A pulse of three to four year old cod showing up on the southern Grand Banks may represent NAFO's last chance to rebuild this severely depleted population. At its 2008 Annual Meeting, being held in Vigo Spain, from September 22-26, NAFO will make decisions on catch levels for fisheries with high cod bycatch that will likely determine the fate of cod on the southern Grand Banks. If caution isn't exercised by setting low catch levels there is a good chance that this recruitment pulse of young...

2008-09-18 18:00:29

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 18, 2008) - The annual meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) begins next week in Vigo, Spain, the most important port for Spain's high seas fishing fleet. The major challenge facing NAFO at the meeting next week is to deliver on the commitment NAFO made in May 2008 to protect cold- water corals and other deep-sea ecosystems from the destructive impacts of bottom trawl fishing in time to meet the deadline set by the United...

2008-08-05 21:00:13

MOSCOW. Aug 5 (Interfax) - A fish conservation inspection crew of the Federal Fisheries Agency is to resume patrolling missions in the northwestern Atlantic in August, restoring Russia's presence in this region after an absence of almost 20 years. The Teriberka vessel of the Agency's Barents-White Sea Territorial Department, is to start patrolling an area agreed upon with the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization beginning from the middle of August 2008, the Russian State Fisheries...

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2005-07-25 14:40:00

OTTAWA -- Greenpeace issued a fresh call on Monday to stop the practice of bottom-trawling, saying the international organizations that manage fish stocks were doing nothing to stop the destruction of ocean beds. The conservation group says trawlers hunting for fish such as the orange roughy let their nets drag along the seabed at depths of up to 2 km (1.2 miles), destroying everything in their wake. "We have documented an enormous range of the deep sea life that's coming up in these nets,...


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