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2010-10-08 06:35:00

MADRID, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Fisheries scientists meeting this week in Madrid failed to recommend solid, scientifically-based catch limits to countries fishing for Atlantic bluefin tuna, one of the world's most valuable and severely threatened marine species.

2010-09-13 09:46:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Shark attack survivors hailing from five countries are pushing the United Nations to adopt measures to protect sharks.

2010-08-11 11:30:00

Wasteful fishing gear catches and kills thousands of endangered, protected marine animals WASHINGTON, Aug.

2010-08-10 14:53:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joshua S. Reichert, managing director of the Pew Environment Group, issued the following statement today on the death of former Senator Ted Stevens. "We are saddened by the passing of Senator Ted Stevens, a longtime champion of fishery conservation.

2010-07-20 10:08:00

WASHINGTON, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pew Environment Group today called on Congress and the administration to take decisive actions to prevent disasters like the Deepwater Horizon spill from occurring again and to ensure the restoration of the Gulf.

2010-07-19 13:21:00

WASHINGTON, July 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The White House today announced the creation of a unifying national ocean policy that will protect key natural resources and ensure that sustainability will drive future economic activities offshore and close to shore. "Our planet is 70 percent blue, and our national economic and environmental policies should keep it that color," said Chris Mann, senior officer for the Pew Environment Group.

2010-07-15 12:14:00

WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lee Crockett, director of federal fisheries policy for the Pew Environment Group, and Holly Binns, manager of Pew's Campaign to End Overfishing in the Southeast, issued this joint statement today on Senator Bill Nelson's (D-Fla.) legislation to weaken a key federal fishery law, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, and delay plans to end overfishing and rebuild the severely depleted South Atlantic red snapper. The...

2010-06-28 11:38:00

Legislation will create jobs for fishermen, promote restoration of depleted fish populations WASHINGTON, June 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lee Crockett, director of Federal Fisheries Policy at the Pew Environment Group, today commented on legislation introduced by Senators Olympia Snowe (R-ME), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), John Kerry (D-MA), Mark Begich (D-AK) and Jack Reed (D-RI)...

2010-06-23 05:57:00

AGADIR, Morocco, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr Susan Lieberman, director of international policy for the Pew Environment Group, issued the following statement today in response to the International Whaling Commission's (IWC) Annual Meeting concluding without any results from the three-year effort to reconcile the impasse between pro-whaling and anti-whaling countries.

2010-06-16 15:08:00

WASHINGTON, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Efforts to finally bring an end to the impasse between pro-whaling and anti-whaling countries in the International Whaling Commission (IWC) will be the focus of the IWC's Annual Meeting, opening in Agadir, Morocco, on Monday, June 21.


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