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2009-07-30 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rebecca Goldburg, director of Marine Science at the Pew Environment Group, issued the following statement today in response to a paper published in the journal Science. The paper's lead authors, Dr. Ray Hilborn and Dr. Boris Worm, who have held differing views about the status of global ocean fisheries in the past, collaborated on the research for this study. They were joined by 19 co-authors. "A large and diverse group of leading fisheries...

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2009-07-30 15:35:00

An international team of scientists with divergent views on ocean ecosystems has found that efforts to rebuild many of the world's fisheries are worthwhile and starting to pay off in many places around the world. Their study puts into perspective recent reports predicting a total collapse of global fisheries within 40 years.In a paper published in the July 31 issue of Science, study co-author Mike Fogarty of the Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) of NOAA's Fisheries Service in Woods...

2009-07-29 15:26:00

New Campaign Exposes Million Dollar Effort by Out-of-State Interests to Kill California Ocean Protection Efforts SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV) today launched a statewide campaign and Web site (www.somethingsfishyaboutpso.com) that unmasks the "Partnership for Sustainable Oceans" (PSO), an industry front group that is raising more than $1 million from foreign and national fishing equipment manufacturers, boat...

2009-07-21 07:00:00

DARTMOUTH, NS, July 21 /PRNewswire/ - (Ocean Nutrition Canada) - These days, consumers aren't just shopping, they're "voting" with their purchase dollars, buying products that are local, recycled, or from sustainable sources. This trend towards conscious consumerism is literally changing the world: If given the choice between products from unregulated sources and products from certified sustainable sources, research from the US-based Natural Marketing Institute shows consumers will, despite...

2009-07-13 15:33:09

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) today published a final rule in the Federal Register prohibiting the harvesting of krill in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off the coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington. The rule goes into effect on August 12, 2009. Krill are a small shrimp-like crustacean and a key source of nutrition in the marine food web."Krill are the foundation for a healthy marine ecosystem," said Mark Helvey, NOAA's Fisheries Service Southwest...

2009-06-23 09:26:04

The sustainability of fisheries depends on the transparency with which coastal states incorporate scientific advice into policies, reports a study led by researchers at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and published in the journal PLoS Biology.A new study provides the first global evaluation of how management practices influence fisheries' sustainability. The study assessed the effectiveness of the world's fisheries management regimes using evaluations by nearly 1,200 fisheries...

2009-04-27 19:47:00

Move comes as California's ocean faces multiple threats SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Democratic Party's Environmental Caucus unanimously passed a resolution to support the state's landmark ocean conservation law, the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) at the Party's convention in Sacramento last weekend. "The MLPA gives the public unprecedented access to protecting our ocean for future generations," said Warner Chabot, CEO of California League of...

2009-03-30 11:02:00

California Fisheries Fund Grants First Loans for Eco-friendly Fishing Businesses in California MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At 5:30 p.m. PDT Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) will hold a special event at Google's Mountain View headquarters to announce the launch of the California Fisheries Fund (CFF), a $5 million, first-of-its-kind revolving loan program to rebuild California's fishing communities and to develop eco-friendly fishing. CFF also will announce...

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2009-02-06 12:45:00

A U.S. advisory panel on Thursday urged a ban on commercial fishing across a wide swath of the Arctic Sea off the Alaskan coast, in a pre-emptive measure against the effects of climate change. Proponents of the measure said it was the firs time the U.S. had acted to close a fishery as a result of climate change instead of in reaction to overfishing, Reuters reported. "Global climate change is making everyone think differently up here and making them understand that precautionary approaches...

2009-01-02 09:00:00

JUNEAU, Alaska, Jan. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 3rdAlaska will celebrate its 50th anniversary of statehood and sustainable fisheries management. Before statehood in 1959, Alaska's fishing industry was the territory's first major industry. Half a century later, Alaska's seafood industry is still a vital economic engine for state and regional economies. Alaska fisheries haven't always been considered a model for the world. As demand for Alaska seafood increased in the first half of...


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