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2008-06-24 21:02:20

By Mike Taugher, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif. Jun. 24--Staff Writer Five members of Congress from Northern California fired a warning shot Tuesday across the bow of a swift-moving plan that calls for a controversial aqueduct to deliver water around the Delta as its centerpiece. The letter accuses the federal regulatory agencies that must approve the plan of failing to protect Delta fisheries in the past and pointedly asks for assurances that the latest plan to save the...

2008-06-20 21:00:10

Strategies to protect sensitive ecosystems in the Unites States from the impact of climate change are the basis of a new federal report. People always say, 'Don't just tell us what will happen -- tell us what we can do about it,' George Gray, assistant administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Research and Development, said in a statement. By using the strategies outlined in this document, we can help managers protect our parks, rivers, and forests from possible...

2008-06-20 18:00:16

Damaging types of fishing will be banned in part of a bay to protect sea life, the Government announced yesterday. Ten per cent of Lyme Bay, in Dorset, home to spectacular reefs, pink sea fans, sunset cup corals and rare species of sponges, will be permanently closed to scallop dredging and bottom trawling from early July. Fishing using nets near the surface or static nets and lines, along with diving for scallops, scuba diving and sea angling will be allowed, the Department for...

2008-06-19 12:00:34

By Melissa Allison, Seattle Times Jun. 19--Greenpeace stirred the waters of the seafood industry this week with a report rating seafood buying practices at 20 of the nation's largest supermarket chains. One industry group called the report garbage, and federal regulators said it contains errors. The environmental activist group wants to hold stores accountable for "their role in supporting unsustainable fisheries," according to a news release. The ratings focus on overfishing and other...

2008-06-17 09:00:32

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Steve Smith, +1-646-723-9415, for Greenpeace; or John Hocevar, Greenpeace Ocean Specialist, +1-512-577-3868 First-Ever Supermarket Ranking Identifies Best and Worst; Group Notes Some Progress Has Been Made WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a report released today, "Carting Away the Oceans: How Grocery Stores are Emptying the Seas," Greenpeace reveals that most U.S. supermarkets are ignoring scientific warnings about the crisis facing global...

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2006-07-07 06:15:00

MOBILE, Ala. - For years, millions of people have traveled to summer retreats along the Gulf of Mexico, with many ultimately putting down permanent sandy roots on the coast. One of the problems the population boom has created is overfishing in Gulf waters, which has endangered marine ecosystems and fisheries that are the source of multimillion-dollar recreation and fishing industries. Officials say efforts to rebuild the populations are under way, but many environmentalists accuse the...

2005-08-26 18:56:57

H.E. Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, President of Nigeria, concluded a four-day NEPAD-Fish for All Summit by announcing adoption of the Abuja Declaration on Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture in Africa at the Secretariat of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The Declaration was agreed at an assembly of high-level government leaders that included the Vice President of The Gambia, Ministers of Fisheries from Mozambique, Ghana, The Gambia, Niger, Malawi, Egypt, Cameroon, Ivory...


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