Fish & Fisheries

"US, Cuba Sign First Environmental Accord Since Thaw"

"The United States and Cuba signed an agreement Wednesday to join forces and protect the vast array of fish and corals they share as countries separated by just 90 miles (140 kilometers), the first environmental accord since announcing plans to renew diplomatic relations."

Source: AP, 11/19/2015

Liberals Unmuzzle Canadian Scientists; Will U.S. Scientists Be Next?

The speed and ease of this Canadian revolution by incoming Prime Minister Justin Trudeau belies the "common wisdom" among many jaded reporters and PR professionals that muzzling of U.S. government scientists and officials is somehow inevitable and woven into the culture of government.

"Russia Thwarts Plan for Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary, China on Board"

"SYDNEY, Australia - Russia has again thwarted attempts to create the world’s largest ocean sanctuary in Antarctica, the final country opposing the protection of a vast swathe of rich waters from fishing, after a revised international plan won support from China."

Source: Reuters, 11/02/2015

"Drought-Driven Salmon Deaths Could Have Far-Reaching Impact"

"One of the last wild runs of chinook salmon in California is sinking fast amid the four-year drought and now appears perilously close to oblivion after the federal agency in charge of protecting marine life documented the death of millions of young fish and eggs in the Sacramento River."

Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 10/30/2015

"Study Shows Extensive Coral Damage Related To BP Spill"

"NEW ORLEANS - Gulf coral damage from the massive BP oil spill is more extensive than previously thought, according to a new study that revealed sick and dying corals in the rich, deep-water environment off the coasts of Alabama and Mississippi known as the Pinnacles."

Source: AP, 10/30/2015

"Climate Change Hurting N.E. Cod Population, Study Says"

"The rapid warming of the waters off New England has contributed to the historic collapse of the region’s cod population and has hampered its ability to rebound, according to a study that for the first time links climate change to the iconic species’ plummeting numbers."

Source: Boston Globe, 10/30/2015


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