Fish & Fisheries

New Maps Show The Utterly Massive Imprint Of Fishing On World’s Oceans

"Humans are now fishing at least 55 percent of the world’s oceans — an area four times larger than the area occupied by humanity’s onshore agriculture. That startling statistic is among the findings of a unique, high-tech collaboration that is providing a massive amount of new data about global fishing operations."

Source: Washington Post, 02/23/2018
June 18, 2018 to June 21, 2018

SeaWeb Seafood Summit

International leaders and representatives from the seafood industry will gather in Barcelona, Spain to collaborate, connect and create a global marketplace that is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.

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Toxic Coal Ash Pits Leaching Into Illinois' Only National Scenic River

"Seven years after Dynegy Inc. scrapped one of the last coal plants in downstate Illinois, environmental groups are accusing the company of failing to prevent toxic waste stored nearby from seeping into the state’s only National Scenic River."

Source: Chicago Tribune, 02/01/2018

State Dept Pledges Action on Montana’s Polluted Transboundary Watersheds

"The U.S. Department of State is spearheading a plan to tackle the decade-long problem brewing in the transboundary Kootenai River watershed, where toxic contaminants leaching from upstream Canadian coal mines into Montana’s watersheds continue to poison the prized aquatic ecosystem."

Source: Flathead Beacon, 01/17/2018

"Climate Change Is Altering Lakes and Streams, Study Suggests"

"By burning fossil fuels, we have already raised the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by 40 percent, and we’re on track to increase it by much more. Some of that gas may mix into the world’s inland waters, and recent studies hint that this may have profound effects on the species that live in them."

Source: NY Times, 01/12/2018

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