Fish & Fisheries

US Fisheries Should Brace for Stiff Jolt From Climate Change -- Studies

"Climate change could threaten the distribution and prevalence of many key ocean species. New studies reveal that all aspects of a changing climate -- from ocean acidification in the Arctic to rising temperatures on the continental shelf in the Northeast -- could shake up the fishing industry both economically and ecologically in and around the United States."

Source: ClimateWire, 06/18/2015

Group Wins Suit To Disclose Fracking in Gulf of Mexico

The Center for Biological Diversity filed a Freedom of Information Act request for documents on offshore Gulf fracking, and was refused by two Interior Department offshore drilling agencies, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. CBD sued, and the lawsuit was settled June 2, 2015.

"American Catch"

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"American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood"

By Paul Greenberg
Penguin Press, $26.95

Reviewed by JENNIFER WEEKS

In “American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood,” author Paul Greenberg tries to explain a paradox: The United States has billions of acres of ocean, and fishing is one of our most historic industries, but more than 90 percent of the seafood that Americans eat today is imported.

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