Fish & Fisheries

"U.S. Sees Array of New Threats at Japan's Nuclear Plant"

"United States government engineers sent to help with the crisis in Japan are warning that the troubled nuclear plant there is facing a wide array of fresh threats that could persist indefinitely, and that in some cases are expected to increase as a result of the very measures being taken to keep the plant stable, according to a confidential assessment prepared by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission."

Source: NY Times, 04/06/2011
March 17, 2011

Designing Effective and Enforceable Catch Share Systems

 This session, part of the Environmental Law Institute's 2011 Ocean Seminar Series, experts will discuss some of the key issues and possible solutions related to NOAA's new policy encouraging adoption of catch share systems nationwide.

June 8, 2011

DEADLINE: IJNR Puget Sound Institute — Western Washington State

The Institutes for Journalism & Natural Resources will select 14 journalists for this expenses-paid learning expedition, July 8-16, 2011. Explore the Puget Sound estuary and its surrounding shores and uplands, including Hood Canal, the Duwamish Waterway and the Port of Tacoma, as well as fisheries, wetlands and farms along the Skagit River delta. Deadline extgended to June 8.

Local Hunting, Fishing, and Recreation Projects Get Funded

States and territories have just been allocated about three-quarters of a billion dollars for their use in building facilities, providing services, and conducting planning and research related to fishing, hunting, wildlife conservation, and recreational opportunities. This is a gold mine for local environmental stories.

Oyster Populations Have Plummeted in US and Globally

Down about 85% from their levels around 130 years ago, according to researchers from the US, China, Italy, Uruguay, and Australia, the decimation of native oysters — a contributor to healthy ecosystems and an indicator of ecosystem health — has largely been caused by overharvesting, disease, and introduction of exotic species.


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