Dept. of Interior/US Fish and Wildlife Service awards $12 million for construction of docks, boat slips, and other recreational boating facilities at 13 locations in 10 states.
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Six public listening sessions in April and May will provide input for the agency's draft national policy on marine aquaculture products.
NOAA's proposal to apply quotas to individual fishing operations, rather than across an entire fishery, lands support from environmental groups, draws opposition from many US fishing operations.
Results of sampling the tissue of fish caught in freshwater lakes throughout the
reveal widespread contamination by pollutants such as mercury and PCBs. US
USGS researchers have found that it may be impossible for people eating fish caught in US waters to avoid eating mercury-contaminated fish.
If you report for a coastal region where fisheries are important, it's a good time to investigate the membership makeup of your regional Fishery Management Council.
By MIKE DUNNE
The Chicago Tribune's series of mercury in seafood (see page 1) was not the only fish story in the news in the past several months. Stories about the safety of seafood ran across the United States and Canada.
Jerry Hirsch of the Los Angeles Times reported on Feb. 27 that shoppers who browse the seafood counters at Holiday Quality Foods' 19 grocery stores in rural Northern California find a new Safe Harbor brand, the nation's first line of low-mercury fresh fish.Topics on the Beat:
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Climate change scientist paints a stark and vivid picture
THE WINDS OF CHANGE: CLIMATE, WEATHER AND THE DESTRUCTION OF CIVILIZATIONS By Eugene Linden
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Researchers from California and Hawaii have analyzed 25 factors and developed a map that reflects the relative cumulative magnitude of their effects on the waters extending for about 250-350 miles off the shores of Washington, Oregon, California, and the Baja Peninsula.