Fish & Fisheries

Florida Gulf Fish Farm Could Be Bellwether, But Not Without A Fight

"If Neil Anthony Sims gets his way, he'll make history by opening a fish farm 40 miles off of Florida's west coast, where his company will begin raising 20,000 almaco jack fingerlings in a floating pen 130 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico."

Source: Greenwire, 01/28/2020

Environment, Energy Issues Will Make Headlines in 2020

As part of our “2020 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & Environment” to help reporters track the stories coming their way this year, SEJournal Online looks ahead to major developments on the beat — from Washington, D.C. to the Arctic, from public lands to fossil fuels. We also explore pending news on transportation, agriculture, nukes, federal funding, freedom of information and even algae. Also under our gaze, key facets of the climate story. Read our overview analysis and then dive deep into the full offering of special Backgrounders, TipSheets and WatchDogs.

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EPA Official Stirs Fear Over Future Of Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Efforts

"Environmentalists and politicians worry Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts could be weakened, if not doomed, days after the federal official overseeing that work called an agreement to reduce water pollution an “aspirational” goal and not rules to be enforced."

Source: Baltimore Sun, 01/07/2020

As Catch Drops, Lobstermen Take Hard Line vs. Right Whale Protections

"Their catch this year has plummeted, while their exports to China have been gutted by the trade war. The government has imposed strict quotas on their primary bait. And they’re facing serious lawsuits that could affect how they fish."

Source: Boston Globe, 01/03/2020

Mississippi Sues Fed Over Spillway Opening Harm to Wildlife, Localities

"Officials in Mississippi are trying to force the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Mississippi River Commission to consult with them before opening the Bonnet Carré Spillway in Louisiana again and flooding the region with polluted river water."

Source: AP, 12/31/2019

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