Fish & Fisheries

June 16, 2019

DEADLINE: GRID-Arendal Investigative Environmental Journalism Grants

GRID-Arendal, through its Environmental Crime Programme, seeks grant applications for investigative journalism projects. Two grant recipients will receive NOK 25,000 (approximately 2,500 Euros) each for investigations focusing on illegal fisheries and illegal logging. Deadline is Jun 16, 2019.

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"Chesapeake Bay Recovery Took A Hit Amid Heavy Rain In 2018"

"The Chesapeake Bay’s recovery took a step back in 2018, but the estuary retained its “C” grade on an annual report card from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science."

Source: Baltimore Sun, 05/22/2019

Follow Fish Advisories To Catch Local Stories

Toxic chemicals and disease-causing microorganisms can be found in some fresh-caught fish. And that means local stories for environmental journalists, who can pick up on problems through federal and state fish advisories. The latest TipSheet explains the health impacts and how they’re regulated, plus questions to ask and story ideas, including an environmental justice angle.

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June 26, 2019

DEADLINE: IJNR's Bristol Bay Institute

The Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources invites journalists on an expenses-paid learning expedition to Alaska, Aug 31-Sep 7, 2019, to explore topics including mining in the Bristol Bay watershed; fisheries management; Indigenous sovereignty and resources management; climate change and its impacts on the region; land use issues; and more. Apply by Jun 26.

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"California Central Coast, Bay Area to Open for Drilling"

"A more than five-year moratorium on leasing land in California for oil and gas development will be coming to an end with a May 9 Interior Department plan to open up about 725,000 acres across the state’s Central Coast and the Bay Area for drilling."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 05/10/2019
June 25, 2019 to June 26, 2019

Africa Blue Economy Forum

The second annual forum in Tunis, Tunisia will focus on opportunities and innovations in emerging and frontier sectors of the Blue Economy and how they can help accelerate Africa’s transformation.

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"Cooke Aquaculture Pays $332,000 Over Escaped Atlantic Salmon"

"A salmon-farming company with net pens in Rich Passage has agreed to pay $332,000 in fines after one of its floating pens collapsed in 2017, releasing a quarter-million nonnative Atlantic salmon into Puget Sound near Cypress Island, about 10 miles southwest of Bellingham."

Source: Kitsap Sun/AP, 05/01/2019

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