Fish & Fisheries

Shark Week Media Frenzy a Chance to Actually Cover Sharks

The media frenzy whipped up by Shark Week broadcasts mask a harsh reality — humans kill millions more sharks than sharks kill humans, making the real story for reporters the struggle to save sharks. Get ideas and resources on the shark conservation story from this week's TipSheet.

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The Rare Trump Appointment Actually Making Scientists Very Happy

"The appointment of fisheries biologist Chris Oliver to lead NOAA Fisheries — the agency within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that is charged with sustainable management of commercial fisheries worth more than $140 billion — represents a striking departure from the Trump administration’s scientific and environmental personnel and policy choices."

Source: Washington Post, 07/14/2017

"Proposed EPA Permit Violates Clean Water Act, Group Alleges"

"An environmental group is accusing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of violating federal pollution laws by allowing oil and gas companies to dump an unlimited quantity of fracking chemicals into the Gulf of Mexico."

Source: WWL-TV, 07/13/2017

"Controversial Alaskan Gold Mine Could Be Revived Under Trump’s EPA"

"The Trump administration has taken a key step toward paving the way for a controversial gold, copper and molybdenum mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed, marking a sharp reversal from President Barack Obama’s opposition to the project."

Source: Washington Post, 07/12/2017


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