Fish & Fisheries

"Maine Fishing Interests Seek Total Ban On Offshore Wind Energy"

"More than 60 commercial fishermen and their supporters testified Tuesday in favor of a bill that would block any attempt to develop offshore wind projects anywhere along the Maine coast."

Source: Portland Press Herald, 05/06/2021

"Breeding Sea Stars in a Lab to Rehabilitate Warming Oceans"

"In an island laboratory off the coast of Washington State, scientists are bringing back to life a gorgeously ferocious predator that suddenly perished amid a climate change-driven marine heat wave seven years ago." "Climate change helped to kill most of the world’s sunflower sea stars. Resurrecting them could revive carbon dioxide-sequestering kelp forests."

Source: Bloomberg Green, 05/04/2021
May 25, 2021 to May 26, 2021

Great Lakes Fishery Commission 2021 Annual Meeting

GLFC will gather virtually May 25 and 26 for their 2021 Annual Meeting, so the public can learn about and discuss developments in the Great Lakes fishery. 9:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m. ET Tuesday and 9:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. ET Wednesday. RSVP required.

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"Scientist: Extent of DDT Dumping In Pacific Is ‘Staggering’"

"Marine scientists say they have found what they believe to be more than 25,000 barrels that possibly contain DDT dumped off the Southern California coast near Catalina Island, where a massive underwater toxic waste site dating back to World War II has long been suspected."

Source: AP, 04/28/2021

Angling for Stories on Streams Suffering From Climate Change? Try Trout

Telling the local climate change story may mean you’ll have to dip a wading-boot-clad toe into the nearest stream, virtually at least. A decline there of a bellwether species, freshwater trout, could signal climate change-driven changes in critical water temperatures. To help guide your investigation, Reporter’s Toolbox spotlights a government database that taps into a massive network of monitoring stations. 

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There Are Massive Chemical Dumps In The Gulf We Know Almost Nothing About

"Seventy miles off the coast of Louisiana, among a maze of drilling platforms and seafloor pipelines, thousands of 55-gallon drums containing hazardous industrial chemicals litter a vast, dark swath of the ocean floor. They’ve been sitting there for nearly 50 years."

Source: HuffPost, 04/23/2021


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