Fish & Fisheries

"U.N. Mission Joins Growing Calls to Label Great Barrier Reef ‘In Danger’"

"The Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem and one of its most biodiverse, is under significant threat from climate change and should be placed on a list of world heritage sites in danger, a United Nations-backed mission has recommended."

Source: NYTimes, 11/29/2022

"The Colorado River Compact Turns 100 Years Old. Is It Still Working?"

"The agreement didn’t consider the needs of Native Americans, Mexico or ecosystems. Since its signing, the river has dropped, demand has skyrocketed and states have failed to agree on how to share it."

Source: Inside Climate News, 11/28/2022

"‘Momentous:’ US Advances Largest Dam Demolition In History"

"U.S. regulators approved a plan Thursday to demolish four dams on a California river and open up hundreds of miles of salmon habitat that would be the largest dam removal and river restoration project in the world when it goes forward."

Source: AP, 11/18/2022

Maine Lobster Losing ‘Sustainable’ Label Over Gear Risk To Whales

"A major seafood guide announced Wednesday it no longer considers Maine’s famed lobsters sustainable, given that whales on the brink of extinction are dying after becoming entangled in fishing gear."

Source: Washington Post, 11/17/2022

"US Regulators To Vote On Largest Dam Demolition In History"

"The largest dam demolition and river restoration plan in the world could be close to reality Thursday as U.S. regulators vote on a plan to remove four aging hydro-electric structures, reopening hundreds of miles of California river habitat to imperiled salmon."

Source: AP, 11/17/2022

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