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Save River Herring

River herring and shad populations have declined by over 90 percent since 1985. This loss of fish, despite removals of dams and improvements to the health of rivers, is due to overfishing and bycatch mortalities while trawling for sea herring and mackerel.  River herring and shad are incidental takes that sold on market with the…

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Save Fish and Fishing Communities

Tell Congress more funding of fisheries is good for both the fish and fishing communities. About every ten years the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Management Act is reauthorized.  It’s time to revisit the primary law governing conservation and management of U.S. ocean fisheries. The heavy lifting for legislators of today’s Congress is to direct more money, not…

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Clam Chowdah Science

Clam Chowdah Science: Ocean Stewardship & Northeast Ocean Collaborative Planning  Gloucester’s fishing industry knows all too well about the complexity of our oceans. Through my years of working with groups like the commercial striped bass fishermen and the Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Association, I have seen our fishermen adapt to the highs and lows that come with…

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Stop Nitrogen Pollution of Oceans – Green Algal Slime Busters

How can you help get rid of green algal slime choking our shores and smearing our beaches? Nitrogen is the worst pollutant in the world affecting the oceans because it causes harmful algal blooms, eutrophication and ocean dead zones (hypoxia), makes marine life more vulnerable to disease, reduces biodiversity in shallow estuarine waters, degrades ocean…

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Ecosystem Research Area for Stellwagen Bank

Protect Essential Fish Habitat in the Gulf of Maine – Establish a No Take Area within the Stellwagen Dedicated Habitat Research Area Join with us in clarion calls for 4 alternatives to the Fishery Council’s Omnibus Essential Fish Habitat Amendment 2 in the Gulf of Maine. ◊ Protect deep sea corals; ◊ Protect forage fish including…

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Nightmare in the British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands Disaster

The Virgin Islands Environmental Council’s worst nightmare happened on August  12, 2011 when the Court ruled that Hans Creek Fisheries Protected Area, a mangrove shored fish nursery with fringing coral reefs and turtle grass on the west side of Beef Island, does not have legal standing to stop unregulated developers from building into the area. …

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Fight Ocean Plastics

The Ocean River Institute is teaming up with Northern Atlantic Dive Expeditions (NADE) and the National Marine Sanctuary program on a new project: “In Sight and In Mind: Marine Debris Documentation and Removal in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary (SBNMS).” Heather Knowles (NADE) and ORI’s Rob Moir both serve on the SBNMS Advisory Council. …

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Florida Algae Green Slime Busters

Terrible Algal Bloom Smothers Southern Florida Wildlife is dying; swimmers and waders are told not to enter the water.  It is so bad, that the governor has declared an emergency for Palm Beach County, Martin County and St. Lucie County. Photo by Rebecca Fatzinger The Ocean River Institute acted with more than 3,000 eAlert subscribers, who…

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