Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Only Thing Definitive is the Numbers

It’s so nebulous. The only thing you can say definitively is the numbers. – Rusty Gaudé, Louisiana Sea Grant Marine Extension Agent  Gaudé was quoted in an article appearing today in the The Advocate about the health of fisheries in the Gulf … Continue reading

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Rule Changes and New Regulations for Embattled Maine Urchin Fishery

Yesterday, in the name of conservation, the Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) adopted rule changes and regulations for the State’s 2013-14 sea urchin season. The green sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis), which was little more than a pest to Maine … Continue reading

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“A Matter of Survival” – Ayotte Challenges Bullard over Fishery Cuts

This is a matter of survival for an honorable and noble profession in New Hampshire. New Hampshire fishermen who, many of them have this in their families, they have fished the waters, they believe firmly in sustaining the stocks because … Continue reading

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How Big is the Aquarium Fishery? – Another Look at the Data

On Thursday, I blogged about a LiveScience op-ed piece titled “Are Aquariums Ruining Coral Reef Biodiveristy?” In my blog entry, I explored, in part, the comparison the article’s author, Rod Fujita of the Environmental Defense Fund, made between seafood fisheries and aquarium fisheries, and, more … Continue reading

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Aquarium Fisheries and Management in the Absence of Data

  A LiveScience op-ed yesterday asked the question “Are Aquariums Ruining Coral Reef Biodiveristy?” As someone who has covered aquarium fishery issues for a number of years, this is a question I have wanted to answer on numerous occasions. More … Continue reading

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My Latest Book Went to the Printer Today…Phew!

I know I’ve fallen behind in my blogging, and believe me when I say it’s not for lack of material. My excuse? I’ve been holed up with the manuscript of my next book Banggai Cardinalfish, which is set to publish … Continue reading

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