Monthly Archives: March 2014

Earthjustice Sues FDA over Federal Seafood Advice

A lawsuit filed today in federal district court against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the next step in an ongoing campaign by consumer protection and environmental advocates to demand the Agency give consumers vital health information about … Continue reading

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The Story behind Florida’s Efforts to Ban Lionfish Importation

On 4 March, I blogged the basics regarding two identical bills introduced to the Florida Legislature that would ban the importation and aquaculture of lionfish. As with most fisheries issues I cover, this situation is incredibly complex, and I’ve tried … Continue reading

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Latency and the Maine Lobster Fishery

“There are 1.2 million trap tags that are not in the water. We can’t say, ‘We can’t talk about it,’ if we know it’s a problem. Having the conversation now, when there’s no threat or need to change, is a … Continue reading

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Florida Looks to Ban Lionfish Imports and Aquaculture

Today the Florida Senate’s Lionfish Bill (SB 1336) was referred to the Environmental Preservation and Conservation, Commerce and Tourism and Agriculture Committees. An identical bill (HB 1069) was also filed in the House but has yet to be referred to … Continue reading

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Today is “World Wildlife Day.” Many of the people I have come to know through my involvement with the marine aquarium trade have enthusiastically shared this fact through social media throughout the day. They have “liked” and shared images and … Continue reading

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Chair of Marine Resources Committee Commits to Making Science-Based Decisions

Senator Christopher K. Johnson (D-Lincoln) committed to making good, science-based decisions when it comes to the State of Maine’s marine resources. The Senator, who chairs the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Marine Resources, spoke yesterday during a Q & A session … Continue reading

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Tweeting from Maine Fishermen’s Forum

I’ll be tweeting today and tomorrow from the Maine Fishermen’s Forum. The Maine Fishermen’s Forum is “the largest event of its kind in New England – one dedicated to offering fishermen, clammers, lobstermen, aquaculturalists and other related seafood industry participants an … Continue reading

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