Monthly Archives: November 2014

More Difficult News for New England Groundfishing Fleet

Why don’t they just close the Gulf of Maine down and subsidize us like they do the wind farmers and the solar energy companies and farmers out west? They pay them not to farm, why don’t they pay us not … Continue reading

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President and CEO of PIJAC Continues Spread of Disinformation

The president and CEO of the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC), Ed Sayres, attended the Aquatic Experience this past weekend and blogged about it on Monday. In his blog entry, Sayres asks, “[W]hy is the aquatics community under attack by … Continue reading

Posted in Endangered Species Act (ESA), Global Climate Change, Hawaii, Indo-Pacific, Legislation, Ornamental Fisheries | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Part II of the Sustainably Minded Aquarist Published

Part II in my ten-part series titled “The Sustainably Minded Marine Aquarist” is out at Advanced Aquarist Online Magazine. In it, I discuss why sustainably minded aquarists will go out of their way to source animals from the smaller developing island … Continue reading

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Assessing Cause and Effect with Data in Hawaii’s Aquarium Fishery

Yesterday I reported on the 2015 commercial northern shrimp fishery moratorium in New England, an event where ocean warming, rather than poor fishery management, is likely responsible for fishery collapse. Today, I want to take a look at Hawaii, where anti-aquarium fishery … Continue reading

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2015 Commercial Northern Shrimp Fishery Moratorium Announced

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) has for the second year in a row issued a moratorium on the commercial northern shrimp (Pandalus borealis) fishery. The decision was made Wednesday in Portland, and it’s one that will no doubt hurt … Continue reading

Posted in Global Climate Change, Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI), Maine Fisheries, Northeast Fisheries, Overfishing | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

The Sustainably Minded Aquarist Part I – Wild Animals (Excerpt)

While covering the marine aquarium trade at the intersection of science and sustainability, I’m frequently asked what the sustainably minded aquarist should do. Over the next ten weeks, I’m going to try to answer that question as best I’m able … Continue reading

Posted in Aquaculture, Developing Nations, Ecolabels, Hawaii, Indo-Pacific, Ornamental Fisheries, Overfishing | Tagged , , | 11 Comments