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Maine Marine Resource Committee Kills Scallop Fishery Bill

A bill introduced into the Maine Legislature that would have changed the way the State’s scallop fishery is managed was unanimously voted down in committee today. The standing room only crowd at today’s public hearing expressed strong opposition to LD … Continue reading

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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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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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Ruling in Favor of Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources Relating to State’s Aquarium Fishery

Last week I wrote about an EarthJustice lawsuit in Hawaii seeking to compel the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) to carry out environmental reviews under the Hawaii Environmental Policy Act (HEPA) before issuing any new aquarium collection permits or renewing … Continue reading

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No Vote on Management of Eel Fishery

The vote we had expected yesterday at the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) spring meeting on new regulations in the increasingly high profile and contentious American eel (Anguilla rostrata) fishery didn’t come after all. While the  discussion that was supposed to yield a … Continue reading

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Paths to Reform for Aquarium Fisheries

As some of you familiar with my work know, I cover all types of fisheries. Over the past few years, I have reported frequently on marine aquarium fisheries, especially those in developing island nations of the Pacific. I have come … Continue reading

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Worst Maine Shrimp Season Since Late ’70s

The Gulf of Maine shrimp fishing season ends just before midnight tonight with this year’s harvest being the smallest since 1978. Less than 700,000 pounds of so-called Maine shrimp (Pandalus borealis) have been landed this year (the season opened on Januray … Continue reading

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