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Data Collection Tool for Aquarium Trade is Finalist in Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge

The New England Aquarium was selected as one of forty-four finalists in the Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge with a project that aims to improve the identification of illegal trade in marine aquarium animals. The project is titled “Live digital invoices for real-time data analytics … Continue reading

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NMFS Solicits Public Comment on Protective Regulations for Listed Coral Species

Today the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s (NOAA) National Marine Fishery Service (NMFS) officially began soliciting public input as they consider developing a section 4(d) rule for the 20 species of coral recently listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). “Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and … Continue reading

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Aquarium Industry Lobbying Group Updates Webpage to Remove Misinformation

The Pet Industry Joint Advisor Council (PIJAC) updated its Aquatic Defense Fund webpage earlier this month to correct or remove much of the misinformation previously published on the lobbying group’s landing page for the aquarium industry. As a lobbying group, PIJAC … 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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“Long and Tedious” Battle with NOAA Ends for Louisiana State Fisheries Managers

In a press release released today by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), Secretary Robert Barham expressed relief that the current battle with federal fisheries managers over the State’s red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) fishery has come to an end. “Glad to … Continue reading

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NOAA and NMFS Lose in Federal Court Over Red Snapper Emergency Rulemaking

On Friday, a U.S. District Judge overturned an emergency rule cutting the red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) season in Federal waters off Louisiana and Texas, saying “the emergency rule was unlawfully promulgated under the Magnuson-Stevens Act.” The Magnusun-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act is the primary piece of legislation informing … Continue reading

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Federal Fisheries Regulators between a Rock and a Hard Place

Yesterday, the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) added its own legal actions to cap off a week full of litigation over fisheries from Hawaii to New England. The CLF legal action is actually a pair of lawsuits filed in federal court … Continue reading

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