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  • New federal task force to deal with climate change's effects on fisheries
    New federal task force to deal with climate change's effects on fisheries
    A new federal task force will advise the U.S. Department of Commerce about fishery policies concerning climate change. The Department's National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration is announcing in the Federal Register of Thursday, Aug....
  • Nominations sought for Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee
    Nominations sought for Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee
    If you want to serve on the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee, you've got until Monday, July 7 to apply. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is taking applications for vacancies on the committee, which advises the Department of...
  • Fishery reauthorization bill approved by House committee
    Fishery reauthorization bill approved by House committee
    The Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act (H.R. 4742) was approved by a House committee on Thursday, May 29. The House Natural Resources Committee voted in favor of the bill, which would...
  • Revised conflict of interest form proposed for fishery management councils
    Revised conflict of interest form proposed for fishery management councils
    Members of regional fishery management councils will likely have to complete a revised form to guard against conflicts of interest. The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is unveiling a proposed revision to the Statement of...
  • Brown Trout
    August Bitterroot TU meeting to focus on low water and fisheries
    Extremely hot dry weather combined with a low snowpack have led to record breaking low water flows and high water temperatures. The severe impacts to streamflows, agriculture and fisheries continue to mount, and restrictions on angling have...
  • Mick Jagger’s daughter Lizzie bares her body for tuna conservation
    Mick Jagger’s daughter Lizzie bares her body for tuna conservation
    Bluefin Tuna overfishing is making the headlines in the fishing news, but Liz Jagger is making sure of it. Oldest daughter Liz Jagger, her parents former model Jerry Hall and rock and roll front man for the Rolling Stones Mick Jagger is the latest...
  • Harbor Fish Market and J’s Oyster are 21st century Portland, Maine
    Harbor Fish Market and J’s Oyster are 21st century Portland, Maine
    Portland, Maine may seem on the surface to have evolved into yet just another restored seaside American city, but the fisheries that built its foundations still thrive. It’s true that Commercial St. seems lined with more boutique shops,...
  • Farm-Raised Fish and Fisheries
    The Dangers of Farm-Raised Fish and Fisheries Part 2 of 2
    Nevertheless, the solutions to these issues are slowly gaining steam but are still miles away. Lohan references Andrea Kavanagh, the manager of the Salmon Aquaculture Reform Campaign, who said, “The industry needs to apply the same rigorous...
  • Farm-Raised Fish and Fisheries
    The Dangers of Farm-Raised Fish and Fisheries Part 1 of 2
    Considered one of the most mysterious farming businesses in the world, the farm raised fish industry has shed a disparaging light on what is unscrupulously morbid within the food industry. Through the organic food movement in addition to animal...
  • Osprey with a fish
    Springtime means osprey are returning to Montana to nest
    There are sightings of osprey in the Bitterroot and Missoula areas in late March and April. Osprey, Pandion haliaetus, are very important birds as indicators of aquatic health. They feed most exclusively on fish and are very sensitive to both...
  • Jacksonville across the St. Johns River
    Check out the St. Johns River report card
    The St. Johns River is the heart of Jacksonville, and its health affects everyone in the city. If you would like to know how our beautiful river is faring, check out the State of the River Report.The State of the River Report is sort of like a...
  • Swordfish
    Seafood choices and sustainability
    In 2009 the average American consumed 15.8 pounds of fish and shellfish, being the third-ranked country for seafood consumption. The number one item, at 4.1 pounds per person, is shrimp, according to an article in Science Daily. Our major...
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    NOAA hunting for missing oil in Gulf of Mexico
    Mark Schleifstein of the Times-Picayune reported the following in a December 3, 2010, article entitled “Scientists set out to find whether oil from BP spill remains on floor of Gulf of Mexico.” Starting Monday, researchers will begin a...
  • Two organizations plan to file suit against BP for effects of oil spill
    Two organizations plan to sue BP for violating the Endangered Species Act
    Defenders of Wildlife and the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) have notified BP of their plans tosue the organization under the Endangered Species Act.Defenders of Wildlife, an organization that protects the interests of wildlife and...
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    Tunicate invasion a threat to Oregon fisheries
    Didemnum vexillum(photo courtesy of Vallorie Hodges, Oregon Coast Aquarium)Oregon has been invaded by a species of tunicate which could cause widespread loss of shellfish in Oregon waters as well as fouling the surfaces of boats, fishing nets,...