National Fisherman

Proponents of a massive and contentious copper and gold mine in Alaska are poised to issue a rebuttal to the Environmental Protection Agency’s February move to halt the project in its early stages.
The Pebble Partnership expects to respond Tuesday to the EPA’s February decision to delay the permitting process for the Pebble Mine project under a seldom-used provision of the Clean Water Act, according to the firm’s CEO, Tom Collier.
Collier said the move amounts to regulatory overreach by the agency.
“We don’t believe they have the statutory authority,” he said Monday.
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Inside the Industry

It’s no secret that fraud is a problem in the seafood industry. Oceana repeatedly touts a mislabeling epidemic. While their method has been criticized, the perception of rampant fraud  has been established.

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The Center for Coastal Studies recently announced that Owen Nichols, Director of the Center for Coastal Studies’ Marine Fisheries Research Program, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the John Annala Fishery Leadership Award by the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. 

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