Written by Rhode Island Public Radio
A festival this weekend in the Massachusetts port town of New Bedford showcased the working waterfront, on the piers and in the harbor. From a scallop-shucking contest to whaleboat races, festival goers got to see Southern New England’s maritime heritage come alive. Here's an audio postcard from a new event at the 12-year-old festival, the nautical tattoo contest.
Written by the Outer Banks Voice
Science plays a big role in managing fisheries.
Scientists assess fish stocks, migration patterns, environmental issues — useful data that allow regulators to set policy.
We expect our science to be accurate and unaffected by politics, and as citizens, we expect political actors to treat science in the same manner.
Written by the Seattle Times
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell will stop drilling for oil and gas in Arctic waters off Alaska’s coast following disappointing results from an exploratory well backed by billions in investment and years of work.
Written by Bangor Daily News
BANGOR, Maine — Coast Guard rescue crews from Station Boothbay Harbor, the cutters Campbell and Ocracoke and Air Station Cape Cod, Massachusetts, saved two people Friday after their fishing vessel sank about 50 nautical miles east of Portland.
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NMFS recently released a draft action plan for fish discard and release mortality science, creating a list of actions that they hope can better inform fisheries.
We know that fishermen have to deal with bycatch by discarding or releasing unwanted catch overboard, but there is a data gap regarding how those fish survive.Read more...
A new study has identified a set of features common to all ocean ecosystems that provide a visual diagnosis of the health of the underwater environment coastal communities rely on.
Together, the features detail cumulative effects of threats -- such as overfishing, pollution, and invasive species, allowing responders to act faster to increase ocean resiliency and sustainability.Read more...