Written by The Telegram
The tangled, writhing pile at the back of the Flat Island Venture was transferred one armload at a time into weathered, plastic tubs. Hands in thick, waterproof gloves dug in, over and over, filling the containers with crab and ice, stacking them, making short towers plucked up ashore by a dockside crane.
Written by Politico
The Pew Charitable Trusts on Monday urged the Obama administration to impose a two-year ban on commercial fishing of Pacific bluefin tuna in order to prevent the species from collapsing.
Written by New York Times
The impact of falling oil prices in Alaska, which has seemed for many residents like a distant worry until now, is about to land. The turning point came on Friday, when the State House of Representatives, meeting at the Capitol in Juneau in the fifth special session since last summer, failed to override a line-item veto of the budget by Gov. Bill Walker.
Written by Honolulu Civil Beat
It has surprised me that several notable Hawaiian leaders joined conservation advocates to help trigger the request to President Obama to expand the boundaries of the Papahanaumokuakea National Marine Monument in the northwestern Hawaiian Islands. I assume it means that they endorse the conservation model that underpins the global initiative to place 30 percent of the world’s oceans into marine reserves.
Written by Undercurrent News
As the lobster bait shortage on the US east coast continues to attract more attention — recently prompting regulation changes in on the east coast — a North Carolina-based synthetic bait startup is in a good position to fill the gap in bait supply.
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Pat Fiorelli, the long-serving public affairs officer for the New England Fishery Management Council, will step down at the end of July.Read more...
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced last week the sixth round of grant awards from its Fisheries Innovation Fund, a program launched in 2010 to foster innovations that support sustainable fisheries in the United States.
The goal of the Fisheries Innovation Fund is to sustain fishermen and fishing communities while simultaneously rebuilding fish stocks.Read more...