Tag: national oceanic and atmospheric administration

Fish farming expansion plans being challenged

Written by on March 2, 2016 in Fish, Policy & Ocean Law
Fish farming expansion plans being challenged

In January, NOAA announced its plans to expand aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico, but those plans are now being challenged.

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Fish Farming to Expand in U.S.

Written by on January 25, 2016 in Fish, Policy & Ocean Law
Fish Farming to Expand in U.S.

A new rule will expand aquaculture (fish farming) opportunities in the open ocean in an effort to meet the growing demand for seafood.

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Unraveling the Mystery of Sea Turtles’ “Lost Years”

Written by on April 16, 2015 in Marine Life, Sea Turtles
Unraveling the Mystery of Sea Turtles’ “Lost Years”

It was once commonly thought that young sea turtles passively drifted in ocean currents without really swimming, but now we know that’s not true.

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Biologically Important Areas to “Reduce Adverse Impacts” on Cetaceans

Written by on March 11, 2015 in Policy & Ocean Law, Whales & Dolphins
Biologically Important Areas to “Reduce Adverse Impacts” on Cetaceans

Biologically Important Areas will make it easier for resource managers and decision makers to consider the impact that human activities could have on cetaceans.

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Marine Protected Areas: A Timeline of MPAs in the U.S.

Written by on January 14, 2014 in Policy & Ocean Law
Marine Protected Areas: A Timeline of MPAs in the U.S.

The National Marine Protected Areas Center published a report on the state of Marine Protected Areas in the US. Here’s how MPAs have expanded over the years.

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Celebrating 40 Years of the Endangered Species Act

Written by on December 27, 2013 in Policy & Ocean Law
Celebrating 40 Years of the Endangered Species Act

Tomorrow is the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), which was passed by Congress on December 28, 1973.

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This Week in Marine Science

Written by on December 20, 2013 in Other News
This Week in Marine Science

Here’s a roundup of other stories worth reading this weekend, including sustainable fish farming, the world’s largest undersea canyon, loggerheads and more.

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Most New Zealanders Would Pay Tax to Protect Hector’s Dolphins

Written by on December 10, 2013 in Policy & Ocean Law
Most New Zealanders Would Pay Tax to Protect Hector’s Dolphins

Highlights include Japan’s whaling fleet heading to the Southern Ocean, the ship strike reduction rule, and covering the costs of protecting Hector’s dolphins.

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This Week in Marine Science

Written by on December 6, 2013 in Other News
This Week in Marine Science

Here’s a roundup of other stories worth reading this weekend, including a plastic bag ban, seahorse heads, the subpolar fjords of Antarctica, and sustainable seafood.

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Corals Don’t Have To Be Rare To Be Threatened by Climate Change

Written by on November 18, 2013 in Other News
Corals Don’t Have To Be Rare To Be Threatened by Climate Change

Today’s highlights include the Peruvian anchovy fishery, regulations to protect marine mammals during Navy training, and the vulnerability of all coral species.

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