Priscilla Brooks

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Governor Baker: The People Have Spoken, and They Want a Marine National Monument
by Priscilla Brooks

The people of New England, and especially Massachusetts, have spoken – and they want a Marine National Monument in the Atlantic. More than 160,000 people have signed their name in support of a monument designation, including over 10,000 from Massachusetts alone. We’ve received public letters of support from coastal businesses, faith-based organizations, and aquaria. And…

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Earth Day Irony: Ocean Habitat Faces Threat of Destruction
by Priscilla Brooks

This Earth Day, the spectacular underwater ecosystem known as Cashes Ledge faces the threat of destruction. Take action now to protect Cashes Ledge. Located in the Gulf of Maine, only about 80 miles from the coast, Cashes Ledge is a remarkable and irreplaceable ocean habitat. A governmental body known as the New England Fishery Management…

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White House Releases National Ocean Policy Report
by Priscilla Brooks

Today, the White House released its Report on the Implementation of the National Ocean Policy highlighting the progress it has made in the last year. The following is a statement from Priscilla Brooks, Director of Conservation Law Foundation’s Ocean Conservation Program: “The ocean is the bedrock of New England culture and supports a thriving coastal economy.…

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Protect Cashes Ledge and Other Essential Fish Habitat: CLF and Thousands of Supporters Weigh in with Fishery Council
by Priscilla Brooks

In comments submitted Friday in response to the long-awaited Omnibus Habitat Amendment 2 and its underlying analysis, CLF strongly criticized the draft Amendment proposed by the New England Fishery Management Council, stating that it does not comply with the law and puts the region’s goal of producing valuable, diverse, and sustainable fisheries even further from…

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Video: Take a 90-Second Dive on Cashes Ledge
by Priscilla Brooks

Cashes Ledge is a spectacular underwater mountain range unlike anyplace you’ll find on land or sea – it’s one of the most dynamic hotspots of biodiversity in New England and the entire North Atlantic. Now it’s in danger. Cashes Ledge has been protected from the most harmful fishing practices for more than 10 years. But…