Cashes Ledge

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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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CLF’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2014
by Conservation Law Foundation

It’s been a great year for Conservation Law Foundation — and a great year on CLF Scoop. We’ve had lots of great posts by our advocates and volunteers. Here are our readers’ most read posts for 2014. Documents Reveal Governors’ Gas and Hydropower Plan Shaped by Industry and Incomplete Analysis Jun 24, 2014 by Christophe…

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Take Action to Protect Ocean Habitat
by Allison Lorenc

New England’s ocean is a unique and breathtakingly beautiful marine environment. One of the extraordinary places that CLF has featured as part of its ocean conservation efforts is the highly productive, diverse, and dramatically beautiful Cashes Ledge. Tragically, despite these valuable and irreplaceable characteristics, Cashes Ledge is in danger of being opened to trawls, dredges, and other…

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Exploring a Unique Biodiversity Hotspot In the Gulf of Maine (by Jon Witman)
by Allison Lorenc

Marine Ecologist and Professor of Biology at Brown University, Dr. Jon Witman, recently authored a blog about Cashes Ledge for the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Dr. Witman has been studying Cashes Ledge for over thirty years and personally speaks to the true value that this unique habitat holds. You can read the full…

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Redefining Open Space: The Case for Protecting Open Space in the Sea
by Priscilla Brooks

Nestled on Massachusetts’ North Shore, Ipswich is an historic New England community with a vibrant town center, friendly people, and working farms. What really strikes visitors to this small town, however, is its open space. A remarkable 47 percent of the town is protected. People here seem to share a common, almost innate understanding that…

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Conservation Matters Fall 2014

Redefining Open Space: The Case for Protecting Open Space in the Sea… Why I Give: Sam Warton and Chris Waters Bike Across the Country for CLF… Progress Report: Keeping the Lights On: Forcing the New England Governors’ Energy Plan Out of the Back Room… Five Questions for: Ivy Frignoca

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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…

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The Boston Globe Visits Cashes Ledge
by Leah Fine

If you picked up The Boston Globe on Sunday, you may have noticed this striking photograph of a scuba diver swimming through a lush, colorful kelp forest. The photo might have been familiar to you – it was taken by our friend Brian Skerry on Cashes Ledge, one of the most remarkable places in the Gulf of Maine.…

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Celebrating New England’s Oceans on World Oceans Day
by Leah Fine

This Sunday is World Oceans Day, an international event to celebrate and honor the ocean. This year, volunteers have organized events in locations around the world, from Massachusetts to Mozambique. The message of the day is simple – our oceans are valuable but at risk, and all of us can take easy steps to help.…

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Meet the CLF Dive Team
by Leah Fine

With the CLF dive team busy exploring Cashes Ledge and other sites in the Gulf of Maine, we thought we’d introduce you to our star-studded team of ocean adventurers!   Brian Skerry is a renowned underwater photographer praised around the world for his aesthetic sense and evocative scenes. His images tell stories that not only celebrate the mystery…