Protecting New England's Marine Monument

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – October 28 – November 1
by Leah Fine

This week on Talking Fish, Peter Shelley responds to a New Bedford Standard Times piece calling for the end of 10-year rebuilding guidelines for overfished stocks; in Fish Talk in the News, the ASMFC makes a decision on Maine’s 2014 elver season and a Maine state lawmaker writes an op-ed on ocean acidification.

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – August 12-16
by Leah Fine

This week on Talking Fish, NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer brings incredible live footage of New England’s ocean floor to your computer; in Fish Talk in the News, lobster shell disease and southern species move north in response to warmer waters.

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Providing Ocean Beauty, Health, and Wealth Demands NOAA Leadership
by Sean Cosgrove

Cod swim through the kelp forest on Cashes Ledge   The beauty, health, and wealth provided by the productivity of New England’s ocean is illustrated in the diversity of ocean and coastal habitat found in the Gulf of Maine, Georges Bank, southern New England waters, and the far edge of the Outer Continental Shelf. New…

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New England’s Oceans: National Pride, National Treasure
by John Kassel

This week, along with millions of Americans, I will cheer at a parade, join a BBQ, and watch fireworks. I will do this with my family, in a familiar place, with familiar faces, and celebrate this most American of holidays. July 4th has always meant a great deal to me, first as an American boy growing…

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Currents
by Sean Cosgrove

Increased wind speed late yesterday started putting oil on Gulf Coast beaches about 10:00pm last night. Our colleagues at the Gulf Restoration Network are working hard to deal with the oil onslaught. The federal government is stepping up their response and making sure we all know they are. White House political chief David Axelrod announced…

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Global Warming and Blizzards
by Seth Kaplan

Our friend Mike Tidwell, the Executive Director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (and definitive climate policy blogger Joe Romm) directs attention to the thoughts of Jeff Masters, head meteorologist at Weather Underground on how the current spate of East Coast blizzards is the kind of phenomena that climate science tells us to expect as…