Dec 05, 2017

Celebrating One Year of Regionwide Ocean Planning in New England

The ocean contributes $352 billion annually to the U.S. economy, and supports 3.1 million jobs nationwide – and it’s continuing to grow. Commercial shipping traffic is increasing at an unprecedented rate. Offshore wind energy is booming off the coasts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, and small new aquaculture businesses are cropping up left and right.… Continue reading Celebrating One Year of Regionwide Ocean Planning in New England

offshore wind
Nov 29, 2017

All Hands on Deck to Save the Endangered North Atlantic Right Whale

2017 has been a heartbreaking year for anyone following the news about the shocking number of North Atlantic right whale deaths. With fewer than 460 remaining, right whales are one of the most endangered whale species in the world, so even one death threatens the species’ existence. Tragically, the number of right whale deaths this year now… Continue reading All Hands on Deck to Save the Endangered North Atlantic Right Whale

right whales
May 12, 2017

Blue Vision Summit: A Time to Come Together to Advocate for Our Oceans

This week, ocean advocates convened at the Blue Vision Summit in Washington, D.C., to rally support in defense of our blue movement and to discuss solutions to some of the ocean’s toughest challenges. This three-day meeting brought together some 500 participants from across the country, first to meet with members of Congress and, second, to… Continue reading Blue Vision Summit: A Time to Come Together to Advocate for Our Oceans

Sen. Maggie Hassan
Jan 11, 2017

Cashes Ledge: The Next Chapter for Protecting New England’s Ocean Treasures

Soon, President Obama will close his eight years in office with a strong ocean legacy. He will be remembered for having protected more square miles of ocean than any president before. His administration created new marine sanctuaries, expanded Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, and of course, designated the first such monument in the Atlantic, the Northeast Canyons… Continue reading Cashes Ledge: The Next Chapter for Protecting New England’s Ocean Treasures

Cashes Ledge kelp forest