Across New England

Press Releases
Court Rejects Fishing Industry Challenge to Ocean Monuments

“Today’s historic decision is a clear victory for our oceans and for the Atlantic’s only marine national monument,” said Peter Shelley, Senior Counsel at CLF. “This decision guarantees that one of the most fragile and scientifically important areas in the North Atlantic will be protected from destructive activities like oil drilling and industrial fishing. Protecting the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts ensures that we are leaving a proud legacy for the people of New England.”

Senior Fellows
Mary Rose Scozzafava, Esq.
by Dara Epison

Mary Rose Scozzafava, Esq. comes to CLF via the Access to Justice Fellows Program, a collaboration of the Lawyers Clearinghouse and the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission. Mary Rose was previously a partner in the Intellectual Property department of Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr, where she specialized in patent advice and patent portfolio building…

Senior Fellows
Wendy Sheu, Esq.
by Dara Epison

Wendy Sheu, Esq. comes to CLF with a background in regulatory compliance. Prior to joining CLF, Wendy was Chief Compliance Officer and Regulatory Counsel at a Boston asset management firm, where she advised on regulatory matters and was responsible for developing, implementing and enforcing compliance policies and procedures. Wendy began her career as an associate at Ropes…

News Clips
Fishing regulators approve measures to conserve Atlantic herring

“After years of requests from scientists, recreational fishermen, and the public, this amendment recognizes the critical role this species plays in our ocean ecosystem. These rules will make a long-lasting difference for herring, its predators, and the businesses and communities that depend upon a healthy fishery and a healthy ocean.”

Press Releases
Fishery Managers Vote to Enact Protections for Atlantic Herring

“The council is taking a bold step in choosing to manage herring differently, and it should be commended,” said Erica Fuller, Senior Attorney at CLF. “After years of requests from scientists, recreational fishermen and the public, this amendment recognizes the critical role this species plays in our ocean ecosystem. These rules will make a long-lasting difference for herring, its predators, and the businesses and communities that depend upon a healthy fishery and a healthy ocean.”

Press Releases
Student Art Competition to Focus on Ocean Health and Protection of Right Whales

“The goal of this challenge is to inspire a new generation of ocean advocates,” said Dr. Priscilla Brooks, Director of Ocean Conservation at CLF. “North Atlantic right whales are in crisis and could become extinct in our lifetime without immediate action. This iconic species contributes to the health of the ocean ecosystem, benefiting all of the communities surrounding the Gulf of Maine. We hope the contest will transform our youngest residents into lifelong activists who fight for healthy oceans and right whale protections.”