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Setting the Record Straight: Marine Monuments Have a Long, Proud Legacy
by Amanda Yanchury

Former Conservation Law Foundation Staff Attorney Roger Fleming, who is now a part of the Oceans litigation team at EarthJustice, details how the National Monument establishment process through the Antiquities Act serves the public’s interest.  By Roger Fleming One hundred-nine years ago this week President Teddy Roosevelt created the first national monument, protecting the magnificent Devil’s…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – September 14-18
by Allison Lorenc

September 14 – A Marine National Monument for Marine Mammals – New England is home a number of marine mammal species, including endangered right whales. Naturalists from the New England whale watch industry and the Vice President of Research at the New England Aquarium commented on the importance of protecting the Cashes Ledge area and the…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – September 7-11
by Allison Lorenc

September 8 – Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, September 8 – In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, fisheries management needs to keep pace with climate change; NEFSC seeks applicants to prepare benchmark stock assessments; NOAA grants $10 million under Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program; efforts to save a beached great white are unsuccessful;…

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Your Attendence Needed in Providence Next Tuesday
by Laurie O'Reilly

Momentum is building for protecting ocean habitats in New England – and your voice has never been more important. Next Tuesday, September 15, NOAA is holding a town hall meeting to hear from people like you about why Cashes Ledge and the Coral Canyons and Seamounts deserve protection as the Atlantic’s first Marine National Monuments.…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – August 24-28
by Allison Lorenc

August 24 – Atlantic Spiny Dogfish, the Comeback Shark – We bring to our fish-loving friends a miraculous fish – the Atlantic spiny dogfish. This groundfish (which…SURPRISE! is actually a shark) suffered a serious population decline in the 1990s, but stocks have since recovered. In fact, the dogfish is now the largest shark fishery in the…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – August 17-21
by Allison Lorenc

August 17 – Acadian Redfish – Consume Regularly for  Healthy Ocean – You may also recognize redfish by the name “ocean perch,” but they are not, in fact, perch (genus Perca); they are actually rockfish (genus Sebastes). Literally, these guys love rocks…and mud, and clay. Basically, they love bottom substrates. Fish Feature, cross-post by Talking Fish. August…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – August 10-14
by Allison Lorenc

August 10 – Atlantic Halibut – Don’t Let the Googly Eyes Fool You – Today, we’re talking about a monstrous flatfish – the voracious, predacious Atlantic halibut. Like all flatfish, Atlantic halibut lie on their left sides, giving them a goofy, almost crooked appearance. But don’t be fooled – their mouths gape all the way back…