ocean policy

This Week on TalkingFish.org – May 18-22
by Allison Lorenc

May 18 – Oil and Gas Drilling: A Threat from Neighboring Waters – A recent proposal for offshore oil production in Canada poses a real threat to New England’s marine environment. The Shelburne Basin Venture Exploration Drilling Project’s proposed lease blocks are located directly adjacent to the northeast peak of Georges Bank. May 20 –…

Admiral Obama sets course for an ocean policy
by Sean Cosgrove

New England’s ocean and coastal waters have long suffered from management that only allows a single-sector approach. One agency is in charge of energy, one agency in charge of commercial fishing and another is in charge of water quality. This leads to a situation in both state and fedaral waters where no one is watching out for…