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CLF Prevails in Right Whale Lawsuit Against Federal Government

“Expanded fishing in a right whale hot spot flies in the face of the Endangered Species Act,” said Erica Fuller, CLF Senior Attorney. “This ruling rightfully reverses a dangerous course and will give right whales the protection they need from fishing gear. We cannot afford to lose even one more of these critically endangered creatures.” 

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – June 15-19
by Allison Lorenc

June 17 – Fishery Council Vote: Major Losses Overshadow Small Victories – The Council, which is charged with protecting New England’s fishing habitats and economies, finalized its votes on the Omnibus Essential Fish Habitat Amendment 2. After 12 years of work and the availability of the most sophisticated science modeling and analysis ever used by…

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Fishery Council Vote: Major Losses Overshadow Small Victories
by Peter Shelley

Council votes to slash protected habitats in New England’s ocean by 60 percent The votes are in, and any hopes of the New England Fishery Management Council redeeming itself are lost. Yesterday, the Council, which is charged with protecting New England’s fishing habitats and economies, finalized its votes on the Omnibus Essential Fish Habitat Amendment…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – June 1-5
by Allison Lorenc

June 1 – National Oceans Month, 2015 – President Obama has proclaimed June to be National Oceans Month. He points towards a “coordinated, science-based approach to managing our coasts and oceans.” June 2 – Decision Time for Deep Corals in the Mid-Atlantic – On June 10, regional fisheries officials will have the chance to create the largest…

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Georges Bank on the Habitat Chopping Block
by Greg Cunningham

The New England Fishery Management Council’s (NEFMC) Habitat Committee continues to show complete disregard for habitat protection. Up for consideration at the Committee’s Monday meeting was an industry-introduced proposal to open critical areas of Georges Bank as part of the Omnibus Habitat Amendment.

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Take Action to Protect Ocean Habitat
by Allison Lorenc

New England’s ocean is a unique and breathtakingly beautiful marine environment. One of the extraordinary places that CLF has featured as part of its ocean conservation efforts is the highly productive, diverse, and dramatically beautiful Cashes Ledge. Tragically, despite these valuable and irreplaceable characteristics, Cashes Ledge is in danger of being opened to trawls, dredges, and other…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – November 3–7
by Allison Lorenc

November 5 – Notice of Public Hearings for Habitat Amendment – The New England Fishery Management Council will be conducting a series of public hearings during the comment period for the Draft Omnibus Habitat Amendment 2 and the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. November 6 – Protecting the Prey: A Plan for the Ocean Food Web’s…