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Study shows warming climate costing New England fishermen’s jobs

New England’s coastal counties have, on average, lost 16% of their fishing jobs due to climate variation from 1996 to 2017. [...]

December 12, 2019 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

Bristol Bay advocates push for new Pebble Mine assessment

By Kirk Moore for National Fisherman Advocates for the Bristol Bay said they need to keep pressure on federal agencies for an environmental reassessment of the Pebble Mine proposal – and on ways to keep the world’s greatest salmon fishery [...]

December 3, 2019 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

Cape fishermen celebrate new trawling restrictions

The efforts of local fishermen, boards of selectmen, voters, environmental groups and state legislators who spoke out against the midwater trawl herring fishery have finally paid off. [...]

November 26, 2019 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

Future Bright For Land-based Closed-Containment Atlantic Salmon Aquaculture

The founder of Patagonia, Yvon Chouinard, introduced a clip from his company’s latest film, Artifishal, which details the havoc wreaked by coastal open-net aquaculture. [...]

November 21, 2019 Aquaculture, ARTIFISHAL, Atlantic salmon, Conservation, FEATURE STORY, Slide

The evolutionary links between grizzlies and salmon are life or death

Degraded freshwater and marine habitat, fish farms and disease, dams and diversions, hatcheries and genetic dilution, climate change and changing ocean conditions, all influence salmon abundance. [...]

November 21, 2019 Conservation, RECENT, Salmon Fishing, Slide, wild salmon

For Omega Protein Corporation, the tide may be changing

Omega is not done fishing this year, but so far has gone over the cap by some 16,000 metric tons. [...]

November 20, 2019 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

Striped bass decline spurs new look at mycobacteria

The majority of the Bay’s striped bass are infected and, by the time they are 5 years old, nearly all carry the disease. [...]

November 19, 2019 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, News, Slide, Videos

Making fish spawning barriers easier to remove – reimagining what’s possible

The removal of the Edwards Dam on Maine’s Kennebec River 20 years ago changed everything and helped river conservationists reimagine what’s possible. [...]

November 19, 2019 Conservation, Damn Dams, RECENT, Slide

Fishermen schooled Congress on impacts of Pebble Mine

“Nowhere in the world has a mine of this type and size been located in a place as ecologically sensitive as Bristol Bay.” [...]

November 18, 2019 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, News, Slide

Clean water project by Army Corps and South Florida Water Management District brings hope

The C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area in western Martin County officially began operation last week. [...]

November 14, 2019 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide