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Matt Tinning

Entries by Matt Tinning

The Fight Against Pirate Fishing

(8) Comments | Posted December 22, 2011 | 2:51 PM

Whether it's the rise of International Talk Like a Pirate Day or the enduring popularity of Gasparilla, pirates occupy a glamorous place in the public imagination. But for many American fishermen, the word is becoming synonymous with lower revenues, lost jobs and environmental destruction.

Just ask...

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In a Sea of Despair, U.S. Fisheries Offer Reason for Hope

(1) Comments | Posted July 15, 2011 | 4:27 PM

For fish aficionados around the world, these are not optimistic times.

It seems that every week brings fresh warnings from scientists about declines in the health of our ocean and the web of life it supports. A recent report by the International Programme on the State of the...

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Memo to John Bryson: Start Studying Up on Fish

(0) Comments | Posted June 21, 2011 | 9:48 AM

Nixon cabinet intrigue is the short explanation for why the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration sits within the Department of Commerce.

In 1970, the President received recommendations that the new agency be incorporated into the Department of the Interior. White House tensions with then-Interior Secretary Walter Hickel ran high, however;...

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