The challenge New Englanders now face is protecting our strong ocean heritage while charting a new and improved course for wise ocean management -- coastal and marine spatial planning is a tool that can meet this challenge.
The modest mom & pop seafood shop into a thriving and respected wholesale/retail fish business, supplying over 400 of NYC's "most discriminating" chefs, in addition to seafood lovers visiting their 6,000 sq. ft. Chelsea Market store.
Last week was a fantastic week for the oceans. Chile's president announced the creation of a marine reserve around Sala y Gómez Island in the Pacific Ocean that will protect a biodiverse marine habitat larger than Montana.
While I haven't met Snooki, I do know a real housewife of New Jersey, 43-year old Medford Lakes mother of two, Margo Pellegrino. She's currently paddling an outrigger canoe down the Pacific Coast from Seattle to San Diego.
Here's the thing: in the 3 months since BP stabbed its hole in the bottom of the sea, if you add up all the carbon being burned in the world, we had the equivalent of at least 5,000 Deepwater Horizons pouring carbon into the atmosphere.
This week, in Obama's Oval Office speech on the oil spill, he used the term "mission." That's the right word. It will take a purposeful commitment to a mission of change to truly respond to the epiphany in the Gulf.