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The Bottom Line: Even Fish Need Yearly Checkups

Lee Crockett | Posted 07.16.2012 | Green
Lee Crockett

Any doctor would point out that this year's report wasn't a clean bill of health: Thirty six of America's most commercially and recreationally important ocean fish populations are still subject to overfishing, and 45 have been depleted to unhealthy levels.

The Bottom Line: Little Fish Do Matter

Lee Crockett | Posted 07.07.2012 | Green
Lee Crockett

Small fish such as sardines and anchovies don't get much love. But these little fish provide essential food for all the marine life that we like to catch, eat or watch.

Overfishing 101: Dissecting Sectors

Lee Crockett | Posted 02.15.2012 | Green
Lee Crockett

Fishermen no longer throw thousands of pounds of fish overboard because of daily trip limits. And bycatch (the capture of non-target ocean wildlife, which has long been a serious problem in New England) is also on the decline.

Overfishing 101: Why Rebuilding Fish Populations Benefits Everyone

Lee Crockett | Posted 10.19.2011 | Green
Lee Crockett

Healthy fish populations create jobs, support coastal economies, help repair damaged marine ecosystems and provide increased recreational opportunities for anglers like myself to bring home fish for my dinner table more often.

Overfishing 101: Why Ending Overfishing Is Good for Both Fish and Fishermen Alike

Lee Crockett | Posted 08.09.2011 | Green
Lee Crockett

If we rebuild all of our fish populations to healthy levels, we have indeed achieved success, for they are the foundation upon which fishing businesses and fishermen can thrive.

Alaska Sues Feds To Stop Endangered Sea Lion Protection

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The state of Alaska filed a lawsuit Tuesday in an effort to stop a federal agency's plan to protect endangered sea lions by ...

Protecting The Last Right Whale Nursery

Taryn Kiekow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Taryn Kiekow

Science suggests that the loss of even one North Atlantic right whale could threaten the survival of the entire species; the Navy creating a training range near their habitat will further hurt the quest to survive.

Obama Restores Endangered Species Protections Weakened During Bush's Last Month in Office

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

This legislation promises good science now, and for the next 4-8 years; and hopefully restored guarantees of good science later, even under less humane executives than Obama.