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Noaa Fisheries

Heroic Whale Rescue Reveals Sad Reality

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 12.22.2014 | Green

Crew members at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program are like superheroes for wha...

The Future of Conservation and the Tragedy of Triage

Michael Paul Nelson | Posted 11.23.2014 | Green
Michael Paul Nelson

Because the ESA is a flagship of conservation legislation, one can expect this new meaning to influence the direction of conservation far beyond the formal purview of the ESA.

The Possibilities of Ports: Is Development of Port Infrastructure the Next Step for Great Lakes Cities?

Roger Germann | Posted 02.15.2014 | Green
Roger Germann

Imagine a bustling urban port: ships unload cargo from all over the world; local products are packed and loaded for export; and ferries shuttle sightseers from shore to shore. This sounds like a scene from Europe, where shipping vessels and ferries connect cities. But could this scene represent the future of Chicago and our neighbors on the Great Lakes?

The Bottom Line: Rebuilding Plans Work for U.S. Fisheries

Lee Crockett | Posted 11.13.2013 | Green
Lee Crockett

The combination of these shortsighted approaches is likely to result in depleted fish populations and degraded marine ecosystems that will eventually be unable to support the fish that coastal communities depend on.

WATCH: Gruesome Dissection Reveals Huge Shark's Last Meal

LiveScience | Douglas Main | Posted 08.09.2013 | Science

What do mako sharks eat? To find out, you have to look inside their stomachs. Shark scientist Antonella Preti recently dissected the largest mako sh...

Will This Fishing Method Mean The End Of Bluefin Tuna?

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 06.19.2013 | Green

No fish has inspired as much controversy over the past several years as the bluefin tuna. Sushi lovers, especially in Japan, love the fish's fatty fle...

For the Sake of Cod, Stand With Us

John B. Kassel | Posted 06.03.2013 | Green
John B. Kassel

Now is not the time to push the limits of the law and set dangerously high catch levels. Now is not the time to bow to industry pressure. Now is not the time to risk this species for short-term gain.

The Bottom Line: A Better Way to Manage Fish

Lee Crockett | Posted 03.11.2013 | Green
Lee Crockett

NOAA should heed the thousands of citizens who have asked it to move forward to manage fish comprehensively by protecting the habitats they depend on and the food they eat.

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.

Cyril Neville Joins Voices Crying From the Louisiana Delta

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

While headlines are screaming about thick, gooey oil washing up on Louisiana's beaches, killing bottlenose dolphins and sea turtles, and "tendrils" of...

The Trouble with Geniuses: They Forget to Reach High Schoolers

Anne Butterfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

Climate defenders need a simple, concrete frame that captures the CO2 crisis, hopefully one that can be grasped with a high-school education. It's the acid story.

Why Obama's Pick for NOAA Matters: Jane Lubchenco

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Ritz

As reported in The Environmentalist last April, the Chinook salmon run in the Sacramento River has collapsed.

Greening Hollywood: Enchanted Green Hallow's Eve

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paige Donner

Ecostation... has created an environmentally aware Haunted Fun House for kids and parents that offers an afternoon of trick-or-treating and learning about Earth's animal-kingdom inhabitants.