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Northeast Canyons and Seamounts National Marine Monument under fire

On September 15th, 2016, President Barak Obama designated the first Marine National Monument in the Atlantic Ocean, the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument. An area, 4,913 square miles, off the coast of New England, it houses… Read More
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National seafood rule could prevent marine mammal deaths…if it’s not revoked

When fishers dip their nets, trawls, traps and hooks into the sea they often catch a lot more than the seafood they intended: All types of sea creatures, mostly fish but also marine mammals, are caught and killed… Read More
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Many U.S. efforts to improve seafood traceability fall short of goals, according to new report

By Ian Urbina, Safina Center Fellow In March 2015, the Obama administration announced plans to change how seafood arrives to U.S. shores. The stated goal of the administration’s plan was to counter illegal fishing and associated crimes such… Read More
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