Mid-Atlantic Ocean Conservation

Our resources are easy-to-understand guides to the issues surrounding Mid-Atlantic Ocean Conservation. For more in-depth details, view our letters to policy makers and testimony. 

Research & Analysis

  • Fate of ‘Most Important Fish in the Sea’ Hangs on Commission Decision

    In just a few months, fishery managers along the U.S. East Coast will make a major decision that will determine the long-term future of one of the region’s most vital species—and the state of the larger Atlantic Ocean ecosystem it powers. Atlantic menhaden, which some fisheries experts call “the most important fish in the sea,” are at the center of the debate—and the... Read More

  • Big Investment in Little Fish in the Mid-Atlantic

    Forage fish, the small species that support the marine food web, won new safeguards along the U.S. Atlantic coast on Friday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) announced a final rule directing fishery managers to create science-based measures, such as catch limits, before fishing can begin in federal waters (from 3 to 200 miles offshore)... Read More

  • Northeast Squid Deserve a Summer Break

    Every summer, as crowds amass on New England beaches, another gathering is underway in the waters just offshore. Millions of Atlantic longfin squid return from a winter spent in the deep cold waters off the East Coast to the ecologically rich shallower waters near Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. Life is short for these squid—they live less than two years—so they make the most... Read More

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Christine Fletcher

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