New England Ocean Conservation

Fishing in New England is undergoing an incredible transition and it took a lot to get here. Read the polls, case studies and reports that helped us arrive at this sea change - See more at: http://www.pewenvironment.org/campaigns/conserving-new-england-fish/id/8589940498/resources#sthash.8kFxAk8D.dpuf
Fishing in New England is undergoing an incredible transition and it took a lot to get here. Read the polls, case studies and reports that helped us arrive at this sea change - See more at: http://www.pewenvironment.org/campaigns/conserving-new-england-fish/id/8589940498/resources#sthash.8kFxAk8D.dpuf
Fishing in New England is undergoing an incredible transition and it took a lot to get here. Read the polls, case studies and reports that helped us arrive at this sea change.

Research & Analysis

  • New England Fishery Council Votes to Protect Deep-Sea Corals

    Less than 100 miles off the New England coast, the seafloor begins to drop steeply, transitioning to a rich deep-sea ecosystem that supports a diverse array of marine life. Slow-growing corals are the vital foundation of that productive offshore habitat—and today the New England Fishery Management Council passed a measure to protect more than 25,000 square miles of the deep-sea floor from... Read More

  • Why We Need to Protect Deep Sea Corals Now

    On Jan. 30, the New England Fishery Management Council is expected to vote on a measure that will protect deep-sea coral from fishing gear-related damage. Scientist Sandra Brooke advised the South and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Councils, which have already taken such steps. Read More

  • New Science Conflicts With Proposed Rollback of Protections

    The long shadow cast last week by the shrinking of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments is looming over the Atlantic Ocean. The day after President Donald Trump downsized Utah’s monuments, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke released his final report on the remaining monuments under review, and to my disappointment, he recommended changes to the Northeast Canyons and... Read More