New measure to improve the health of our oceans.
Ocean health in the U.S.Federal laws and regulations have set us on a path toward curbing overfishing and rebuilding depleted ocean fish populations in U.S. waters. However, the collateral damage from years of unsustainable fishing practices on habitat and wildlife, coupled with emerging threats related to global climate change, demand new measures to improve the health of our oceans.
Andrew Thurber remembers first being entranced by the ocean as a child. Scampering around the tide pools on family vacations to the Pacific Northwest, he was mesmerized by the fish, sea stars, and scuttling hermit crabs that gave him his first sense of the rich network of ocean life. Read More
Fisheries officials and watershed conservation groups have tallied the spring migratory runs of river herring, and in parts of southern New England, 2015 likely will go down as a particularly terrible year for these critically important forage fish. Reports from across Connecticut and Rhode Island show the number of migrating fish declining dramatically compared with recent years, leading one... Read More