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.
A study issued Oct. 10 may illustrate why we need to change the way we manage our marine resources by taking a big-picture look at how fish function in our ecosystems and what threats they face. Read More
Aaron Kornbluth, a staff member of The Pew Charitable Trusts, recently had a chance to participate in an Okeanos expedition to Norfolk Canyon, about 75 miles east of Virginia Beach. Aaron got a firsthand look at the challenges of studying the ocean bottom and the rewards of seeing what lives there. Read More
Officials in the mid-Atlantic region are considering important and much-needed protection for some 39,000 square miles of U.S. territory, an area larger than Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey combined. But it’s not a place that you or I have ever visited. Read More