How Will Brexit Affect Efforts to End Overfishing?

The management of fish stocks around the U.K. was a hot topic of the Brexit debate, even leading to pre-referendum skirmishes on the Thames. Now that the U.K. government has given formal notification to leave the European Union and begun to plan for life outside it, politicians, the public, and all those involved in fishing have intensified their attention on how Brexit will affect fisheries management.

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Big Gains in Fight to End Illegal Fishing

In the four years since it began, an initiative to detect, suppress, and combat illegal fishing and other fisheries crimes around the world is paying dividends. Project Scale—an effort launched in February 2013 by the international police organization Interpol, in collaboration with the government of Norway and The Pew Charitable Trusts—has helped send some illegal fishing operators to prison, chased others off the water, and tightened collaboration among some of Interpol’s 190 member countries in the fight against crimes that are often far-reaching and complex. Read More

Funding is Overdue for National Park Repairs

One of Washington’s biggest tourist draws, the famous cherry trees, faces a bigger threat than the unusual temperature swings that stunted this year’s bloom. The Potomac River, which runs adjacent to many of the trees from the capital’s Tidal Basin to Hains Point, is running over failing seawalls almost daily and threatening to rot the trees’ roots.

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