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OCEANS POLICY

The Dollars And Science of Fishery Management

Sound fisheries management requires sound science, and sound science costs money. With a major piece of fisheries legislation up for reauthorization, Congress is set to decide whether or not adequate funding is available to ensure America’s fisheries can be enjoyed by future generations.

OCEANS POLICY

Caution vs. Recklessness in the Arctic

As offshore oil drilling edges ever closer to becoming a reality in the Arctic, CAP examines the level of readiness for a spill and how the oil and gas industry could learn from the fishing industry’s stewardship of arctic resources.

OCEANS AND ECOLOGY

Spoiled by Oil

Another major oil spill has despoiled a pristine ecosystem in the South Atlantic, reminding us that no place no matter how remote is safe from the negative impacts of our fossil-fuel driven economy.

OCEANS

Fish on Fridays: Maximizing the Value of America’s Fisheries

Conservation and management measures shall prevent overfishing while achieving, on a continuing basis, the optimum yield from each fishery for the United States fishing industry. — National Standard (1) of the Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Two weeks [...]

INVESTING IN SCIENCE

A Forecast for Disaster

Weather predictions used to be a frequent punchline but they have improved dramatically in recent years. More often than not you’ll need an umbrella if your local television channel or website of choice tells you to bring one when you [...]