A Word from our President

SeaStates: How Well Does Your State Protect Your Coastal Waters?

<p>On May 29<sup>th</sup>, along with our colleagues at Mission Blue, we released the 1st-ever scientifically rigorous national ranking of states’ protection of their ocean waters. <a href="http://www.seastates.us/"><strong><em>SeaStates: How Well Does Your State Protect Your Coastal Waters?</em></strong></a>&#160;quantified the amount of area that states and territories safeguard in fully protected areas. The results show that most ...</p>

President's Report: Programs and Successes in 2012

<p>As we look to 2013 and a healthier future for our oceans, I’d like to take a moment to inform you about some of the progress the Marine Conservation Institute has made during the past year — in the United States and across the seas. Not only do we work to protect specific places, but ...</p>

Important changes for the oceans and us

<p>From: <em>Elliott A. Norse, Founder &amp; Chief Scientist</em></p><p>Now, when scientists understand that ocean life is imperiled, the Marine Conservation Institute wants to be certain that we’re doing all we can to accomplish as much as possible for marine species and ecosystems they inhabit.  We will always be dedicated to winning protection for life in ...</p>

Recent Hearing with the House of Representatives Natural Resource Committee

<p>On December 1, the <a href="http://www.blogger.com/www.naturalresources.house.gov">House Natural Resources Committee</a> held a <a href="http://naturalresources.house.gov/Calendar/EventSingle.aspx?EventID=270186">hearing regarding several bills aimed at amending the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act</a>. The Magnuson-Stevens Act, or MSA for short, was <a href="http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.uscongress/legislation.94hr200">originally passed in 1976</a>, and its goal was to prevent overfishing and effectively manage fish stocks in the US by creating regional fishery ...</p>

Deep-sea fish in deep trouble

<p>In a comprehensive analysis published in the journal <em>Marine Policy</em>, marine ecologists, fisheries biologists, economists, mathematicians and international policy experts show that, with rare exceptions, deep-sea fisheries are unsustainable.  The “Sustainability of deep-sea fisheries” study, who's primary author is Marine Conservation Institute President Dr. Elliott A. Norse, comes just before the UN decides whether ...</p>

Fiscal Responsibility Through Conservation

<p><em>A message from our Vice President for Goverment Affairs, Bill Chandler:</em></p><p>As the US government struggles to develop a viable budget that does not send the country into a recession, we at Marine Conservation Institute believe that drastically cutting funds for vital ocean and coastal conservation programs is NOT an answer to our nation’s ...</p>

Good News for Our Oceans

<p>After 2010, when the Earth was as hot as any year in history and the USA suffered the world’s biggest accidental oil disaster, we all deserve some good news.&#160; Happily, the last year provided it.</p><p>No, the oceans haven’t yet recovered from overfishing, bottom trawling, acidification or pollution.&#160; Not yet.&#160; But we’re ...</p>

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