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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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