Category archives: A Word from our Founder
A message from the founder of Marine Conservation Institute.
<p>From: <em>Elliott A. Norse, Founder & 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>
<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>
<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>
<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>
<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.  Happily, the last year provided it.</p><p>No, the oceans haven’t yet recovered from overfishing, bottom trawling, acidification or pollution.  Not yet.  But we’re ...</p>