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Recent Blog Posts

Blog August 21, 2015
Hope Remains for Deep-Sea Ecosystems along the Atlantic Coast Despite Declining Protections

The June proposal by the New England Fisheries Management Council (NEFMC) to re-open areas to ... » read more

Blog August 14, 2015
The Power of Papahānaumokuākea

Nestled in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands is Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, a nearly 140,000 ... » read more

Blog July 29, 2015
Marine Conservation Institute at the 2015 Esri User Conference

Last week, I presented the results of our 2015 SeaStates US report, at the 2015 ... » read more

Blog July 17, 2015
Marine Conservation Institute Comments on the US National Bycatch Strategy

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is currently reviewing its priorities for reducing bycatch, the ... » read more

Blog July 15, 2015
When is a Marine Protected Area really a Marine Protected Area?

  Marine Protected Areas. Marine Reserves. Marine National Monuments. Marine Sanctuaries. Locally Managed Marine Areas. These ... » read more

Recent News Releases

News Release August 19, 2015
New Habitat Protections Will Help Hawaiian Monk Seals Avoid Extinction

HONOLULU— The National Marine Fisheries Service today issued a final rule protecting almost 7,000 ... » read more

News Release July 21, 2015
California, Oregon and Florida Lead in Strongly Protecting Marine Ecosystems; Remaining US States Lag in Conservation Efforts

Marine Conservation Institute, a leader in securing strong protection for the world’s oceans, released ... » read more

News Release June 24, 2015
New Paper Concludes Marine Reserves are the Quickest, Least Expensive and Lowest Risk Option for Mitigating Climate Change Impacts on Deep-Sea Coral Reefs

Marine Conservation Institute, a leader in protecting marine biodiversity, announced an important paper published in ... » read more

News Release May 20, 2015
Marine Conservation Institute Commends Successful Mark Up of the Pirate Fishing Bill (S. 1334) in Senate Commerce Committee

Marine Conservation Institute, a leader in protecting marine biodiversity, applauds Senator Lisa Murkowski and a ... » read more

News Release May 14, 2015
Global Ocean Refuge System Experiences Strong Momentum and Continues to Seek Additional Support

Marine Conservation Institute, a leader in protecting marine biodiversity, today announced significant progress on its ... » read more