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NOAA’s Fishery Science: Is the Lack of Basic Science Costing Jobs?

Posted on July 26, 2011

Terrestrial and freshwater wildlife resource management agencies would not think of operating without standardized stock surveys and assessments. Yet, for our marine resources, proponents of the status quo say that “readily available information such as biology” is adequate to replace a standardized, peer-reviewed stock assessment as the foundation of management, even when the decisions based on it will have drastic social and economic consequences. 

The price of striped bass

Posted on July 26, 2011

After years of holding up striped bass as the model of how humans can save a species from extinction, fisheries managers are finding out that the glue holding the model together is beginning to weaken.

Nueces Bay restoration project progresses

160 acres of marshlands being reclaimed
Posted on July 25, 2011

CORPUS CHRISTI — The first phase of a multipart project to restore a 160-acre area off the Nueces Bay Causeway near Indian Point has been completed.

The Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program started the project in July 2010 with construction of a 76-acre marsh complex and continued with the planting of marsh grass beginning in November.

General Assembly Toughens Penalties for Striped Bass Poaching

Violators will face much higher fines, prison sentences of up to 90 days and forfeiture of boats and fishing equipment.
Posted on July 23, 2011

Poachers beware: Rhode Island has new, stiffer penalties for those who catch more than the legal limit on striped bass, or try to bag those that are too small.

Can bluefin tuna farms work?

In pens off Baja, an Icelandic company is raising the fish, a delicacy whose numbers have plummeted in recent years. It hopes to please consumers and environmentalists too.
Posted on July 21, 2011

Scrawled on the white board hung behind the bar at Noshi Sushi in Los Angeles, the word "otoro" (fatty tuna) beckons seafood lovers. For the connoisseur, this is the main attraction, the filet mignon of sushi.

Improved Science Is Better Than No Science

Posted on July 21, 2011

Opponents of FSIA disapprove of the bill’s requirement that managers have a modern, recent assessment in hand in order to set an annual catch limit (ACL) for a stock of fish. Terrestrial and freshwater wildlife resource management agencies would not think of operating without standardized stock surveys and assessments. 

Sector Separation--It's OK to Throw Bad Ideas Away

Posted on July 21, 2011

Linus Pauling was an American chemist, biochemist, peace activist, author and educator. He was one of the most influential chemists in history and one of only four individuals to have won more than one Nobel Prize.

Major expansion of Port Mansfield reef underway

CCA Texas joins effort to expand fishing opportunities at existing reef
Posted on July 20, 2011

PORT MANSFIELD, TEXAS – Recreational fishermen in the nearshore waters off the coast of Port Mansfield will have almost five times the amount of habitat to fish within eight miles of the Port Mansfield Jetties after a major infusion of hard structure this week.

Old ships find new purpose at the bottom of the sea

Posted on July 18, 2011

Annihilate an Entire Species of Fish, and Other Easy Ways to Really Mess Things Up

Posted on July 15, 2011

So, there's this company called Omega Protein, and it seems intent on catching as much as it possibly can of an obscure, tiny, practically inedible fish called the Atlantic menhaden.