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E.P.A. Bans Disposal of Mine Waste in Bristol Bay, Blocking Pebble Mine Project
The determination, made under the Clean Water Act, will protect a valuable wild salmon fishery and quashes a proposed mine project in the area.
Nets, Buoys, Salt, Ice. For West African Fishermen, ‘Everything’ Is Going Up.
Fishermen in Sierra Leone need large amounts of ice to store their catch on multiday journeys. Like many commodities, it has become pricey.
What’s In (and Not In) the $1.7 Trillion Spending Bill
A big boost for the military, more aid for Ukraine, a preference for the lobster industry over whales and an overhaul of the Electoral Count Act are among the provisions in the 4,155-page bill lawmakers expect to pass this week.
Amid Israeli Blockade on Gaza, a Fishing Fleet Limps Along
An Israeli blockade that restricts the movement of Gazans out of the strip and limits imports — or bans them completely — has been devastating for the enclave’s fishing industry.
Paying for Climate Damage Isn’t Charity
They’re a down payment on a more stable future.
A Planned Restart of a Crab Harvest Pits Conservation Against Industry
After a decade-long ban, the potential revival of crab harvesting in the Delaware Bay poses a threat to shorebirds, naturalists say.
Alaska Cancels Snow Crab Season Amid Population Decline
Biologists say the warming of the waters of the Bering Sea in recent years is a possible factor in the decline of snow crabs.
Where the New Climate Law Means More Drilling, Not Less
A compromise built into the law ensures oil and gas leasing in the Gulf of Mexico for the next decade. Activists say the region has been “sacrificed” to fossil fuels.
To Save Whales, Don’t Eat Lobster, Watchdog Group Says
The group says that the shellfish, long considered a more responsible choice, cannot be considered a guilt-free meal anymore.
Donde Dalí pintó el mar, se preparan unas turbinas eólicas
Los polémicos planes para instalar un parque eólico frente a la costa noreste de España forman parte de un tenso debate sobre dónde ubicar los nuevos proyectos de energías renovables en toda Europa.
How to Protect Bristol Bay’s Salmon for the Long Haul
E.P.A. action, legislation and land conservation together can permanently protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay, the salmon and a way of life.
How Rules Fuel Populist Anger in Rural America
One Democrat attempts to flip the script by speaking out against government red tape.
To Pressure Taiwan, China is Now Targeting its Grouper Exports
Taiwan’s lucrative grouper industry is bracing for heavy losses after China’s recent ban on imports of the fish from the island.
Subsidized Ocean Fishing Threatens the Sea’s Bounty
With help from their governments, fishing boats are able to range farther, remain at sea longer and catch more fish.
E.P.A. to Block Pebble Mine Project in Alaska
The E.P.A. said it would ban the disposal of mining waste in the Bristol Bay watershed, a decision that very likely means the end of the Pebble Mine project.
Climate Change Threatens California’s Vital Kelp Forests
These kelp forests sequester more carbon dioxide than the state’s redwood groves.
Sale of Leases for Wind Farms Off New York Raises More Than $4 Billion
The auctioned areas are expected to generate enough power for nearly 2 million homes once turbines are built.
A Sinking Boat Caught Her Eye During a Zoom Call
All three crew members of a fishing boat named Bing Bing were rescued after a woman working from home saw the vessel capsize off Scituate, Mass. “She saved our lives,” one survivor said.
On the Cajun Coast, a Chef Grapples With Threats to a Seafood Tradition
From her New Orleans restaurant, Melissa Martin sees the environmental damage that could end the region’s rich culture of food and fishing.
La vaquita marina podría ser el próximo animal en extinguirse
Solo quedan unas diez de estas marsopas, pero los científicos dicen que aún hay esperanza. Su destino depende en gran medida del gobierno mexicano.
Vaquitas Could Soon Be Extinct. Mexico Will Largely Determine Their Fate.
Only about 10 vaquitas remain, but scientists say there’s still hope for the elusive porpoises. Their fate largely depends on the Mexican government.
France Detains British Boat as a Fight Over Fishing Rights Escalates
The British government summoned France’s ambassador for talks over the incident, the latest sign of cross-Channel tension between the two countries.
Chuck Bundrant, Pacific Fisheries’ ‘Henry Ford,’ Dies at 79
In 1961 he arrived in Seattle with no job, no skills and $80. Over the next 60 years, he built a seafood empire and transformed the industry.
The Lummi Nation’s Secret to Saving Fragile Ecosystems
The Lummi Nation has a long, proud history of contesting ecologically unfriendly projects. Can it pull off one more big win?
California Sea Urchin Are Destroying Coastal Kelp Forests
The spiny creatures have destroyed nearly all of California’s kelp forests, what marine biologists call “the lungs of the ocean.”
Plant-Based ‘Fish’ Is Here (and Lab-Grown Versions Are Coming)
Sophisticated, plant-based alternatives that mimic seafood are cropping up at restaurants and grocery stores around the world. And “cultivated” seafood, grown in labs from real cells, is on the horizon.
Why There’s Been a Sudden Population Crash for Rare Whales
North Atlantic right whales had been making a slow recovery, but ocean changes linked to global warming are pushing down their numbers again, scientists say.
Sea Scallops Farmed in Maine Aren’t Just Sustainable. They’re Helping Their Habitat.
There are only a handful of these farms in the United States, most run by fishing families in Maine. But their number is growing.
Citing Forced Labor, U.S. Blocks Fishing Boat From Fiji
The action was part of a larger Customs crackdown. Officials said the operators withheld workers’ wages, kept their identity documents and subjected them to debt bondage — essentially enslaving them.
For Lease: Windmill Space in the Atlantic Between Long Island and New Jersey
The proposed lease sale is part of the Biden administration’s push to develop 30,000 megawatts of offshore wind power by 2030.
Consider the $34 Lobster Roll
The pandemic has exacerbated a price spike in the iconic New England summer sandwich.
Offshore Wind Farms Show What Biden’s Climate Plan Is Up Against
The U.S. has fallen way behind Europe partly because of an old shipping law and opposition from homeowners and fishing groups.
On the Verge of Extinction, These Whales Are Also Shrinking
The few living North Atlantic right whales are smaller than previous generations, and some show signs of severely stunted development.
The Birds and the Buoys: Using Googly Eyes to Avert Extinction
A pair of looming eyes could scare away seabirds from fishing nets in which they are often entangled.
UK and France: Jersey Fishing Rights Dispute Escalates
A dispute over fishing rights ballooned, leading the countries to send ships to the island of Jersey in the English Channel. No, they’re not likely to go to war.
U.K. and France Send Naval Ships to Channel Island in Tense Fishing Dispute
French fishing crews are threatening to blockade a port on the island of Jersey in a standoff over post-Brexit fishing rights in the waters nearby.
Some Statues Tell Lies. This One Tells the Truth.
Billy Frank Jr. changed the country for the better and won rights for Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest.
Peter Warner, 90, Seafarer Who Discovered Shipwrecked Boys, Dies
That story, which has sometimes been called a real-life “Lord of the Flies,” was just one episode in a life filled with adventure.
On the Water in Alaska, Where Salmon Fishing Dreams Live On
Each summer, salmon begin their journey back to the rivers where they were spawned. Alaskan fishermen, along with whales, eagles and bears, share in the abundance.
Biden Administration Announces a Major Offshore Wind Plan
The White House said the program could create tens of thousands of new jobs while moving the country toward clean energy
What’s Good for the Ocean May Also Be Good for Business
Companies are trying to prove that conservation, sustainable fishing and carbon sequestration are profitable.
Looking for Climate Solutions? Protect More Ocean, Researchers Find.
Among the surprising findings in a new paper on marine ecosystems: Trawling releases as much planet-warming carbon each year as global aviation.
In Senegal, Spurred by Tragedy to a Life of Empowerment
After her son’s death, Yayi Bayam Diouf decided to fish for a living. That meant challenging Senegal’s patriarchy. She won, and brought countless women with her.
Big Step Forward for $50 Billion Plan to Save Louisiana Coast
An environmental assessment said the project’s next step would largely benefit coastal areas, though it might also affect some marine life, especially dolphins.
Shark Populations Are Crashing, With a ‘Very Small Window’ to Avert Disaster
Oceanic sharks and rays have declined more than 70 percent since 1970, mainly because of overfishing, according to a new study.
Treasure Washes Up on Venezuela’s Shore, Bringing Gold and Hope to a Village
Venezuela’s economic meltdown had pummeled a proud fishing village. Then jewelry started mysteriously surfacing on its beach, easing the pain of an economic crisis.
E.U. Reveals Openness to a No-Deal Brexit
The measures, which require British agreement, would cover air and road travel, freight and fishing for six months, to prevent immediate chaos should the transition period end without a trade pact.
In Last-Ditch Bid for Brexit Deal, Leaders’ Theatrics Show the Stakes
Boris Johnson and the European Union’s president are preparing their domestic audiences for either a landmark accord requiring compromise or a breakdown that will disrupt cross-channel trade.
How Scientists Tracked Down a Mass Killer (of Salmon)
Something was decimating the salmon that had been restored to creeks around Puget Sound.