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

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bureau-of-ocean-energy-management-regulation-and-enforcement, #energy-and-power, #fishing-commercial, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #long-island-ny, #new-jersey, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wind-power

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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.

#carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #oceans-and-seas, #odlin-marty, #whales-and-whaling

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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.

#biodiversity, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #nature-journal, #oceans-and-seas, #research, #sala-enric

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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.

#content-type-personal-profile, #diouf-yayi-bayam, #fishing-commercial, #senegal, #women-and-girls

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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.

#army-corps-of-engineers, #bp-plc, #coast-erosion, #dolphins-and-porpoises, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #floods, #global-warming, #gulf-of-mexico, #levees-and-dams, #louisiana, #mississippi-river, #oil-spills, #wetlands

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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.

#endangered-and-extinct-species, #fishing-commercial, #research, #sharks

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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.

#coastal-areas, #fishing-commercial, #gold, #jewels-and-jewelry, #piracy-at-sea, #treasure-troves, #venezuela

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​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.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #european-commission, #european-union, #fishing-commercial, #freight-cargo, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #roads-and-traffic

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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.

#castex-jean, #europe, #european-commission, #european-union, #fishing-commercial, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #house-of-commons-great-britain, #international-trade-and-world-market, #johnson-boris, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #von-der-leyen-ursula

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How Scientists Tracked Down a Mass Killer (of Salmon)

Something was decimating the salmon that had been restored to creeks around Puget Sound.

#chemicals, #environment, #fishing-commercial, #fishing-sport, #salmon, #science-journal, #tires, #water-pollution

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Good News for Salmon, Bad News for Prospectors

Denying a permit for the Pebble Mine in Alaska is a commendable move, finally, by the Trump administration.

#alaska, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bristol-bay-alaska, #carbon-caps-and-emissions-trading-programs, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #fishing-commercial, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #land-use-policies, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #presidential-transition-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A Solution to Pandemic Hunger, Eyeballs and All

A Maori community center in New Zealand is distributing bags of donated fish heads to families in need. But it’s more than just charity; it’s a model for reducing food waste.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fishing-commercial, #food, #maori, #new-zealand, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seafood, #waste-materials-and-disposal

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‘Are We Getting Invaded?’ U.S. Boats Faced Russian Aggression Near Alaska

Russia has escalated its provocative encounters in the North Pacific this year, harassing boats in U.S. fishing waters and sending bombers toward Alaska’s shores.

#alaska, #arctic-regions, #bering-sea, #defense-and-military-forces, #fishing-commercial, #north-american-aerospace-defense-command, #russia, #united-states-coast-guard, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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The Issue That Might Sink the Brexit Trade Talks: Fishing

In cash terms, the fishing industry contributes little to the British economy. So why is it proving such a sticking point in negotiations?

#european-union, #fishing-commercial, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market

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Mi’kmaq Lobstermen in Nova Scotia Face Attacks by Fishermen

A battle over the lucrative lobster industry in Nova Scotia has become the latest flash point in a series of abuses of Indigenous people in Canada.

#adam-allan-athabasca-chipewyan-first-nation-chief, #canada, #discrimination, #fishing-commercial, #indigenous-people, #lobsters, #nova-scotia-canada, #royal-canadian-mounted-police, #singh-jagmeet, #trudeau-justin

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An Alaska Mine Project Might Be Bigger Than Acknowledged

In secretly recorded meetings, executives with the Pebble Mine project said the operation could run nine times longer than outlined in their permit filings.

#environment, #environmental-investigation-agency, #fishing-commercial, #fishing-sport, #mines-and-mining, #pebble-mine-bristol-bay-alaska, #salmon, #united-states-politics-and-government

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New Conditions on Alaskan Mine Could Delay Vast Project That Donald Trump Jr. Opposes

The Army Corps of Engineers will impose new mitigation conditions on the developers of the proposed Pebble Mine, potentially pushing approval past the election.

#alaska, #army-corps-of-engineers, #ayers-nick-1982, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #mines-and-mining, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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‘The Fish Rots From the Head’: How a Salmon Crisis Stoked Russian Protests

Plentiful salmon used to be one of the few perks for residents of Russia’s Far East. Then the fish vanished, and many local residents blamed President Putin.

#amur-river, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #furgal-sergei-i, #khabarovsk-russia, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #salmon, #world-wildlife-fund

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The Dangers of Mining the Deep Ocean

The growing push to mine the seabed threatens the vast and rich ecosystem between the surface and the seafloor.

#fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #international-seabed-authority, #mines-and-mining, #oceans-and-seas, #water-pollution

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The Sunday Read: ‘A Speck in the Sea’

This is a story about isolation — and the struggle to close the space between us.

#audm-inc, #fishing-commercial, #montauk-ny, #united-states-coast-guard

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It’s Trump Jr. vs. Trump Sr. Over an Alaskan Mineral Mine

The move toward opening the Pebble Mine has surfaced a rare dispute between Donald Trump Jr. and his father’s administration.

#army-corps-of-engineers, #ayers-nick-1982, #bristol-bay-alaska, #conservation-of-resources, #environment, #fishing-commercial, #fishing-sport, #mines-and-mining, #pebble-limited-partnership, #pebble-mine, #salmon, #trump-donald-j, #trump-donald-j-jr, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Gold vs. Salmon: Battle Over an Alaskan Mine

The Pebble Mine could be worth billions. It could also put a lucrative fishing industry at risk.

#alaska, #environment, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #lakes, #mines-and-mining, #pipelines, #salmon, #water-pollution

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Northern Right Whales Are on the Brink, and Trump Could Be Their Last Hope

The species was declared critically endangered on Thursday, with fewer than 450 left.

#endangered-and-extinct-species, #environment, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #lobsters, #whales-and-whaling

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For Maine Lobstermen, a Perfect Storm Threatens the Summer Season

The state’s lobster industry, already struggling before the virus, could be crippled as tourism dries up, leaving boatloads of crustaceans and no one to eat them.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fishing-commercial, #international-trade-and-world-market, #lobsters, #maine, #penobscot-bay-me, #summer-season, #trump-donald-j, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching

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How Covid-19 Is Threatening Alaska’s Wild Salmon Fishing Season

A Brooklyn winemaker travels north to Bristol Bay each summer to net the red salmon that support his family. This year he’s faced with a tough ethical and economic choice.

#alaska, #brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #family-business, #fishing-commercial, #nicolson-christopher, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #red-hook-winery, #salmon, #seafood

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Managing the Majestic Jumbo Flying Squid

Warming waters attributed to climate change help fill people’s pockets and dinner plates.

#fish-and-other-marine-life, #fish-farming, #fishing-commercial, #global-warming, #oceans-and-seas, #squid

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Gulf of Mexico ‘Dead Zone’ Will Be Large This Summer, Scientists Predict

The low-oxygen zone can cause harm not just to marine life, but also to those who catch shrimp and fish for their livelihood.

#environment, #fishing-commercial, #global-warming, #gulf-of-mexico, #marine-biology, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration

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For This Tribe, Saving a River Means Saving the Sturgeon

The Yakama Nation has been raising fish to release back into the Columbia River for more than a decade. Now, its hatchery is also producing caviar.

#carey-richard-adams, #caviar, #fish-farming, #fishing-commercial, #levees-and-dams, #rivers, #seafood, #sturgeon-fish

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Thousands Are Headed to Alaska’s Fishing Towns. So Is the Coronavirus.

As the famed Copper River salmon season begins, isolated fishing towns are bracing for an influx of workers and their first brush with the coronavirus.

#alaska, #boats-and-boating, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #fishing-commercial, #quarantines, #salmon, #seafood

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A Quarantine Surprise: Americans Are Cooking More Seafood

In a rare bright spot for the fish trade, retail sales have set records, and consumers are trying species that even restaurants shy away from.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #fishing-commercial, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seafood, #shopping-and-retail, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

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