Tag: marine conservation

Sustainable Seafood Cards: A Tool To Help Transform Fisheries

Written by | January 19th, 2010

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There’s no silver bullet for making fisheries sustainable — but wallet cards are a great tool for consumers who want to make a difference, says Lynne Zeitlin Hale.

MARCO Launched, and the Mid-Atlantic Ocean Smiles

Written by | June 12th, 2009

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Rising to meet the United States’ urgent ocean conservation challenges requires coordinated actions at regional scales. Around the nation, groups of states and federal partners have recognized that ecosystems aren’t aligned with political boundaries — in other words, fish don’t know or care which state of the union they are in, but they do need clean […]

Some Good Blue News: Ocean Success Stories

Written by | June 5th, 2009

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The International Marine Conservation Congress was held late last month at the Smithsonian Institution’s Natural History Museum in Washington D.C. — about 1,000 ocean scientists, advocates and educators from all corners of Planet Ocean gathering to share research and new ideas on improving ocean conservation and management. And the big news out of the congress? […]

People + Fish + Wonder = Conservation

Written by | March 26th, 2009

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I’ve been creating (and embellishing) fish stories ever since my grandfather took me to the North Carolina mountains to teach me the alchemy that transformed the grasshoppers we caught together into rainbows of flipping shining scales in a five-year-old boy’s hands. Subsequent initiations by father and great-grandfather led to a life of piscatorial pursuits, more […]

Alien Algae Be Gone

Written by | February 20th, 2009

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When I think about Hawai’i, my eyes sparkle with thoughts of the beautiful colors one can find there. Colors that, to me, speak of health and vibrancy and diversity. Take coral reefs, for example: The brighter and more colorful they are, the healthier. But like a ’50s-era horror movie, alien species of algae — most […]

Google Earth Earns Its Capital “E”

Written by | February 3rd, 2009

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(Video: CBS Evening News Feb. 2, 2009 piece on Google Earth, featuring the Conservancy’s Stephanie Wear on its utility for marine conservation.) When Google released its popular — and free — satellite imaging and mapping tool Google Earth in 2006, it enabled users to travel virtually from New York to Papau New Guinea via the […]

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