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Can We (Will We) Save Gulf of Maine Cod?

A couple of weeks ago, the situation for New England’s iconic Atlantic cod went from bad to dismal. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that the new assessment for Gulf of Maine cod shows that the already… Read More
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U.S. Fishery Law Under Revision- Will We Strengthen or Weaken the Law?

The Blue Ocean Blog is now The Safina Center Blog Today U.S. fisheries are doing quite well, thanks to the U.S. fishery law, known as the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. The U.S. fishery law was first… Read More
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Should the U.S. Government Tell Us What Seafood Is Sustainable; A Good or Bad Idea?

The U.S National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is considering developing a sustainable seafood certification program for U.S. fisheries. The program would certify seafood caught in the U.S. as “sustainable U.S. seafood” if the fishery meets the standards… Read More
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