The Latest by Brian Smith

Campaign Manager

An Earthjustice staff member from 1999 until 2015, Brian used outreach and partnership skills to cover many issues, including advocacy campaign efforts to promote a healthy ocean.

Steller sea lion
January 21, 2015

Industrial Fishing Leaves Steller Sea Lions Searching for Lunch

The government’s plan to allow industrial fishing fleets into protected waters threatens the endangered Steller sea lion, but there is a better way.

Bluefin tuna
September 25, 2014

Glimmers of Hope in the Global Effort to Save Bluefin Tuna

Recent developments in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico

The U.S. Capitol building.
July 11, 2014

Oceans Law Reauthorization Process Begins

Congress is currently beginning the process of updating the most important oceans law in the United States, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), originally enacted in 1976

July 7, 2014

UPDATE: Coral and Parrotfish – A Love Story

Since the May 14 release of the Earthjustice video titled Coral and Parrotfish – A Love Story, more than 90,000 people have learned about how parrotfish can be essential players in coral preservation.

May 13, 2014

Coral and Parrotfish: The Fight for Recovery

Earthjustice sued the National Marine Fisheries service to better protect coral, and won. The 2013 decision will help protect parrotfish and coral, but only if the National Marine Fisheries Service uses the new data to improve management. The agency must do more to restore Caribbean reefs.

December 24, 2013

Top 10 unEARTHED Blog Posts of 2013

Looking back at the most popular blog posts from 2013 we find a wide variety of subjects that generated substantial readership. From sharks to climate to honeybees, UNEARTHED readers were all over the map this year.

December 12, 2013

Navy Sonar Harms Marine Mammals

Magistrate Judge Nandor Vadas has set a deadline of August 1, 2014 for the National Marine Fisheries Service to develop a plan that will ensure Navy sonar and live-fire training doesn’t violate the Endangered Species Act.

October 14, 2013

Protecting Coral’s Protectors

Meet the butler of coral reefs.

August 16, 2013

Crisis In Court: Mega-farms Trying to Seize Salmon Water

Powerful business interests are in court trying to seize that water from the Klamath/Trinity River system, putting tens of thousands of salmon, and an entire generation of their offspring, in peril.

August 2, 2013

Should Sea Otters Repopulate Southern California?

They’re not just adorable. They are also key to the health of California’s kelp forests and the many other marine critters that depend on kelp forest habitat.