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The Latest On: The Ocean Ecosystem

August 15, 2013 | Article

Troubled Waters for Atlantic Herring

Pity the lowly herring, an essential species getting little love these days from the government agencies that are supposed to protect them.

June 2, 2013 | Case

Restoring Groundfish In New England

Groundfish, once the foundation of one of the nation’s most iconic fisheries, are being decimated by chronic and severe overfishing, as well as now warming ocean temperatures from climate change. Earthjustice has filed a pair of lawsuits in the federal district court challenging recent decisions by the National Marine Fisheries Service regarding New England groundfish.

April 23, 2013 | Press Release: Victory

Heritage Fish Regain Access to Spawning Habitat

A new law that takes effect today will remove a blockade across a U.S.-Canadian border river erected nearly two decades ago that prevented alewives (river herring) from returning to their historic spawning habitat.