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Oceans: Building Resilient Ecosystems

The Latest On: Oceans: Building Resilient Ecosystems

July 11, 2014 | Article

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the most important oceans law in the United States, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), originally enacted in 1976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 9, 2014 | Photos

False Killer Whales: Wounded by Longline Fishing

The false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) of Hawaiʻi are in trouble. When the Hawaiʻi-based longline fleet catches yellowfin tuna, mahi mahi, and other target species on its hooks, false killer whales are attracted to this all-you-can-eat buffet and are often wounded or killed by the gear.

July 7, 2014 | Article

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 14, 2014 | Video

Coral and Parrotfish: A Love Story

Go diving, in a video with attorney Andrea Treece as she explores the role parrotfish play in protecting the Caribbean coral reef ecosystem.

May 13, 2014 | Article

How a Biology Geek became an Ocean Lawyer

As a kid, the ocean gave me a sense of awe and belonging. I loved the other-worldly creatures of the sea and all the unexpected ways they interact with one another. I still love to be outside, in the water, exploring and observing the natural world. So why, in the name of all that is good and sensible, did I become a lawyer?

May 13, 2014 | Article

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.

May 5, 2014 | Article

Are the Feds Studying River Herring to Death?

The industrial Atlantic herring and mackerel fisheries continue to kill river herring by the millions as “incidental catch” with little oversight and no meaningful accountability.

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