Last month, President Obama used his executive power to protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay from future oil and gas drilling.
Tagged: Marine Conservation
This week Congressman Don Young (R-AK) introduced legislation (H.R.330) that would require congressional approval and a NEPA review before a president could declare a national monument.
The Atlantic bluefin tuna gained protections from overfishing in the Gulf of Mexico and the waters off North Carolina under a federal rule published on Tuesday to better regulate a species coveted by sushi lovers.
Shrinking sea ice is wreaking havoc on Arctic ringed seals (Phoca hispida hispida), which live throughout the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort seas.
Notice of 12-Month Finding on a Petition to List the Queen Conch as Threatened or Endangered Under the ESA
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced its decision not to list the queen conch (Strombus gigas) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), citing various determinations including “little evidence of significant habitat loss or destruction”.
Conservationists are rejoicing at the listing of 21 species of sharks and rays under the Appendices of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), made official today in the final plenary session of the Conference of Parties (CoP).
No humans will be harmed in the war games the Navy is conducting in the Pacific Ocean near California and Hawaii for the next four years.
International talks in Australia on establishing two marine reserve areas, each larger than Texas, in the waters around Antarctica ended in failure on Friday, with some delegates to the negotiations saying that China and...
The National Geographic Society announced a major expansion Monday of its campaign to help protect the planet’s most species-rich marine areas, with a goal of convincing governments to officially safeguard more than 770,000 square miles (two million square kilometers) of ocean.
Thousands of miles off America’s shores, an ocean preserve flush with rare seabirds, turtles and marine mammals will grow to roughly three times the size of California under a memorandum that President Barack Obama signed Thursday.