Activists Warn Costco of Potential Threat to Endangered Whales from Lobster Products

Activists Warn Costco of Potential Threat to Endangered Whales from Lobster Products

In San Francisco, a group of activists, disguised as lobsters, presented a petition with over 20,000 signatures to Costco, urging the retail giant to discontinue the sale of lobster products lacking sustainability certification. 
Humpback Whale Successfully Freed from Rope Entanglement in British Columbia Waters

Humpback Whale Successfully Freed from Rope Entanglement in British Columbia Waters

Marine experts are urging the public to remain vigilant for humpback whales ensnared in fishing gear, following the successful rescue of a humpback entangled in polysteel rope off the coast of Haida Gwaii in northwest British Columbia.
Largest Canadian Lobster Fishery Faces Scrutiny Following Right Whale Entanglement in Nova Scotia Equipment

Largest Canadian Lobster Fishery Faces Scrutiny Following Right Whale Entanglement in Nova Scotia Equipment

Canada's largest lobster fishery, situated in southwestern Nova Scotia, is under increased scrutiny following the entanglement of a North Atlantic right whale in Canadian lobster gear earlier this year. To maintain its certification as sustainable, the fishery must now demonstrate that its activities will not impede the recovery of the critically endangered right whale species.
Sustained Demand in the US for King and Snow Crab Defies Overall Seafood Sales Decline

Sustained Demand in the US for King and Snow Crab Defies Overall Seafood Sales Decline

Despite a downward trend in seafood sales, the limited availability of king crab and snow crab has driven increased interest in the U.S. market. The official reopening of Alaska's Bristol Bay red king crab fishery on October 15, after a two-year closure, comes with a modest 2.2-million-pound quota. This is a significant reduction from past years, with the total allowable harvest reaching 8.47 million pounds in 2016 and 130 million pounds in 1980.
Possible Link Between Chemical in Tires and Salmon Deaths Raises Concerns in West Vancouver

Possible Link Between Chemical in Tires and Salmon Deaths Raises Concerns in West Vancouver

A conservation group in British Columbia suspects that a chemical commonly found in car tires may be responsible for the deaths of numerous salmon in a North Shore creek near West Vancouver. The West Vancouver Streamkeepers, while monitoring Brothers Creek, observed approximately 30 dead coho salmon shortly after heavy rainfall.
Dominica Creates World's First Sperm Whale Marine Sanctuary to Combat Climate Change

Dominica Creates World's First Sperm Whale Marine Sanctuary to Combat Climate Change

In a groundbreaking move, the Caribbean island of Dominica has announced the establishment of the world's first marine protected area dedicated to safeguarding the endangered sperm whale. 
NOAA Study Reveals Urgent Measures Needed to Save North Atlantic Right Whales

NOAA Study Reveals Urgent Measures Needed to Save North Atlantic Right Whales

A recent study by NOAA Fisheries has sounded an alarm about the North Atlantic right whales. It says these whales are in serious danger of disappearing forever unless we take strong action to solve two big problems: when ships hit them, and when they get tangled in fishing gear.
Heat Wave in Pacific Ocean Raises Concerns for Marine Life

Heat Wave in Pacific Ocean Raises Concerns for Marine Life

A big hot spot of water, known as a "marine heat wave," has reached the waters of British Columbia in Canada. People are worried about how this hot water could affect the animals and plants that live in the ocean. This hot water started forming far away from the coast in May. Recently, it moved closer to British Columbia and Oregon. It covers a huge area, about four million square kilometers. The water on the surface has become much warmer than usual, which is causing worries among scientists.
Biden Administration Commits $20 Million for Climate-Resilient Fisheries Management

Biden Administration Commits $20 Million for Climate-Resilient Fisheries Management

The Biden administration, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Commerce and NOAA, has declared a substantial allocation of $20 million (equivalent to €18.9 million) in funding for NOAA. This financial support aims to bolster regional fishery management councils in their endeavors to address the challenges posed by climate change to fisheries management.