NFWF Announces Nearly $18.3 Million in Grants from the New England Gear Innovation Fund

NFWF Announces Nearly $18.3 Million in Grants from the New England Gear Innovation Fund

In a joint initiative, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have revealed grants totaling nearly $18.3 million
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.
Mowi Commits to Ongoing Opposition as Norway's Salmon Tax Takes Effect

Mowi Commits to Ongoing Opposition as Norway's Salmon Tax Takes Effect

Mowi stands in its opposition to Norway's newly enacted aquaculture resource rent tax—a sentiment strongly echoed by CEO Ivan Vindheim.
Federal Task Force Signals Bright Future for Tidal Energy

Federal Task Force Signals Bright Future for Tidal Energy

Amidst Canada's tidal energy landscape, a dedicated federal tidal energy task force emerges following Sustainable Marine's exit due to regulatory uncertainties. Their departure reverberates through FORCE, highlighting the intricate tapestry of the sector. Sustainable Marine's potential, as a site holder at FORCE and a pioneer of Canada's floating platform for grid-connected electricity, magnifies the impact of their departure.
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.