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Hey folks. I was recently interviewed by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in Saint John, New Brunswick to promote a talk that my colleague and I gave at the Huntsman Aquarium in St. Andrews. Hilary Murphy-Moors and myself went to talk about the Gully and Musquash Marine Protected Areas. The next day we had the pleasure of participating in the Musquash paddle that takes place in the MPA every year. Wish we could get more positive new stories out there, like this one, about marine conservation.

In the News
Posted on August 27, 2012 - 12:01pm, by nwehner

The open access journal, Ecology and Society, has published a special issue entitled A Systems Approach for Sustainable Development in Coastal Zones​.  You may link to each of the articles in the Literature Library via the table of contents below:

A Systems Approach Framework for Coastal Zones
Tom S Hopkins , Denis Bailly, and Josianne G. Støttrup

In the News
Posted on August 21, 2012 - 5:35pm, by nwehner

The State of the California Central Coast public symposium has been announced for February 27th to March 1st, 2013 in Monterey, California. Registration is now open, and the symposium is currently calling for abstracts. Registration will be open through November 27th, but the deadline to submit abstracts is September 30th. Full details are in the attached PDF.

In the News
Posted on August 20, 2012 - 11:49am, by nwehner

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced the creation of the Oceans Compact, which "sets out a strategic vision for the UN System to deliver more coherently and effectively on its oceans-related mandates, consistent with the Rio+20 outcome," according to the Secretary-General. More information on the Oceans Compact may be found by following either of the links below.

In the News
Posted on August 20, 2012 - 11:37am, by nwehner

Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea concluded on 12 August 2012 with the adoption of the Yeosu Declaration for the Living Ocean and Coasts. The Expo was "intended not only to enhance the awareness of dangers faced by the sea but also to promote the necessity of international cooperation for turning these challenges into hopes for the future." More information on the Declaration can be found on UNESCO's website or the Expo 2012 website by following the links below.

In the News
Posted on August 16, 2012 - 3:18pm, by nwehner

The Ocean Health Index, an analysis lead by Dr. Ben Halpern with the aid of 65 other experts, signals a new way of thinking about our relationship with the ocean. The Index is the first comprehensive, annual assessment of the benefits that a healthy ocean provides through 10 goals, which emphasize the human-ocean relationship. The global score of 60/100 indicates that our relationship with the ocean is unsustainable.

In the News
Posted on August 14, 2012 - 10:42am, by nwehner

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council has submitted proposed amendments for essential fish habitats (EFH) to the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). The EFH areas include Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area; Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska; Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs; Scallop Fishery off Alaska; and Fish Resources of the Arctic Management Area.

Full details are in the attached PDF from the Federal Register.

In the News
Posted on August 14, 2012 - 10:28am, by nwehner

The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has announced the final rule for the annual catch limit (ACL), harvest guideline (HG), and associated annual reference points for Pacific sardine in the U.S. EEZ off the Pacific coast for the fishing season of January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012.

Full details are in the attached PDF from the Federal Register.

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