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Putting Ocean Tipping Points Science into Practice in Your Ecosystem: A Workshop for Scientists and Natural Resource Managers

The Ocean Tipping Points Project, an interdisciplinary research collaboration among academic, non-governmental and governmental partners, is excited to offer a unique 3-day workshop for scientists and practitioners of marine ecosystem management. Receive hands-on training in cutting-edge scientific and management strategies to better understand and cope with the potential for dramatic change in the ocean or coastal ecosystem where you work.  With generous support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, we are offering an all-expenses paid 3-day training in Santa Barbara, CA, November 1-3, 2017.

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Posted on August 22, 2017 - 11:27am, by abrown

Via Mongabay

"A new bill, the Modern Fish Act (MFA), now moving through the House of Representatives could challenge current laws governing federal saltwater fisheries. Officially known as the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017 (HR 2023), the bill was introduced in April, and would deregulate recreational saltwater fishing to a large degree."

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Posted on August 22, 2017 - 11:00am, by abrown

Via The Guardian

A soon to be released Healthy Reefs for Healthy People Initiative report reveals improvements in the overall health of the Mesoamerican Reef, but also discusses the threats to the reef.

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Posted on August 22, 2017 - 10:36am, by abrown

Via The Seattle Times

Several thousand or more Atlantic salmon at Cooke Aquaculture fish farm near the San Juan Islands have escaped following a net breakage during the week of the eclipse. This threatens the local salmon population.

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Posted on August 21, 2017 - 1:57pm, by abrown

Via New Europe

"The Danish government has come under fire for its management of fisheries quotas and its call for criminal investigations into a number of fishing companies. A new report published by the National Audit Office (Rigsrevisionen) suggests that the ministry’s transferable fishing quotas failed to prevent a limit on the number of so-called “quota kings”."