Latest news and resources for ocean planners and managers
News and Updates
Comments from our readers and a correction to last month's EBM Toolbox
Inspired by early successes in marine conservation, locally controlled fisheries projects have expanded quickly along Madagascar’s 3,000-mile-long coastline over the past 15 years.
Now that growth is poised to skyrocket, with rising interest in fisheries management and conservation from international donors, including a planned injection of more than $70 million by the World Bank."
Via E&E News
"Reversing course, NOAA Fisheries said it will allow anglers in the South Atlantic to catch red snapper for the first time in three years. Calling it an "emergency action," the fisheries service said it would create two mini-seasons over the next two weekends for recreational anglers in federally controlled waters off the coast of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina."
Via Science Daily
"UC Santa Barbara researchers, who have been conducting long-term monitoring of native kelp forests in marine protected areas (MPAs) around the Northern Channel Islands since 2000, encountered low levels of S. horneri around Anacapa Island in 2009. Five years later, its abundance began to rapidly increase, perhaps partially due to unusually warm waters."
Via Saipan Tribune
"The CNMI Ocean Planning Team recently kicked off a two-day meeting as part of the Pacific Islands Regional Planning Body mission toward developing a comprehensive plan for the CNMI’s coastal and marine areas."