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For the week of 28 January 2019

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Marine Policy has published, Stronger together: Strategies to protect local sovereignty, ecosystems, and place-based communities from the global fossil fuel trade, "In the Pacific Northwest, residents are mobilizing to prevent the coastal export of fossil fuels and protect unique ecosystems and place-based communities. This paper examines the diverse groups, largely from the Bellingham area, and how they succeeded in blocking construction of what was to be the largest coal-shipping port in North America, the Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT). Tribes, environmental organizations, faith-based groups, and other citizen groups used a multitude of approaches to prevent development, both independently and in concert. This paper reviews the various ways in which the groups collaborated and supported one another to resist the neoliberalization of the coast and support local sovereignty, unique ecosystems, and place-based communities. Groups like Power Past Coal, Protect Whatcom, and Coal-Free Bellingham fought for important and protective changes and evidenced communitywide political support, but the sovereign rights of the Lummi Nation were the legal bar to constructing the coal terminal."

As always, if we've missed anything, please feel free to let us know. You may simply reply to this message, or you may email Allie directly at: abrown [at]

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Thank you for being part of the OpenChannels Community,
– Allie Brown, Raye Evrard, and the rest of the OpenChannels Team

Aquaculture, Seafood, and Food Security

OA: Bergvik, M. et al. Incorporation of Feed and Fecal Waste From Salmon Aquaculture in Great Scallops (Pecten maximus) Co-fed by Different Algal Concentrations. Frontiers in Marine Science 5, (2019).


Preprint: Magris, R. A., Marta-Almeida, M., Monteiro, J. A. F. & Ban, N. C. A modelling approach to assess the impact of land mining on marine biodiversity: Assessment in coastal catchments experiencing catastrophic events (SW Brazil). Science of The Total Environment (In Press). doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.12.238

Conservation Targets & Planning

OA: Domisch, S. et al. Social equity shapes zone-selection: Balancing aquatic biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services delivery in the transboundary Danube River Basin. Science of The Total Environment 656, 797 - 807 (2019).


OA: Rice, M. M., Ezzat, L. & Burkepile, D. E. Corallivory in the Anthropocene: Interactive Effects of Anthropogenic Stressors and Corallivory on Coral Reefs. Frontiers in Marine Science 5,(2019).

OA: Briones-Fourzán, P. et al. Coral Reef Degradation Differentially Alters Feeding Ecology of Co-occurring Congeneric Spiny Lobsters. Frontiers in Marine Science 5, (2019).

Ecosystem Services and Uses

OA: Okada, T. et al. Method for the quantitative evaluation of ecosystem services in coastal regions. PeerJ 6, e6234 (2019).

Fisheries and Fisheries Management

OA: Gehrig, S., Schlüter, A. & Hammerstein, P. Sociocultural heterogeneity in a common pool resource dilemma. PLOS ONE 14, e0210561 (2019).

Human Impacts on the Environment

Preprint: Allen, M., Bird, S., Breslow, S. & Dolšak, N. Stronger together: Strategies to protect local sovereignty, ecosystems, and place-based communities from the global fossil fuel trade. Marine Policy 80, 168 - 176 (2017).

Local or Traditional Knowledge

Preprint: Cerri, J. The shifting distribution of Mediterranean fishes: a spatio-temporal assessment based on Local Ecological Knowledge. (2019). doi:10.31230/

Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP)

OA: Maritime Spatial Planning. (Springer International Publishing, 2019). doi:10.1007/978-3-319-98696-8

Natural Sciences

OA: Valdivia, A., Wolf, S. & Suckling, K. Marine mammals and sea turtles listed under the U.S. Endangered Species Act are recovering. PLOS ONE 14, e0210164 (2019).

OA: Jolliffe, C. D. et al. Song variation of the South Eastern Indian Ocean pygmy blue whale population in the Perth Canyon, Western Australia. PLOS ONE 14, e0208619 (2019).

Tools and Data

OA: López, J. Jiménez & Mulero-Pázmány, M. Drones for Conservation in Protected Areas: Present and Future. Drones 3, 10 (2019).

OA: Smith, L. M. et al. Lessons Learned From the United States Ocean Observatories Initiative. Frontiers in Marine Science 5, (2019).