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Establish the National Endowment for the Oceans

Fishermen mend netsThe fishing industry is uniquely positioned to help Congress take a major step toward healthier ocean and coastal economies.

by Michael Conathan | Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Protecting the Taxpayer’s Share of Natural Resource Revenues on Public Lands and Oceans

Deepwater Horizon site drillers book_alt2 icon Report Rather than creating new revenue-sharing entitlements, Congress should take a comprehensive, fiscally sound approach to addressing the natural resource revenue challenges facing the nation.

by Matt Lee-Ashley, Jessica Goad, Michael Madowitz, Michael Conathan | Friday, November 8, 2013

We can’t let Russia screw up plans for a huge marine reserve

John Podesta and Michael Conathan write about Russia's attempts to block the creation of a marine reserve in the Southern Ocean around Antarctica.

by John Podesta and Michael Conathan | Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Fukushima Fallout Not Affecting U.S.-Caught Fish

Although there are grave concerns about ongoing radiation leaks at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant, the amount of radiation in domestic seafood is still well below safe levels.

by Michael Conathan | Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Fishing or Mining: Alaska’s Bristol Bay Region Debates Its Future

Drilling rigThe controversial Pebble Mine project in Southwest Alaska pits a mining conglomerate against one of the world’s most iconic fisheries.

by Michael Conathan | Tuesday, September 3, 2013

A Fishery Going to the Dogs

DogfishGreat whites get the ink, but the dogfish is the real villain for Cape Cod’s fishermen.

by Michael Conathan | Monday, August 12, 2013

Top 10 Ways the House of Representatives’ Environmental Spending Bill Would Ruin Your Summer

The new House bill is an unprecedented assault on your health and public lands.

by Arpita Bhattacharyya, Daniel J. Weiss, Michael Conathan, Matt Lee-Ashley | Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Russia Blocks Bid to Establish Massive Antarctic Marine Reserves

PenguinsRussia recently refused to let the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources establish marine reserves in the ocean off Antarctica.

by Michael Conathan | Thursday, July 18, 2013

Mining in Alaska’s Bristol Bay Region Threatens a Sustainable Economy

Pebble Mine project article icon Issue Brief A proposal to develop one of the world’s largest open-pit mines in a remote and pristine corner of Alaska could destroy some of America’s most valuable fisheries.

by Jessica Goad, Shiva Polefka, Michael Conathan, Christy Goldfuss | Thursday, June 27, 2013

What President Obama’s Climate Plan Means for the Ocean

President Obama at GeorgetownThe president’s major speech on climate change set the stage for policies that will improve the health of our planet, including the 71 percent of it that is covered by oceans.

by Michael Conathan and Shiva Polefka | Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Rockets Top Submarines: Space Exploration Dollars Dwarf Ocean Spending

Federal space-exploration spending outpaces ocean spending by more than 150-to-1, even though we already have better maps of Mars than we do of the ocean floor.

by Michael Conathan | Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Offshore Energy and Jobs Act

Michael Conathan, Director of Ocean Policy at the Center for American Progress, testifies before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.

by Michael Conathan | Thursday, June 6, 2013

A ‘Day of Reckoning’ for the New England Groundfishery

Fishing boatsThough new fishing regulations on New England fishermen are stricter than ever before, they are still the best hope for an industry on the verge of potential collapse.

by Michael Conathan | Friday, May 3, 2013

An Ocean Champion in the White House

Pacific OceanRecent actions by the Obama administration show a renewed commitment to healthy oceans and a robust coastal economy.

by Michael Conathan | Friday, April 26, 2013

Top 5 Ocean Priorities for the New Secretary of State

In his new role as secretary of state, John Kerry can take action on climate change, Arctic management, and pirate fishing to defend our oceans and preserve marine life.

by Michael Conathan and Shiva Polefka | Friday, March 29, 2013