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The Dollars and Science of Fishery Management

Rep. Ed. Markey (D-MA)Some legislators are trying to eat their fish and have them too.

by Michael Conathan | Friday, March 29, 2013

Making the Economic Case for Offshore Wind

Wind turbines in the Netherlands article icon Issue Brief Investing in domestic offshore wind to diversify our energy portfolio is a commitment worth making.

by Michael Conathan | Thursday, February 28, 2013

10 Ways the Sequester Will Expose Americans to Greater Health Risks and Other Perils

California wildfire article icon Issue Brief The sequester will have significant impacts on many public health and clean energy programs.

by Daniel J. Weiss, Michael Conathan, Jessica Goad | Friday, February 22, 2013

Filling the Sails of Offshore Wind Energy

Offshore windThe key to offshore wind energy’s success is putting it on equal economic footing with traditional fossil-fuel energy sources.

by Michael Conathan | Thursday, January 31, 2013

As the Music Stops for Sandy Funding, NOAA Left Without a Chair

Hurricane SandyKey priorities for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and coastal lawmakers missed the boat for funding in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

by Michael Conathan | Friday, January 25, 2013

Rescue the Coast Guard

Lawrence J. Korb and Michael Conathan explain why a unified national security budget would be good news for the Coast Guard.

by Lawrence J. Korb and Michael Conathan | Friday, January 11, 2013

7 Ways that Looming Budget Cuts to Public Lands and Oceans Will Affect All Americans

A wildlands firefighter stands in front of a wildfire article icon Issue Brief Sequestration will inflict massive cuts on programs that protect our public lands and oceans—cuts that will impact all of us in a variety of ways.

by Jessica Goad, Michael Conathan, Christy Goldfuss | Thursday, December 6, 2012

Oceans ’13: The Post-Election Future of Ocean Policy

Olympia SnoweMichael Conathan breaks down the effect of the recent national elections on our oceans and coasts.

by Michael Conathan | Friday, November 16, 2012

Hurricane Sandy, Climate Change, and the Future of Fish

Hurricane Sandy aftermathThe sudden post-Sandy shift in the national dialogue about climate change shouldn’t ignore the fishing industry.

by Michael Conathan | Friday, November 2, 2012

Omega 3s vs. Mercury—Is Seafood Good for You?

Fish vendor and customer with a 20 pound king alaskan salmonMichael Conathan breaks down the health benefits and detriments of fish in your diet.

by Michael Conathan | Friday, October 5, 2012

Counting Fish 101

Fishing boats in New Bedford, Mass. article icon Issue Brief Strong, science-based stock assessments are the key to future sustainability, not just of fish but also of the fishing industry.

by George Lapointe, Linda Mercer, and Michael Conathan | Thursday, September 27, 2012

Innovations to Increase and Stabilize Fishing Profits

community-supported fisheryTwo methods in particular—community-supported fisheries and underutilized species—provide a framework for how both fishermen and consumers can get more value from American seafood.

by Michael Conathan | Friday, September 21, 2012

Time for New England to Hit the ‘Reset’ Button

Adrian GonzalezMichael Conathan recommends New England’s groundfish industry take a cue from its beloved baseball team and take the bold, painful steps needed for long-term success.

by Michael Conathan | Friday, August 31, 2012

Video: The Risks of Drilling in Alaska’s Arctic Ocean

Arctic coastline play_alt icon Video As offshore oil drilling edges ever closer to becoming a reality in the Arctic Ocean, the Center for American Progress examines the region's lack of readiness in the event of a spill.

by Kiley Kroh, Lauren Santa Cruz, Michael Conathan, Andrew Satter | Sunday, August 19, 2012

Caution vs. Recklessness in the Arctic

Michael Conathan shows how the oil-and-gas industry could learn from fishermen’s approach to Arctic resources.

by Michael Conathan | Friday, August 10, 2012