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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, and 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, and 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

The Hidden Cost of Cheap Lobster

Michael Conathan explains how the record-low price of lobster is another economic effect of global climate change.

by Michael Conathan | Friday, July 20, 2012

Cape Wind Project and Fishermen Seal a Deal

Michael Conathan explains what a settlement between Cape Wind and Martha’s Vineyard fishermen means for fishing, energy, and ocean planning.

by Michael Conathan | Friday, June 29, 2012

The Foundations of a Blue Economy

article icon Issue Brief Michael Conathan and Kiley Kroh explain why promoting industries that recognize and augment the clean and health ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems is crucial to our financial, biological, cultural, and spiritual well-being.

by Michael Conathan and Kiley Kroh | Wednesday, June 27, 2012

RESTORE Act Would Boost Gulf Coast Fisheries

Michael Conathan explains how the RESTORE the Gulf Coast Act would help Gulf fisheries in the lingering wake of Deepwater Horizon.

by Michael Conathan | Friday, June 15, 2012

Conservatives Disregard Traditional Allies to Oppose the Law of the Sea

Michael Conathan explains what it takes to make conservatives stand up to Big Oil, the military, and corporate America. Two words: United Nations.

by Michael Conathan | Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Long-Term Fishery Investments Starting to Pay Off

Fish populations are starting to rebuild thanks to strict catch limits, writes Michael Conathan. Wholesale changes to the law would be a mistake.

by Michael Conathan | Friday, May 25, 2012