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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

The Ethics of Seafood

Michael Conathan probes the ethical issue of wild versus farmed seafood.

by Michael Conathan | Friday, May 11, 2012

The Future of America’s First Fishery

book_alt2 icon Report Michael Conathan outlines the steps necessary to improve relationships and management strategies for the New England groundfishery.

by Michael Conathan | Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Sustaining Seafood Sustainability

Michael Conathan shows seafood sustainability initiatives must figure out how to sustain fishermen as well as fish.

by Michael Conathan | Friday, April 27, 2012

The Lasting Impact of Deepwater Horizon

The Gulf Coast is far from recovered two years after the worst oil spill in U.S. history, says Kiley Kroh.

by Kiley Kroh and Michael Conathan | Thursday, April 19, 2012

Sensible Ocean Policy Falling Victim to Political Games

Michael Conathan explains how the National Ocean Policy benefits America’s fisheries and why conservatives’ attacks on the policy don’t hold up.

by Michael Conathan | Friday, April 13, 2012

Sustaining the ‘Wicked Tuna’

Michael Conathan explains why the best way to save the overfished bluefin tuna is to support New England’s artisanal fishery.

by Michael Conathan | Friday, March 30, 2012

Balancing Socioeconomic Needs with Our Ocean and Coastal Space

CAP Director of Ocean Policy Michael Conathan testifies before the House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.

by Michael Conathan | Thursday, March 8, 2012

Lamenting the Loss of an Ocean Champion

Michael Conathan explains how Sen. Olympia Snowe’s retirement will affect our oceans and fisheries.

by Michael Conathan | Friday, March 2, 2012

More Drilling Won’t Lower Gas Prices

Michael Conathan explains why the bumper-sticker slogan “drill, baby, drill” won’t ease Americans’ pain at the pump.

by Michael Conathan | Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Uncertain Science of Fisheries

Michael Conathan explains the fluctuations inherent in fisheries science and why stability is fundamental to sustainability.

by Michael Conathan | Friday, February 10, 2012

Putting a Freeze on Arctic Ocean Drilling

book_alt2 icon Report Kiley Kroh, Michael Conathan, and Emma Huvos outline the shortcomings in the United States' response capabilities to an oil spill in the Arctic.

by Kiley Kroh, Michael Conathan, and Emma Huvos | Friday, February 3, 2012

What Obama’s Government Reform Proposal Means for Our Oceans

Michael Conathan explains why even though our oceans aren’t exactly part of the “interior,” moving the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration out of the Department of Commerce isn’t a bad idea if it’s done right.

by Michael Conathan | Monday, January 23, 2012

Encouraging Investment Is Key to U.S. Offshore Wind Development

Congressional action to spur investment in proven renewable energy technology is fundamental to the future of the U.S. offshore wind industry, write Richard W. Caperton, Michael Conathan, and Jackie Weidman.

by Richard W. Caperton, Michael Conathan, and Jackie Weidman | Thursday, January 12, 2012