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A ‘Day of Reckoning’ for the New England Groundfishery

Though 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.

Friday, May 3, 2013

The Dollars and Science of Fishery Management

Some legislators are trying to eat their fish and have them too.

Friday, March 29, 2013

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

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

Friday, November 16, 2012

Hurricane Sandy, Climate Change, and the Future of Fish

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

Friday, November 2, 2012

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

Michael Conathan breaks down the health benefits and detriments of fish in your diet.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Innovations to Increase and Stabilize Fishing Profits

Two 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.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Time for New England to Hit the ‘Reset’ Button

Michael 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.

Friday, August 31, 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.

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.

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.

Friday, June 29, 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.

Friday, May 25, 2012

The Ethics of Seafood

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

Friday, May 11, 2012

Sustaining Seafood Sustainability

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

Friday, April 27, 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.

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.

Friday, March 30, 2012