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Court Decision Upholding U.S. Seafood Traceability Program ‘An Important Moment’ for Fishermen, Consumers, Businesses, Coastal Communities

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Rush escorts the suspected high seas drift net fishing vessel Da Cheng in the North Pacific Ocean on August 14, 2012. (Credit: U.S. Coast Guard)

Aug 30, 2017

Categories:
Conservation & Science
Ocean Policy

On August 28, a federal court upheld a new U.S. government seafood traceability program that aims to reduce the volume of seafood from illegal, unreported and unregulated sources that is imported into the U.S. market for sale.

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Until governments adopt a science-based recovery plan, nearly 200 top chefs and culinary leaders say ‘no’ to Pacific bluefin tuna

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Aug 23, 2017

Categories:
Conservation & Science
Ocean Policy
Seafood Watch
Pacific bluefin tuna

Leading chefs on five continents have pledged to keep Pacific bluefin tuna off their menus until there’s effective international action to manage the fishery and reverse a precipitous decline in the bluefin tuna population.

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Statement by Margaret Spring on NOAA determination that ESA is not warranted for Pacific bluefin tuna

School of Pacific bluefin tuna

Aug 07, 2017

Categories:
Conservation & Science
Ocean Policy

"While NOAA has determined that the Endangered Species Act is not the vehicle for Pacific bluefin tuna recovery, the unanswered question is: ‘Who is going to act?’" Margaret Spring, Chief Conservation Officer for the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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