News Releases for Ocean Policy
Court Decision Upholding U.S. Seafood Traceability Program ‘An Important Moment’ for Fishermen, Consumers, Businesses, Coastal Communities
Aug 30, 2017
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.
Until governments adopt a science-based recovery plan, nearly 200 top chefs and culinary leaders say ‘no’ to Pacific bluefin tuna
Aug 23, 2017
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.
Statement by Margaret Spring on NOAA determination that ESA is not warranted for Pacific bluefin tuna
Aug 07, 2017
"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.
New research into Pacific bluefin tuna migrations underscores the need for science-based management across the Pacific Ocean
Jul 31, 2017
A paper published in Science magazine by researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Harvard University and The National Museum of Natural History reexamines our understanding of the links connecting bluefin tuna across the Pacific Ocean. The research underscores the need for science-based management across the Pacific Ocean.
Oct 17, 2016
The Monterey Bay Aquarium has launched a new podcast series that covers the impacts of pollution from single-use plastic bags and plastic in general—from threats to humans and wildlife to how the issue has energized students and policymakers.