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Biologists studying high rates of mortality in salmon and steelhead in Puget Sound and the Strait of Georgia are concerned that proposed EPA funding cuts will derail their research.

A leaked proposal from the Office of Management and Budget shows that the Trump Administration wants to slash EPA funding in Puget Sound by 93 percent, from USD 28 million (EUR 26.3 million) this year to around USD 2 million (EUR 1.9 million) in the coming fiscal year.

EPA funds are channeled through tribes...

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The Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) wants data and input from lobster harvesters in eastern Maine who might be impacted by proposed New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC) regulations.

One of NEFMC’s proposed management options is a total ban on fishing in the proposed Gulf of Maine coral protection areas of Outer Schoodic Ridge and southwest of Mount Desert Rock.

The DMR has offered a proposal that would exempt the lobster and crab fisheries in the two coral protection...

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Fishery management reforms could raise profits nearly 90 percent and increase fish harvests more than 10 percent by 2100, according to a group of researchers.

Fish stocks – and revenues in the seafood industry – are threatened by climate change, which will disrupt fisheries by forcing fish and shellfish populations to shift to more hospitable climes. But several key management reforms could mitigate the effects of climate change, the researchers said, and even make fisheries healthier and more...

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European Union Commissioner for Environment, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs, Karmenu Vella, has presented a multi-annual plan for small pelagic fish stocks in the Adriatic Sea.

The proposal, which covers four different small pelagic stocks but is focused on anchovy and sardine – the most commercially valuable fishery – is the third multi-annual plan that the European Commission (EC) is putting forward since the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). It is also the first ever in the...

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The Walton Family Foundation has outlined its five-year strategy for building sustainable fisheries across Indonesia, announcing USD 32 million (EUR 30.2 million) in investments through the end of 2020 in initiatives that partner the federal and regional governments, local partners, NGOs and businesses to advance fishing policies and practices that align Indonesia’s environmental, social and economic interests.

The announcement by the foundation, which was created by Walmart founders Sam and...

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