The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden has announced USD 82 million (EUR 77 million) for North Atlantic right whale conservation and recovery efforts.
Of the total, USD 36 million (EUR 34 million) will be used for monitoring and modeling, roughly half of which will be dedicated to passive acoustic monitoring along the U.S.East Coast. An additional USD 20 million (EUR 19 million) will be used to reduce vessel strikes, primarily by… Read More
The owner of Canadian fishing vessel Ocean Provider was fined CAD 6,000 (USD 4,438, EUR 4,159) after pleading guilty to fishing for albacore tuna without a license.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) officers boarded the vessel at sea in 2022 for a routine inspection near Bamfield, British Columbia, Canada, while it was actively engaged in commercial fishing operations. After officers determined that the vessel was not licensed for tuna fishing,… Read More
UPDATE: This story has been updated with a clarification from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to award a contract to the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation for the annual release of nearly 2 million chinook salmon in the U.S. state of Washington.
The annual release is part of the Army Corps of Engineers’ plan to mitigate the effects of two dams on the Columbia River, which NOAA… Read More
The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden has proposed an updated management plan for the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, a 4,913-square-mile area located about 130 miles from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
“President Biden’s reaffirmation of the need to develop a management plan for the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument further solidifies his commitment to protecting our most… Read More
A subsidiary of Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick, Canada-based Cooke Inc. has expanded its business into Japan and The Netherlands with the acquisition of two companies.
The subsidiary, Bioriginal Food and Science Corp., which operates in the food and nutraceutical industries, announced on 7 September it had bought two companies: The Netherlands-based The Fatory and Yokohama, Japan-based Cana Corporation. According to Cooke, the Fatory produces fat… Read More
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has invested in four seafood innovation projects as part of USD 13 million (EUR 12 million) in small business research and technology grants announced last month.
“The Biden-Harris administration is committed to investing, growing and supporting small businesses through increased market opportunities that also strengthen the food system nationally and locally,” USDA Chief Scientist and Under… Read More
The Natural Resources Defense Council claims that NOAA Fisheries has failed to protect the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary despite increased threats from marine heat waves, biodiversity decline, and degraded habitat.
Located at the mouth of Massachusetts Bay off the coast of the U.S. state of Massachusetts, the sanctuary stretches across an 842-square-mile area and is home to hundreds of species of marine life.
According to the… Read More
The state government of Alaska, U.S.A., has asked the courts to block federal management of fisheries on the Kuskokwim River, continuing a multi-year battle for control of the area.
The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden filed an injunction against the state in May 2022 to prevent it from allowing residents to partake in subsistence fishing on the Kuskokwim River. On 1 September, Alaska hit back, filing a motion in the U.S. District… Read More
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency said he still supports his agency’s move to block mining in Bristol Bay, Alaska, despite the state asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule the decision.
“Let me be clear, we are very proud of our decision to really evaluate the Pebble Mine project and do what is necessary to protect Bristol Bay,” U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan told The Associated Press last week.
In… Read More
The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released a report identifying several nations it alleges are engaged in illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing or that have not done enough to liminate the use of forced labor within their domestic fleets.
Angola, Grenada, Mexico, China, Taiwan, The Gambia, and Vanuatu were all alleged to have participated in IUU fishing in 2020, 2021 and 2022, according to the… Read More