Toward a New Policy for the Oceans

If a single message emerged from a symposium on Marine Sciences and Society at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in San Diego (Feb. 21, 2010), it was an emphasis on cooperation rather than competition. Perhaps you’ve never heard of Marine Spatial Planning (MSP). I hadn’t. It’s an idea […]

Drop in striper stocks puts recreational, commercial fishermen at odds

Casting blame in striper dispute The striped bass is once again facing a decline in its numbers, and efforts to stem the losses have stoked tensions between commercial and recreational fishermen. The wily striped bass – admired by New England fishermen for centuries – nearly disappeared from East Coast waters in the early 1980s. A […]