Each summer NCSU professors Nils Peterson and Brian Langerhans teach a course at Forfar Field Station. As part of this course, they always include a sociological study on Andros. This year they looked at local peoples’ opinions on illegal harvesting and use their thoughts to speculate on some of the drivers of this issue. An easy […]
Just a quick reminder that Nassau grouper are off limits for fishing from December 1st to February 28th throughout The Bahamas. Help spread the word by telling a friend or sharing this post! Click here for more information on Nassau grouper fishing regulations and conservation.
A good video on the plastic accumulations in the Sargasso Sea. You can stream live for a limited time. Coincides with the announcement of the UN War on Plastic.
I am always excited to report positive news (reported at length here). Starting in the new year, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will require countries exporting seafood to the United States to demonstrate that their fisheries comply with the U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). The US is the world’s largest seafood importer and the MMPA is among […]
On July 1st, 2016, the nation of Antigua and Barbuda started its ban of single use plastic grocery bags. They join a movement to ban or tax single use plastic bags that involves many countries, states, and municipalities including much of Hawaii, Los Angeles, Chicago, the Netherlands, Italy, China, and others. Antigua and Barbuda’s commitment to this issue sets an example that even smaller […]
A recent article in Climactic Change reported an economic analysis that suggests that climate change will cost the US twice as much as previous analyses estimated – increasing the estimate from $500 million to $1 trillion. Just to reiterate, that is 1,000,000,000,000 – lots of zeros. While there are always myriad considerations when attempting to predict such outcomes, this […]
New research investigating if lionfish removals really matter. In short, this paper suggests it does. I can’t upload the paper now – check back later; but here is a nice summary. The authors’ summary after the jump.
Also, note in the authors’ short video above how hidden the lionfish is. As we have mentioned before, lionfish culling surely seems to be […]