Fish & Fisheries

Pebble Exec Resigns After Being Caught On Tape Boasting Of His GOP Ties

"Mining executive Tom Collier, who boasted in secretly taped conversations that he had leveraged his ties to Republican officials to advance a controversial project in Alaska, resigned Wednesday."

Source: Washington Post, 09/24/2020

In Reversal, Trump To Ban Oil Drilling Off Coasts of Fla., Ga., and S.C.

"President Trump, who barely two years ago proposed a vast expansion of oil and gas drilling in U.S. continental waters, on Tuesday made clear there is at least part of the nation’s coastline he is eager to protect: the crucial electoral battleground of Florida."

Source: Washington Post, 09/09/2020

"Pink Salmon Could Prosper In Warmer Arctic, New Study Finds"

"Scientists like to say that climate change is creating winners and losers in Alaska: Some species will struggle, while others could benefit from warmer habitats. One of those climate change winners could be pink salmon in the Arctic, according to a new paper published by U.S. and Canadian scientists in a journal called Deep Sea Research Part II."

Source: Alaska Public Media, 09/08/2020

US Dismantles International Crime Ring That Trafficked in Shark Fins

"Shark fin soup, considered a delicacy in some countries, has long fueled demand for illegally harvested fins. But federal authorities in Georgia announced this week that they had dismantled at least one source for the ingredient: a multimillion-dollar organization they described as an international money laundering, drug trafficking and illegal wildlife trade ring."

Source: NYTimes, 09/08/2020


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