Fish & Fisheries

June 26, 2019

DEADLINE: IJNR's Bristol Bay Institute

The Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources invites journalists on an expenses-paid learning expedition to Alaska, Aug 31-Sep 7, 2019, to explore topics including mining in the Bristol Bay watershed; fisheries management; Indigenous sovereignty and resources management; climate change and its impacts on the region; land use issues; and more. Apply by Jun 26.

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"California Central Coast, Bay Area to Open for Drilling"

"A more than five-year moratorium on leasing land in California for oil and gas development will be coming to an end with a May 9 Interior Department plan to open up about 725,000 acres across the state’s Central Coast and the Bay Area for drilling."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 05/10/2019
June 25, 2019 to June 26, 2019

Africa Blue Economy Forum

The second annual forum in Tunis, Tunisia will focus on opportunities and innovations in emerging and frontier sectors of the Blue Economy and how they can help accelerate Africa’s transformation.

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"Cooke Aquaculture Pays $332,000 Over Escaped Atlantic Salmon"

"A salmon-farming company with net pens in Rich Passage has agreed to pay $332,000 in fines after one of its floating pens collapsed in 2017, releasing a quarter-million nonnative Atlantic salmon into Puget Sound near Cypress Island, about 10 miles southwest of Bellingham."

Source: Kitsap Sun/AP, 05/01/2019

Track Wetlands Stories with National Inventory Tool

As a battle brews over which U.S. waters are protected, environmental journalists can use an invaluable national database to pinpoint vulnerable wetlands. This week’s TipSheet has more on the National Wetlands Inventory, the backstory on wetlands protection, why it matters, and reporting resources and story ideas.

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Global Warming Is Hitting Ocean Species Hardest, Including Food Fish

"Sea creatures, especially those that live in shallower water near the coasts, are much more vulnerable to global warming than land animals, new research shows. The scientists found that local populations of marine animals are disappearing at double the rate of land-based species."

Source: InsideClimate News, 04/29/2019

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