Warming Waters Challenge Atlantic Salmon, Both Wild and Farmed

Warming Waters Challenge Atlantic Salmon, Both Wild and Farmed

Whether roaming wild or enclosed in floating feedlots on the ocean, Atlantic salmon are cold-water fishes. But as the climate crisis warms the world’s oceans and waterways, cold water is becoming harder to find, which means these long-endangered fish are facing perhaps their biggest challenge yet. Atlantic salmon are anadromous, moving between freshwater and saltwater […]

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US lobster put on ‘red list’ to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales

US lobster put on ‘red list’ to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales

Lobster nets and pots have become such a threat to the survival of critically endangered North Atlantic right whales that the crustaceans have been “red-listed” as seafood to avoid by a major fish sustainability guide. Fewer than 340 of these whales exist today, including only 80 breeding females. The population is estimated to have dwindled […]

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Bird Protections, Conservation Programs May Receive Increased Federal Funding

Bird Protections, Conservation Programs May Receive Increased Federal Funding

WASHINGTON – Last month, the House of Representatives advanced its 12 spending bills through a rigorous process of hearings and committee negotiations. Led by House Appropriations Chair Rosa DeLauro, the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 spending bills include some significant investments for bird restoration, climate action, and community resilience. Building upon positive increases recommended by President […]

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New rules could further slow ship speeds to protect right whales

New rules could further slow ship speeds to protect right whales

Federal authorities spent the past few years analyzing rules for the shipping industry and are now close to releasing fresh guidelines to help protect a vanishing species of whale. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has been reviewing the speed regulations it uses to protect North Atlantic right whales, and according to spokesperson Allison Ferreira, […]

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