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Sustainable Fisheries Guide Available for Sushi Lovers

Sushi lovers nationwide now have a way to make seafood choices that please the palate and safeguard the world’s ocean wildlife. Three leading ocean conservation organizations—Blue Ocean Institute, Environmental Defense Fund and the Monterey Bay Aquarium—have now made available to the public color-coded consumer guides ranking popular sushi selections based on whether they are prepared using seafood that’s caught or farmed in ways that harm the ocean or pose a health risk to people. While the consumer guides—in print, online and mobile device versions—differ in […]

ROV to Continue Research of Marine Protected Areas

The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) began its fourth season of remotely operated vehicle (ROV)-based assessments of the northern Channel Islands. “The research program focuses on evaluating the marine protected areas (MPAs) implemented in 2004 under the Marine Life Protection Act,” said Konstantin Karpov, DFG senior biologist and project manager. “The key to our study is having a ROV system that consistently captures video of hundreds of kilometers of ocean floor each year—beyond depths divers can reach. From this video we can measure […]

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