Browsing the "fish" Tag

Exposed: Federal funding for GMO salmon?

October 8th, 2011 | by Dan Bacher

Why are our tax dollars going to subsidize the creation of Frankenfish? It's bad enough the government has totally failed to do any kind of regulation for genetically modified organisms (GMOs), including blocking attempts to at least mandate labeling for these artificial and barely-tested foods . But why on earth should taxpayers have to subsidize the hugely-profitable companies that are developing them

California’s marine protection areas delayed

September 19th, 2011 | by Dan Bacher

The California Fish and Game Commission has held back closures of large areas off the California coast as marine protection areas. There had been an October 1 start date, but now the areas won't be closed to fishing until January 1, 2012. Earlier this month the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) disapproved the regulation package for the Marine Life Protection Areas (MLPA), informing the Commission that it had additional questions and requests for more information that will require a re-notice of the regulations

Fail: California’s marine protected areas blocked

September 11th, 2011 | by Dan Bacher

In a victory for opponents of the controversial Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative and champions of open and democratic process in California, the Office of Administrative Law on September 2 disapproved the marine protected areas (MPAs) for the Southern California coast that were originally slated to go into effect on October 1,

Marine protected areas aren’t enough to save the oceans

July 29th, 2011 | by Dan Bacher

While some governments and environmental NGOs have pushed marine protected areas in the U.S. and throughout the world as the solution to protecting the ocean and maintaining biodiversity in marine ecosystems, a United Nations study released on July 28 said continued reliance on a strategy of setting aside land and marine territories as protected areas is “insufficient” to stem global biodiversity loss

California continues to kill millions of fish

July 26th, 2011 | by Dan Bacher

As pumps continue to send record amounts of water to corporate agribusiness and southern California, they're also slaughtering record numbers of fish. And this destruction comes at a time when fish populations are already at historically low levels

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