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  • Seafood Watch cites dramatic turnaround in rockfish, other West Coast fish

    Seafood Watch cites dramatic turnaround in rockfish, other West Coast fish
    In a major turnaround that argues for strong fisheries management, the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s trusted Seafood Watch program has upgraded the status of 21 commercially important fish, including most species of Pacific rockfish in a report released Tuesday.
  • A fish story with a happy ending

    A fish story with a happy ending
    The best thing to do if you catch a tagged fish is to let the fish go. But if the fish isn't going to survive, then do what a Cuban fisherman did and return the tag. To Dr. Mahmood Shivji, the director of Nova Southeastern University's Guy Harvey...

    More sand may be coming to eroded beach

    An infusion of sand may soon come to a stretch of northern Broward County that saw most of its beach torn away by Hurricane Sandy. A proposal being considered by the Army Corps of Engineers would allow Hillsboro Beach and Deerfield Beach to spread 50,...

    40-foot whale carcass examined at Port Hueneme in Ventura County

    40-foot whale carcass examined at Port Hueneme in Ventura County
    Scientists were performing a necropsy Thursday on the carcass of a 40-foot whale that floated into Port Hueneme this week after possibly being struck by a ship. The whale, which appeared to have been dead for a while, was discovered Tuesday near a...

    Sonic blasts cleared for use off coast of Virginia, surrounding states

     Sonic blasts cleared for use off coast of Virginia, surrounding states
    Using powerful sonic blasts to search for offshore energy resources in ocean waters off Virginia and surrounding states has won formal approval from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. The decision means BOEM can begin granting permits to...