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Fisheries exemptions included in 2013 House National Defense Authorization Act

On May 17th, Rep. Gallegly made a floor statement for his amendment, formerly House Bill HR 4043, to the 2013 House National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to establish “Military Readiness Areas” and provide unprecedented protections for all commercial fishery interests … Continue reading

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Otters remain in harm’s way of H.R. 4043 – Bill hearing before Full Natural Resource Committee

Last week, southern sea otter conservation dodged a bullet as House Bill H.R. 4043 was not included as an amendment to H.R. 4310 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 in the Armed Services Committee Hearing. This is … Continue reading

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House Subcommittee Hearing on H.R. 4043 hits the Target

House Bill H.R. 4043 had its day before the House Natural Resource Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs on April 19th.  The witnesses before the committee to provide testimony were: Donald Schregardus, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy … Continue reading

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Overfishing, climate change and superhero sea otters

They’re cute, they eat sea urchin, and NOW they can save us against climate change.  Are sea otters the superhero of the marine mammal world, or what? In case you needed another reminder of why sea otters are awesome…they could … Continue reading

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Dance of the sea otter–a documentary

This is a delightful little documentary about sea otters in Canada. It has lovely footage of otters, the beautiful Canadian coastline, and my favorite line describing the bottom of the sea: “a fantastic bouillabaisse of life”.  The film also asks some hard questions … Continue reading

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Chronicle supports MLPA–commenters prophecy doom

The SF Chronicle posted a great article in support of the Fish and Game Commission’s decision on North Central Coast MPAs last week. As it always seems to go, the comments degenerated into conspiracy theories, prophesies of doom, and the … Continue reading

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Fish & Game Commission votes yes on MPAs for North Central Coast

In a 3 to 2 vote the Fish & Game Commission approved the Intergrated Preferred Alternative (IPA) plan of Marine Protected Areas (MPA) for the North Central Coast yesterday at their August 5th meeting. The whole day was spent on … Continue reading

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