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Premium Seafoods allowed to hire foreign fish trawler

Premium Seafoods allowed to hire foreign fish trawler | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
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"It sets a dangerous precedent," expressed Sterling Belliveau, Nova Scotia's outgoing Fisheries Minister, "I'm amazed.

Via Larry Matthews
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While I understand efficiencies and all of that, historical and expanding current information shows that fisheries are better managed when the fisherolk are local (or at least more local relative to distant). 

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Coastal Restoration
Coastal management and restoration of our planet's coastlines with a particular focus on California and Louisiana.  Emphasizing wetland restoration, aspects of agriculture in the coastal plain, fisheries, dealing with coastal hazards, and effective governance.
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Welcome to Coastal Restoration

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Welcome to my curation site for all things coastal management-related.

 

Here you will find an array of stories, media, factoids, and updates on current events spanning a range of coastal and marine issues.  While I am interested in a great many things, most of these entries center upon our work to restore coastal ecosystems and improve the management of these incredible, dynamic parts of our planet.

 

In particular, you will find postings here that reflect my deep, continuing interest in:

 

- coastal riparian restoration

- coastal wetland restoration

- subtidal reef restoration

- improved Coastal Zone Managment poilcies and proceedures 

- coastal agriculture/food systems

- sustainable fisheries management

- working ports and harbors

- vibrant ocean economies

- marine ecology

- natural history

- coastal energy production

- oil spills

- water quality and ecotoxicology in the coastal zone

- historic persepctives on our coast our our relationship to our world ocean

 

 

 

If you find my posts here of interest, you might also be interested in some of my other research, teaching, and updates elsewhere via my:

 

- iTunesU Coastal Management podcasts (lectures and field videos): https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/esrm-462-coastal-marine-management/id415880772?mt=10

- iTunesU Restoration Ecology podcasts (lectures and field videos): https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/esrm-352-theory-practice-ecological/id415881064?mt=10

- iTunesU Conservation Biology podcasts (lectures and field videos): https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/esrm-313-conservation-biology/id415881094?mt=10

- Vimeo page: https://vimeo.com/user8078769

- lab's home page: http://faculty.csuci.edu/sean.anderson/Sean_Andersons_Home_Page/Welcome.html

- RestoringNOLA twiter feed (emphasizing Coastal Management in California and Louisiana): https://twitter.com/RestoringNOLA

 

 

Thanks for visiting.  Please enjoy and let me know if I can answer any questions or be of help.

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In reversal, staff of Coastal Commission recommends approval of Newport Beach hotel and housing project

In reversal, staff of Coastal Commission recommends approval of Newport Beach hotel and housing project | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
In a reversal of its previous position, the staff of the California Coastal Commission is recommending approval of a hotel and housing complex on the last big
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While degraded to be sure, this site offers the hope for a large-scale restoration of coastal, seasonal freshwater wetlands in the coastal zone.  This is a very rare sight to see in this part of the Coast (aside from Camp Pendleton).  Do we really need yet another mall and several more hundred houses in THIS location?
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L.A. seeks to protect 'wildlife corridor' in Santa Monica Mountains

L.A. seeks to protect 'wildlife corridor' in Santa Monica Mountains | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
L.A. lawmakers voted for a ¿wildlife corridor¿ in the Santa Monicas, aiming to ensure that wild animals are not cut off from their habitat by development.
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We created such a policy here in Ventura County about a decade ago and it has worked well.  I hope this moderate proposal for a subsection of the Santa Monica Mountains is successful.  If so, it will help maintain the now-limited connectivity at the edges of one of the most populous cities in North America.
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Transocean Delays Drillship Delivery

Transocean Delays Drillship Delivery | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) announced today an agreement with Sembcorp Marine's subsidiary, Jurong Shipyard Ptd Ltd, to defer…
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Transocean of Deepwater Horizon fame is still churning out deep water drilling rigs, although with apparent continual delays.
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Allegations flowing in against the surfer gang of Lunada Bay

Allegations flowing in against the surfer gang of Lunada Bay | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Attorneys attempting to break up a surfer gang that controls a coveted stretch of coastline in Palos Verdes Estates said more alleged victims have called them
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Happy Citizen Science Day!

Happy Citizen Science Day! | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
In celebration of #citsciday and the upcoming public television series The Crowd & The Cloud, a google hangout happened to introduce some great #Citizen Science projects!  The video can be found HERE
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Douglas Meffert guest column: Time to protect coastal funding

Douglas Meffert guest column: Time to protect coastal funding | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Baton Rouge, LA /News/Opinion/: Six years after BP’s devastating rig explosion and oil spill, the legal battles are behind us — finally. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier has approved the $20.8 billion settlement with BP for the massive environmental damages it caused the five Gulf state
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The next battle: making sure politicos don't steal away funding for coastal restoration.
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Two Crimes 'American Crime Story' Should Cover

The producers of "American Crime Story" recently
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How strange it is that some folks CANNOT think of a crime in association with Hurricane Katrina.  They weren't paying attention.  

I'm not a big fan of the crime story/tragedy-as-fodder for TV plot lines.  But if you have to do a crime story, I'm all for treating the Army Corps of Engineers' absolute negligence and immoral approach to engineering as a "crime story."
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Sport Chalet will close all stores and stop online sales

Sport Chalet will close all stores and stop online sales | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Sport goods retailer Sport Chalet is closing all its stores and has cut off online sales, its owner said Saturday.
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Sport Chalet has become one of the key locations for SCUBA certification in Southern California with many of their locations harboring a swimming pool for mandatory pool sessions.  This will be a big blow to those seeking an Open Water I certification, but likely a boon to the few diver stores with pools themselves.
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Watch your step: tar balls dotting the coast

Watch your step: tar balls dotting the coast | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
News: Watch your step: Tar balls dotting Orange County coast | beach, newport, tar, balls, oil, jacobsen, huntington, spill, most, lifeguards
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Coastal commissioner to pay $3,000 ethics fine for SeaWorld vote

Coastal commissioner to pay $3,000 ethics fine for SeaWorld vote | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Gregory Cox, a member of the California Coastal Commission, has agreed to pay a $3,000 fine for voting on a high-profile SeaWorld permit at a time his wife
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'Sea Hunter': World's First Unmanned Ship Stalks Subs

'Sea Hunter': World's First Unmanned Ship Stalks Subs | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
The world's first unmanned ship, a DARPA sub-hunter recently christened the "Sea Hunter," is set to trawl the oceans looking for enemy submarines.

Via Jason Miller
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An un-crewed surface ship takes to the waves for testing.
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Very cool
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Why there are sea monsters lurking in early world maps

Why there are sea monsters lurking in early world maps | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Old world maps and atlases are chock full of history, uncharted territories and, if you look carefully, sea monsters.
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I love me some good ol' sea monsters...
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Dead whale (pieces) hauled away from San Onofre State Beach

Dead whale (pieces) hauled away from San Onofre State Beach | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Dead whale hauled away from San Onofre State Beach
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This is the right way to do this...no exploding whale here.
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A billionaire is willing to bring back public access to Martins Beach — for a price

A billionaire is willing to bring back public access to Martins Beach — for a price | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
I finally got the go-ahead early last week. Silicon Valley billionaire Vinod Khosla was willing to talk to me about why he's been fighting for six years to keep
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True colors.
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Science Action Network (SAN)

Science Action Network (SAN) | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it

The SAN would link academics with federal, state and local emergency responders.  In each emergency response region non-governmental scientists from academic institutions, professional societies, and scientific NGOs could contribute to pre-incident preparedness efforts and develop new collaborative research initiatives relevant to fill knowledge gap that emerge during drills and scenario-testing.  


During a disaster response effort, if necessary, government agencies could access Hub members' scientific expertise in a rapid, streamlined manner because collaborative, high-trust relationships would already be in place.

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This is a network to respond to oil spills and similar disasters.  It appears to be nascent at this point.
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Prince dead at 57: Second lines, movie screenings and tributes across New Orleans

Prince dead at 57: Second lines, movie screenings and tributes across New Orleans | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Second lines, happy hours and tributes planned throughout the city to celebrate the life of one of the most iconic musical artists of recent time.
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What Does it Take to Become an Effective Conservation Photographer?

What Does it Take to Become an Effective Conservation Photographer? | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Not much, it turns out. Your smartphone will do. Or a point-and-shoot camera. The main objective is to create images of and about your environment that have significant impact and may help to tell a
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Some good tips on the click-through.
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Sushi-bar-coding in the UK: Another kettle of fish

Critically-endangered species of fish are being sold in sushi restaurants in the UK without adequate labeling, report researchers. Overfished species of tuna and eel are among the sushi dishes being served up without adequate information to consumers, the report outlines.
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More mis-identified seafood.  Surprise, surprise.
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Group wants population study amid low humpback whale counts

A group is pushing to study the humpback whale population amid a season of lower-than-normal sightings.
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Forget El Niño — California's coast is in danger from a soulless commission

Forget El Niño — California's coast is in danger from a soulless commission | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
My California tale of beauty and the beast began last week near Half Moon Bay, followed by a stop in Bodega Bay.
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The Other Crisis on the Mexican Border

Eight years ago, while flying 800 feet above the grasslands of southern New Mexico, an unlikely observation changed the course of…
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Great video on the issues of fragmentation emanating from the US-Mexico wall.
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Is That Ecosystem Really Degraded, Or is it Just Different? | resources | Society for Ecological Restoration

Is That Ecosystem Really Degraded, Or is it Just Different? | resources | Society for Ecological Restoration | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
richard.hobbs@uwa.edu.au
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One of the godfathers of thinking critically about Restoration Ecology, Richard Hobbs (of Hobbs & Norton fame) discusses an issues I have noted over the recent decade: the varied use of terms to describe a system as hobbled.
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There's a new tree of life, and humans are just a tiny twig on it

There's a new tree of life, and humans are just a tiny twig on it | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Genetic data from more than 1,000 newly sequenced microorganisms show bacteria make up most of the genetic diversity of life on Earth.
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Nothing new here: we've had something very similar for two decades in our Intro Bio courses.  But it is noteworthy that most of the public seem to have been schooled by textbooks written before, oh I don't know...1990?  The fact that the public and reporters see this as something new and worthy of highlighting in news stories tells us that our basic biological education is woefully out of date.  Nothing new there, I suppose...

...Man!  I think I sound like a grumpy old professor.
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How El Niño Impacts Marine Plant Life

El Niño years can have a big impact on the littlest plants in the ocean, and NASA scientists are studying the relationship between the two. Ocean colo
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