Aug 30, 2016

USA and beyond: Top Ten Yard Actions for Clean Water

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Date: Aug 27, 2016 1:12 PM
Subject: Top Ten Yard Actions for Clean Water

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People stopped by our table to tell us what they thought were the best yard actions to take to lessen dirty water run-off.  Number ten was to provide containers with sand for cigarette butts.  Edging out this was number nine: Use a brush to sweep driveways, not a hose. 

Acadian Redfish, Haddock, and Pollock fisheries of the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank have been certified as being operated and managed in a sustainable manner by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), the world's most credible and recognized standard for environmentally sustainable wild-caught seafood. 

No nation's fishery in the world is better managed than America's.  Of the 232 commercially valuable fish populations in American waters we still have 28 fish populations in need of better management. More funding by government will accomplish this.  Currently the government funds research for cod in the Gulf of Maine but not for cod on Georges Banks and south of Cape Cod. So close, we can do this. 

Why is Rob kissing a cod in Newfoundland? Tune in to Moir's Environmental Dialogues. 

Calling in from the very northern tip of Newfoundland, Rob spoke this week with Rebecca Brushett about ecosystem-based management where the cod is returning and living is easy. Rebecca is a former teacher, currently a master's degree candidate in environmental policy. Her research has focused on the development of a "toolbox" that can assist with ocean planning decisions, accessible to anyone in the community. This ocean management tool will allow individuals to look at the trade-offs between human use of the ocean, protection of ecosystems, and services that our oceans provide, such as fishing.

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From top to bottom the fish are mackerel, blue-back herring, cod, haddock, salmon, wolfish, Acadian redfish (ocean perch) and monkfish.  On the other foot you'll have osprey, black-crowned night heron, great blue heron, common dolphin, humpback whale, blue crab, and redfish with a stalked sea anemone - denizens of muddy sea floors.

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