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A GOOD CATCH
Nature Conservancy Magazine
December / January 2015
By Ben Goldfarb

The more we demand from our oceans, the more imperative it becomes that we fill the gaps in our knowledge. That’s why, in 2009, five coastal states—New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia—formed the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO), a planning group that supports decision-making about what goes where. Central to that effort is MARCO’s Data Portal, an online compendium of information about everything from ship traffic to whale sightings to artificial reef locations.

 

MARCO APPLAUDS FISHERY COUNCIL MOVE TO PROTECT DEEP SEA CORALS
Phys.Org
June 19, 2015

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) applauds the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) on their recent approval of an amendment to protect deep sea corals from the impacts of fishing gear in the Mid-Atlantic.

 

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MID-ATLANTIC STATES RELEASE COURSE OF ACTION, CONVENE EXPERTS ON DEEP SEA CANYON SCIENCE
Phys.Org
October 7, 2014

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) has recently adopted a Course of Action to consider and develop recommendations to strengthen federal protection of submarine canyon habitats. MARCO’s recommendations to federal agencies will be based on synthesis of existing data.

 

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION RELEASES RECREATION STUDY
DelawareOnline
September 27, 2014

The Surfrider Foundation, a nonprofit environmental organization with chapters in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia, released its mid-Atlantic Coastal and Ocean Recreation Study on Sept. 5.  Surfrider partnered with The Nature Conservancy, Monmouth University’s Urban Coast Institute and MARCO, and the data is available on the Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal.