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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
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.
MID-ATLANTIC STATES RELEASE COURSE OF ACTION, CONVENE EXPERTS ON DEEP SEA CANYON SCIENCE
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
September 27, 2014