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Apr. 2, 2014 National Geographic: A Better Way to Protect Our Ocean Ecosystems The application of new science, along with critical reforms of key laws and regulations, is leading to more effective policies to manage America’s ocean fisheries. Opinion
Apr. 2, 2014 The News Guard: Pay Attention to Little Fish For those of us who live on the Oregon Coast or make a living from the sea, the Pacific Ocean seems immense. Everything about it is big. Huge waves crash against coastal headlands, vast distances challenge every search and rescue operation. Opinion
Jan. 9, 2014 Environment Magazine: Conservation and Abundance in Alaska

Alaska likes to think it is different. Larger. Wilder. Full of opportunity. Unlikely to make the same mistakes as elsewhere because, well, it's different.

Dec. 16, 2013 National Journal: Renew Clean Energy Tax Incentives This coming year, Congress should seek to replicate the bipartisan collaboration that resulted in the recent budget agreement by passing extensions of tax incentives that enhance U.S. economic, energy, and environmental security. Opinion
Nov. 26, 2013 The Bottom Line: Protecting Real Estate for Fish Advances in technology make it easier to target fish more quickly, in deeper water, and more precisely than ever before. This puts new pressures on bottom-dwelling fish that congregate and reproduce only at certain ecological hot spots along the edge of the U.S. continental shelf. Opinion
Nov. 6, 2013 Pew Takes Issue With Depiction of New England Catch Limits Pew expert Peter Baker responds to an Oct. 28, 2013 column published in the New Bedford (MA) Standard-Times. Opinion
Oct. 7, 2013 The Bottom Line: Five Myths About Recreational Fishing From the Chesapeake Bay to Florida’s Gulf Coast, recreational fishing is big business for many communities along the Eastern Seaboard. In fact, more than one-third of America’s 11.8 million saltwater anglers live in the region. I count myself among them. Opinion
Oct. 2, 2013 New York Times: Deep-Sea Plunder and Ruin

A historical moment for the life of the oceans is at hand as the Fisheries Committee of the European Parliament wrangles with proposed legislation to phase out the use of deep-sea-bottom trawls and other destructive fishing gear in the Northeast Atlantic. And yet this crucial legislation could well be killed in coming days, not least because some of the committee's 25 members represent districts with powerful interests in deep-sea fishing.

Sep. 26, 2013 Pew Works for Abundant Fish and Healthy Oceans Holly Binns and Chad Hanson respond to a Sept. 12, 2013 column published on Tallahasee.com. Opinion
Sep. 20, 2013 Pew Responds to Column in the Charleston (S.C.) Post and Courier Leda Dunmire responds to a Sept. 8 column published in the Charleston (S.C.) Post and Courier. Opinion
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