Fishery

Rockfish are bouncing back from years of overfishing -12/20/2018

By Cassandra Profita Booming populations of yelloweye and bocaccio rockfish, cow cod and ocean perch could bring in $60 million and support hundreds of jobs in California, Oregon and Washington. Federal fishery managers are increasing the catch limits for several West Coast species that were overfished and severely restricted for years. Surveys show depleted populations of yelloweye and bocaccio rockfish, cow cod …

offshore oil rig

Hundreds protest Trump’s offshore drilling plan in Oregon-2/12/18

Oregon’s coastal legislators are demanding the Trump administration reverse its decision to open the entire West Coast to offshore oil drilling. “You can be very, very sure that I’m concerned about this,” Rep. David Gomberg, D-Otis, said Tuesday at a news conference and rally organized by opponents. “It puts our coastal communities, our beaches, our surf-breaks, and our marine ecosystems …

American states with coastal borders

Nearly every governor with ocean coastline opposes Trump’s drilling proposal-1/12/18

  (CNN)The Trump administration’s proposal to open vast portions of US coastline to oil drilling was met with ferocious opposition from a number of the coastal governors it would affect. At least one governor, Florida’s Rick Scott, a Republican, asked for and received a waiver from the administration. That move by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke drew accusations of favoritism, which …