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EPA Spanish Web Site to inform Spanish-speaking public about health, environmental impacts of Oil Spill
Posted on 25 May 2010 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

WASHINGTON – As part of the ongoing federal response to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, EPA has launched a Spanish language Web site to inform the Spanish-speaking public about the spill’s impact on the environment and the health of... Read More

Class Action Filed in Mississippi by Fishermen Seeking Damages Resulting from Huge Oil Spill
Posted on 4 May 2010 by David Eldreth

BILOXI, Miss. - (Mealey's) Two Mississippi fishermen on May 3 filed a class action lawsuit in Mississippi federal court against companies they claim are responsible for the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico (Charlie C. Nguyen, et al. v. Transocean... Read More

With marine reserves, it may be location, location, location that is key to effectiveness
Posted on 13 May 2010 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have noted that marine reserves can play a key role in helping areas and species to recover from the destruction of over-fishing and abuse of habitat. A new study emphasizes the importance of appropriate placement of marine reserves in order... Read More

The key to the recovery of sturgeon stocks appears to be preservation of older female fish
Posted on 6 Jun 2010 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have noted the various strategies for assuring the recovery of depleted fish stocks, particularly the creation of no-fish zones. A recent study has found that in terms of restoring caviar-producing sturgeon the key is saving grown females... Read More

Creating protected zones helps the recovery of even migratory fish species
Posted on 30 Aug 2010 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

As noted in prior posts, the creation of protected zones in which fishing is prohibited has been shown to be an effective method for assisting the recovery of fish that do not migrate over great areas. For example, protected zones in the region of the... Read More