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Photos bolster gill net ban effort

They are hard photos to look at, but the reality is even harsher. The use of gill nets in Puerto Rico are proving destructive. Thanks to the backing of the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, the efforts of a number of organizations there, including Pesca, Playa y Ambiente, the voices supporting a gill net ban are growing…

Oldest city breaks new ground

Oldest city breaks new ground

Kudos to St. Augustine, Fla. America’s oldest city celebrates its 450th birthday next year. And, with the support of the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, the city has formally stated that an objective of its landmark anniversary festivities is also to raise awareness for conservation of the natural environment. On Sept. 8, the city approved a proclamation…

Guy leads stingray research in Caymans

Guy leads stingray research in Caymans

We are well into our fourth Southern Stingray survey of 2014 down in Grand Cayman. The stingrays here are critical to the ecology of the area, and the economies of both the Caymans and the U.S. cruise industry, owing to the popularity of excursions to “Stingray City.” So the Guy Harvey Research Institute and Guy Harvey Ocean…

Students join stingray study in Grand Cayman

Students join stingray study in Grand Cayman

Another great day out in the field with the Southern Stingrays at the Sandbar in Grand Cayman. Out with us today were nine students and their teachers from St. Ignatius Catholic School. This the first year the school has offered marine biology to students doing their “A levels” and as you can imagine they were…

Eat more lionfish!

Eat more lionfish!

The Vox website had a pretty comprehensive article on lionfish on Monday. We are happy to see more and more organizations talking up lionfish and, particularly, emphasizing human consumption of this destructive, invasive marine species. Just last week, we sponsored a lionfish tasting event in Grand Cayman. Roughly 300 people came out for a taste —…

California law takes aim at seafood fraud

California law takes aim at seafood fraud

The California state senate recently passed legislation requiring accurate listing of fish and shellfish by their common names in an effort to battle seafood fraud. The estimates vary, but they all point to a worrisome and troubling reality: Significant numbers of consumers are ordering a specific seafood dish only to be served something else. In addition to unknowingly paying…

Tortuga Music Festival checks fund marine science, conservation

Tortuga Music Festival checks fund marine science, conservation

More than a dozen organizations that participated in the Guy Harvey Conservation Village at the Rock the Ocean Tortuga Music Festival have received donations from April’s two-day-music festival on Fort Lauderdale Beach. Overall, the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and Rock the Ocean Foundation issued more than $60,000 in funds to more than a dozen organizations. The…

Calling all red snapper anglers

Calling all red snapper anglers

The red snapper issue is full of controversy, but this much we should all agree on: A 9-day, 2-fish per day season in the Gulf of Mexico for recreational anglers is way too short. Especially given the increased red snapper population across the Gulf coast. The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation is on record — along with…

Airline tragedy yields oceanic discoveries

Airline tragedy yields oceanic discoveries

No one talks much about the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370. It was the hot news topic back in the spring, but it’s faded from headlines after initial searches seemed only to highlight ocean trash. Nonetheless, the search continues — and with it some amazing discoveries about our vast oceans. A CNN.com report…

A step toward cleaner oceans, coastlines

A step toward cleaner oceans, coastlines

California is now the first U.S. state to ban plastic bags. Good for them. It’s estimated the ban could prevent another 13 billion plastic bags from circulating, being tossed in landfills, or ending up in ocean gyres, or so-called “garbage patches.” There are five major gyres, the largest one is in the Pacific. It’d be…

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