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ELI Joins the Blue Halo Initiative as it Expands to Curacao and Montserrat
It’s been an exciting couple of weeks for ELI Ocean Program in the Caribbean. Last week on Curacao, the Ministry of Health and Environment on behalf of Curacao and the Waitt Institute signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreeing to work together on Blue Halo Curacao. There is equal cause for celebration in Montserrat where […]
Fisheries Observers: an Important Enforcement Tool
By: Read Porter October 30, 2014 Fisheries observers serve important roles in fisheries management. From a scientific perspective, they provide independent verification of the amounts and types of fish caught, providing key data for stock assessment. In some fisheries, observers also have an important enforcement function: they report to law enforcement when they witness violations […]
Halting the Lionfish Invasion through Smart Law and Policy
August 6, 2014 By Read Porter, Senior Attorney and Director of the Invasive Species Program It is an invasive species that is one of the most pressing threats to ocean ecosystems in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. And my wife was wearing one on her ear. My wife had just bought these beautiful earrings, made […]