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Caribbean Set to Ride the 'Blue Economy' Wave

of these resources," Roger McLeod, CDB economist and report co-author, told the conference.Private investors would be willing to put money into well-structured deals, but the region needs to create a unified policy to drive the sector and make it easier for people to invest, said speakers.The Nature Conservancy, a U.S.-based group, proposed that Caribbean nations negotiate debt-for-nature deals, as it has done with the Seychelles.The East African island nation designated a third of its marine area as "protected" in return for The Nature Conservancy agreeing to buy up nearly $22 million of

The 2016 coral reef grants and cooperative agreements issued by the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program include work to monitor the condition of reefs, promote reef resilience in the face of a changing climate, and enhance sustainable fisheries. (Credit: NOAA)

NOAA Awards $9.3 Mln for Coral Reef Conservation

U.S. Caribbean to aid management strategies in the face of a changing climate, and the development of strategies to support marine protected area management and sustainable fisheries.   The awards also build upon long-term partnerships with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and The Nature Conservancy to fund priority coral conservation projects.   Nearly half of the funds awarded this year directly support coral reef conservation projects led by state and territorial resource management agencies. Other conservation projects are led by non-governmental organizations, community groups

Damanaki to Lead Nature Conservancy's Global Oceans Program

Maria Damanaki, former European Union Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, will join the Nature Conservancy (TNC) as Global Managing Director for Oceans.   With over 30 years of public service in Europe, Damanaki most recently served as EU Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. Under her leadership, the Commission was able to bring fish populations back to healthier levels – from as few as five sustainable stocks in 2010 to up to 27 today – which could lead to 30 percent more jobs and EUR 1.8 billion in additional revenue by 2020.  She also introduced and

Eastern Caribbean Sea: Photo The Nature Conservancy

Caribbean Enviro-Fund: GEF Contributes US$7.2-million

The Nature Conservancy says that the Global Environment Facility (GEF), through the World Bank, has contributed US$7.2-million to the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF) to promote the conservation, protection, management and expansion of national protected area systems and other areas of biodiversity significance across the Eastern Caribbean region. The marine and coastal resources of the Caribbean – its coral reefs, beaches, fisheries and mangroves – serve as an essential economic engine. However, unsustainable coastal development, climate change and overfishing, as well as land-based

Photo: Global Diving & Salvage

Saving Coral Reefs One Shipwreck at a Time

mi., Palmyra Atoll forms the most northern vegetated island in the Northern Line Islands, lying some 1,000 miles south of Honolulu.  The atoll has a long storied past and is now a national monument and wildlife refuge, cooperatively managed by the US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) and The Nature Conservancy. Palmyra Atoll encompasses some of the last remaining near-pristine reef environments, boasting an intact marine predator-dominated marine ecosystem where species’ richness and diversity abound, with more than 176 species of hard coral and 418 species of reef fish.  Through monitoring

Photo: Global Diving & Salvage

Saving Coral Reefs – One Shipwreck at a Time

Palmyra Atoll forms the most northern vegetated island in the Northern Line Islands, lying some 1,000 miles south of Honolulu.  The atoll has a long storied past and is now a national monument and wildlife refuge, cooperatively managed by the US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) and The Nature Conservancy. Palmyra Atoll encompasses some of the last remaining near- pristine reef environment on earth, boasting an intact marine predator-dominated marine ecosystem where species’  richness and  diversity abound, with  over 176 species of hard coral and 418 species of reef

Lori Davey

Fairweather LLC Names Davey GM

founded in 1974 that provides highly-targeted information searches for key Alaskan industries. The company was sold to the Tatitlek Corporation in 2011. Davey graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 1992 and earned an MBA in 1998. She currently serves as a trustee on the boards of the Nature Conservancy in Alaska and the Anchorage Rotary Club. Davey was selected as one of the “Top 40 under 40” by the Alaska Journal of Commerce and Anchorage Chamber of Commerce in 2010.  

Photo: Northeast Ocean Data

Enhancements to Northeast Ocean Data's Interactive Maps

The Northeast Ocean Data Working Group, comprised of several working group members: RPS ASA, NROC, SeaPlan, The Nature Conservancy, NOAA Coastal Services Center, Waterview Consulting and NERACOOS, announced an upgrade of the interactive maps and a redesigned home page at northeastoceandata.org. The maps focus on six themes: maritime commerce, recreation, aquaculture, fish and shellfish, marine mammals and sea turtles and other marine life. The enhanced maps make it even simpler to see data on the ocean environment and human uses of the ocean in the northeastern United States, the group said.

Point 97 Debuts New Technologies and Mobile Solutions

into the hands of the people who historically haven’t had access to that collected information, like fishermen, or tribes. “The Point 97 team brings creativity and passion to push the frontier for ocean planning and management decision support tools,” said Jay Odell of the Nature Conservancy. “In partnership with us and others, Point 97 is creating state of the art ocean data visualization and analysis tools that are powerful, easy to drive, and well-tuned to serve local needs. Together we are helping ocean managers connect people, places and data, to identify balanced solutions

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