Thursday, December 16, 2010

More Marine Reserves in US Pacific Northwest

Good news. More marine reserves, these are in Oregon. Keep them coming please.

According to Sightline Daily, this is modest but good news for the Oregon coast. It's modest because the proposal is far short of what Governor Kulongoski originally called for. But it's good news all the same because reserves will protect the region's wildlife and natural heritage. They can also, at least in some cases, actually boost the fish stocks for commercial and recreational harvests by providing fish with sanctuaries that boost their numbers. And it's about time that Oregon's marine ecosystem begins to see some of the level of protection that is enjoyed by all of its West Coast neighbors.

Read the full story here.

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