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Archive: October 2018 Blog Posts

  • Court Dismisses Challenge to Marine National Monument Designation
  • October 25th, 2018 — by Terra Bowling — Category: Marine Monuments

  • In 2016, President Obama designated the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument under the Antiquities Act. The monument, which encompasses 4,913 square miles off the coast of New England, marked the first marine national monument in the Atlantic Ocean. Recently, in Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Association v. Ross, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia rejected a challenge to the designation. (2018 WL 4853901 (D.D.C. Oct. 5, 2018)).

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  • Mississippi v. Tennessee Case Update
  • October 19th, 2018 — by Catherine Janasie — Category: Groundwater

  • Although the U.S. Supreme Court has developed a common law framework for resolving disputes over interstate water resources, the Court has never resolved a dispute over groundwater resources. Mississippi v. Tennessee, a case over the use of groundwater by the City of Memphis near the MS-TN border, is the first case of its kind.

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  • Federal Court Vacates Gulf of Mexico Aquaculture Regulations
  • October 10th, 2018 — by Amanda Nichols — Category: Aquaculture

  • On September 25, a coalition of fishing and public interest groups, represented by the Center for Food Safety (CFS), won a lawsuit challenging National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) rules that would have permitted finfish aquaculture operations in the Gulf of Mexico.

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  • Standards for Farmed Fish Welfare: A Domestic and International View
  • October 5th, 2018 — by Amanda Nichols — Category: Aquaculture

  • Animal welfare has become a hot button issue in the aquaculture industry over recent years. There is great debate both in the United States and internationally over what degree of welfare protection, if any, farmed fish should be entitled to during their lives and at slaughter.

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