Current episodes of Blue Fish Radio. http://www.bluefishcanada.ca/ Title: E88 Aquarium of the Bay and the Bay Institute: Description: Listen as Brian Baird, Director of Ocean and Coastal Programs at San Francisco’s Bay Institute, discusses the evolution of California’s ocean conservation policy including Governor Schwarzenegger’s initiative to form an action plan on the ocean, it’s connection to the marine sanctuary initiative later enacted by President George Bush, and ultimately, led to marine protection areas. Protection Areas that now include 16.5% of California’s 1,100 miles of coastline reaching out three miles. With 9% of California’s coastal waters being completely off limits to all forms of fishing is intended to ensure non-migratory fish species are able to regain and maintain healthy populations. Brian explains how public pressure, science and economics supported the legislation that formed these MPA’s, but the goal is to ensure we all have access to fish to catch and observe now and in the future.
Title: E89 Aquarium of the Bay and Sustainability Description: Keeping a world-class public aquarium facility sustainable involves numerous aspects beyond making sure the over 20,000 animals inside the aquarium are receiving sustainably harvested food that totals 100,000 pounds yearly. Water handling, power consumption, and waste management are all part of the sustainable approach to running aquariums. But, this aquarium thinks outside the tank too, and is playing a leadership role to ensure all of San Francisco consumes fish sustainably by following the Seafood Watch Program.
Title: E90 Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Ken Peterson on Conservation: Description: the Monterey Bay Aquarium plays a leading role in rebuilding Sea Otter populations from their low of 50 to the current 3,000 animals that make California’s coast their home. So much more takes place at the aquarium that goes well beyond the glass walls of their amazingly huge tanks, such as tagging and tracking Great White sharks. , championing legislation to block the trade in shark fins, or conducting research on the health of Blue Fin Tuna populations.
Title: E91 Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Initiative Description: Purchasing only those wild fish stocks harvested sustainably was first trumpetted to consumers as an empowerment by the Monterey Bay Aquarium through their Seafood Watch Program. Now replicated throughout the world, Seafood Watch has done more to promote sustainable fishing than any other single initiative in the world. But, it didn’t happen over night, and there was resistance.
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