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Get Into Your Sanctuary!


Kayaking! Diving! Surfing! Wildlife watching! June is the month to explore your national marine sanctuary. Make a splash in the four off California: Greater Farallones, Cordell Bank, Monterey Bay and Channel Islands national marine sanctuaries. Bill Douros, West Coast Regional

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Posted in Fishing, Marine Animals, National Marine Sanctuaries, Ocean Photography, Surfing

Whale Rescue!

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How do you help a whale entangled in marine debris? It’s not a job for amateurs, and those who respond are highly-trained to handle a dangerous, tricky operation. We talk with Justin Viezbicke, NOAA Fisheries California Stranding Network coordinator, who

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Posted in Fishing, Marine Animals, Marine Debris

Reducing the Threat of Ship Strikes to Whales


Ships and whales–we need both! We talk with Michael Carver, Deputy Superintendent of Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, to learn about West Coast ship strikes to whales and what national marine sanctuaries are doing to help solve this problem. Find

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Posted in Boating, Fishing, Marine Animals, Marine Life Decline, National Marine Sanctuaries

SHARKS! With Jean-Michel Cousteau


It’s Shark Week and we want you to know that sharks play an important part in the ocean’s overall health. Sharks are thrilling and mysterious, yet are threatened by human actions and need to be protected, rather than feared. Join

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Posted in Fishing, Marine Animals, Marine Life Decline

Should We Fear Red Tides?


Why did your grandfather tell you to only eat shellfish during months that contained an “r”? This advice that we now know to be myth, comes from the fear of contaminated shellfish from harmful algal blooms (HABs). We talk with

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Posted in Environmental Education, Fishing, Ocean Health, Water Pollution

Red Fish, Blue Fish – California’s Sustainable Seafood


When was the last time you ate seafood? Do you know where the seafood came from, how it was caught, and whether it was from a sustainable fishery? Purchasing sustainable seafood helps to support our local coastal communities while also

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Posted in Fishing, Ways to Help the Ocean

New California Law Protects Sharks Against Brutal Finning


Shark finning is a practice of cutting the fins off of living sharks and dumping them back in the ocean to die. The fins are then dried and consumed in costly shark fin soup. California’s historic Shark Protection Act, banning

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Posted in Fishing, Marine Animals, Ways to Help the Ocean

San Francisco Seafood Market

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Larry Collins, President of the Crab Boat Owners Association, talks about the creation of a sustainable wholesale and retail seafood market along San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf. Ecotrust, the San Francisco Crab Boat Owners Association and the San Francisco Community Fishing

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California’s Most Dangerous Catch


Larry Collins, President of the Crab Boat Owners Association, talks about this year’s crab season and of the challenges crab fishermen are facing. (Photo courtesy of Valerie Termini) For more information, visit: Crab Boat Owners Association Larry Collins Bio and

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Who is Watching the Ocean? Observing the Ocean Along California's Coast


Thank You Ocean is pleased to present a guest podcast for a special Thank You Ocean Report. Up and down the coast of California, abalone farmers, bar pilots and environmentalists — among others — are staking their profits, well being,

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Posted in Fishing, Ocean Facts, Ocean Health

Sport Fishing and Ocean Stewardship


Recreational charter boat captains have an important role to play in ocean stewardship according to Jay Yokomizo, captain of New Huck Finn of Emeryville, California. (Photo courtesy of Travis Tanaka, California Department of Fish and Game) For more information, please

Posted in Fishing, Ocean For Life

Sustainable Seafood: Sushi


Today’s guest, Casson Trenor, author of “Sustainable Sushi: A Guide to Saving the Oceans One Bite at a Time,” specializes in sushi and he is dedicated to transforming the American sushi complex into a sustainable industry. (Photo courtesy of Casson

Posted in Fishing, Ocean For Life, Ways to Help the Ocean