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Aug. 22, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

Underwater Camera Films Fish Habitat Off Oregon's Coast

This week, the environmental group Oceana is collecting images from a high-definition video camera in the ocean off the Oregon Coast. As I reported for EarthFix, it's a research expedition with a cause: The group wants to use the footage to make its case closing more seafloor habitat to bottom trawl fishing.

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Filed under: Environment, Pacific Ocean, Oceana, Fisheries


March 16, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Is The Northwest Sardine Fishery Collapsing?

Two fishery scientists have predicted a collapse in the West Coast sardine population based on several factors that parallel the fishery's dramatic collapse in the mid-1900s. Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Forage fish, Oceana, Pacific Fishery Management Council, Pew Environment Group, Sardines


Dec. 14, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

In court: The ripple effects of catching little fish

What’s the ecological ripple effect of catching little fish in the ocean? Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Pacific Ocean, Forage fish, Oceana, Pacific Fishery Management Council, Sardines


Feb. 04, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Overdue: Habitat protection for leatherbacks

Three environmental groups say they're tired of waiting for the federal government to protect habitat for leatherback sea turtles – the endangered dinosaurs of the sea. The feds have proposed protecting ocean habitat that includes a swath of the ocean off the Pacific Northwest coast from Oregon's central coast to the northern tip of Washington. Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Leatherback sea turtles, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Oceana



About Ecotrope

In the Pacific Northwest, the environment is personal - it's where we live, work and play. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ecotrope will bring you news and insight on the region’s environmental issues. Site curator Cassandra Profita is an award-winning reporter with degrees in journalism and environmental studies.

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