November 6, 2015 at the New England Aquarium
Tickets are: $55 online and $75 at the door.
**Special $5 discount if you buy at one of our meetings or events** Visit the event website
This year's Tropical Fish Rescue will be held September 26th 2015!
Saturday September 26th, 2015
Every year tropical fish come up the gulf stream as eggs on broken seaweeds, hatch, and make their way into the warm eddies and nooks and crannies of the southern New England coast.
Right before the weather starts to get colder, we have a BBQ and get together in Rhode Island to try and see some of these visitors. Some divers even collect fish for their personal aquariums.
This is a great family event, especially for the kids!
We will be seining; which is pulling a fish net through shallow water, up onto the beach, and discover all sorts of marine life, letting the children help gather the fish and marine life collected in the net. There will be a large touch tank set up, for all to enjoy, with lobsters, crabs, starfish, baby tropical fish, etc. As we gather out catch, let our experts teach you about the tropical fish you can observe in our on-site holding aquariums. There will be organized regular scuba diving as well as designated tropical collecting areas.
or register here so we can get a head count.
Aquarium Lecture Series:
On Thursday, September 17, 2015, spend the evening with the founding team of Bureo, an innovative company finding solutions to ocean plastic pollution. Learn how the team faced a dynamic range of plastic pollution in the ocean, and set out to find solutions. Becoming aware of the complications and lack of infrastructure for the disposal of derelict fishing nets, the team proposed a solution: recycling fishing nets into skateboard decks.
Active members in the growing community of ocean activists, the team will share insight into the latest research on ocean pollution and walk through a few everyday solutions to support the push for cleaner oceans. An interactive presentation, visuals and a short documentary film will be followed by a Q&A session.
Cashes Ledge Update
The Obama Administration is currently considering a proposal to permanently protect key areas of New England’s ocean as the first Marine National Monuments in the Atlantic, including three deep sea canyons and four sea mountains at the southern edge of Georges Bank. The Conservation Law Foundation is continuing to urge the administration to include the area between Cashes Ledge and Fippinies Ledge (a roughly 500-square-mile area 80 miles off the coast of Maine) in its monument designation.
Unlike other types of protected areas, a national monument designation provides protection against all types of harmful commercial extraction, such as commercial fishing, oil and gas drilling, sand and gravel mining, and other harmful commercial activity.
On September 15th, more than 400 people attended a meeting at the Marriott in downtown Providence to discuss the possibility of a Marine National Monument in New England. Facilitated by NOAA, the meeting drew people from every corner of New England who are invested in gaining permanent protection for the Cashes Ledge Area and the New England Canyons and Seamounts.
Over the course of three hours, they heard from aquaria, fishermen, conservationists, scientists, faith leaders, business leaders, and concerned citizens. The majority of speakers, including many representing fishing interests, acknowledged the fragility and importance of the places being discussed.
Marine Monument protection for the Cashes Ledge Closed Area and the New England Canyons and Seamounts is within reach. Fortunately, NOAA has kept open the timeframe for public comments. Sign the petition here to let the Administration know why you support saving these ocean treasures for generations to come.
For the latest updates from the Conservation Law Foundation, visit their webpage on Cashes Ledge
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