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— December 2022 —

School of Tuna - by Danilo Cedrone

NSGLC's monthly e-newsletter with publication and research highlights,

as well as news alerts on other major activities.


The NSGLC is pleased to offer the November 2022 issue of Ocean and Coastal Case Alert. Among other issues, this month’s cases cover PFAS pollution, the Clean Water Act, and liability for an accident on a snorkel tour boat.

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The NSGLC is excited to announce the release of “Nimbleness of Federal Fisheries Management Decision-making Processes to Support Climate Ready Fisheries: A Legal Analysis.” This research was supported by a grant from The Nature Conservancy.

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The NSGLC assisted the University of Minnesota VHS Risk Assessment Team in identifying existing regulations regarding viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS) in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. The research will assist the team in developing science-based assessments of the risk of moving susceptible fish species from apparently uninfected facilities to natural waters or other premises during VHS outbreaks in the Great Lakes region.

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The NSGLC will be releasing a call for proposals for research projects examining the effectiveness of coastal adaptation and resilience laws and policies. The competition will be open to Sea Grant Programs, colleges, universities, and nonprofit, non-academic institutions directly associated with research activities (e.g. public policy organizations).

The NSGLC is excited to announce the first Sea Grant Blue Carbon Symposium to be held at the Georgia Center and University of Georgia School of Law in Athens, GA on May 17-18, 2022. The NSGLC is providing financial support to the symposium and a special issue of the Sea Grant Law and Policy Journal will be published in connection with the conference. The organizers are soliciting proposals for journal contributions here:

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NSGLC Presents!

On November 17, Stephanie Otts and Samantha Hamilton presented the NSGLC’s research findings from the “Nimbleness of Federal Fisheries Management Decision-making Processes to Support Climate Ready Fisheries: A Legal Analysis” to the East Coast Climate Change Scenario Planning Initiative Core Planning Team. The NSGLC is planning to share these results more widely during the 2023 webinar series.

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