Tag Archives: Clean Ocean Action (COA)

Watchdog groups fear seismic testing ‘assault’

MIDDLETOWN — Dozens of area advocacy groups and officials are seeking to delay a seismic testing program they say could have drastic impacts along the Jersey Shore. “Every day, 24/7, for 30 days in a very concentrated area off the Jersey Shore. … It’s pretty clear there is going to be harm.” gmnews.com  Read more here  11:38

Activists: Liberty Natural Gas LNG port will lead to fracking

untitledjimJim Lovegren, representing a number of commercial fishing operations from Point Pleasant to Middletown, said his industry contributes nearly $1 billion a year to the New Jersey economy, and the proposed site of Port Ambrose threatens some established fishing grounds. “Let’s talk about my job,” he said, “I’ve been doing it for 40 years. My father and his father and his father — my family goes back 80 years as fishermen off of this coast. These are jobs that matter.” “I have fished where the new proposal is,” he added. “You’re in our fishing grounds.” [email protected]

Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council Public Listening Session: Clean Ocean Zone Initiative

October 2, 2012 — The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council Meeting will be held Tuesday, October 16 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm,

 and will be held at the Ocean Place, One Ocean Boulevard, Long Branch, NJ 07740.

 Based on the input received during the Council’s Visioning Project, ocean pollution is one of the most widely shared concerns among all stakeholder groups.
At this month’s Council meeting, the nonprofit organization Clean Ocean Action (COA) will give an overview of their long-term efforts to stop pollution and
their current campaign to permanently protect the waters of the New Jersey/New York Bight. After the presentation,
COA and Council leadership will be available to answer questions from the public. You can attend in person or via the internet.  For online webinar access register here.