Wednesday 21 March 2012
Marine Protected Areas are keeping turtles safeScienceDaily.com | 21 Mar 2012
Marine Protected Areas are providing sea turtles with an ideal habitat for foraging and may be keeping them safe from the threats of fishing. A new study shows that 35 percent of the world's green turtles are found within MPAs. This is much higher that would be expected as only a small proportion of shallow oceans are designated as MPAs.
Mariculture in the Pacific - New report urges cautious approachSecretariat of the Pacific Community | 21 Mar 2012
A new report on mariculture (marine aquaculture) has urged Pacific nations to think twice before embarking on sea-farming enterprises. It found that many mariculture projects had been undertaken in the past without proper economic studies, particularly of the costs involved and the potential markets for fish products.
Chevron, Transocean charged in Brazilian oil spillReuters | 21 Mar 2012
RIO DE JANEIRO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Brazilian federal prosecutor filed criminal charges on Wednesday against Chevron and drill-rig operator Transocean for a November oil spill, raising the stakes in a legal saga that has added to Chevron's woes in Latin America and could slow Brazil's offshore oil boom.
James Cameron descends to the bottom of the Mariana TrenchTelegraph | 21 Mar 2012
James Cameron, the multi-millionaire Hollywood film director behind Titanic and Avatar, is heading to the bottom of the Mariana Trench in person armed with hi-tech 3D cameras and lights that will capture the moment for cinemagoers.
Norway leads calls for EU ban on discardsGuardian Unlimited | 21 Mar 2012
Giving up the wasteful practice of discarding edible fish at sea is not only possible, but can result in greater profits for fishermen, according to the fisheries minister in Norway, which has banned the practice.
'Act now' to cut ocean damage costsThe Independent UK | 21 Mar 2012
Failing to tackle climate change will damage the world's oceans to the tune of £270 billion a year by mid-century, researchers warned today.
Funding to improve English sustainabilityWorld Fishing | 21 Mar 2012
A total of £7.3m in funding has been made available to help encourage the growth of sustainable fishing communities and develop sustainable solutions for challenges faced by the industry in six English counties.
France and Spain back down on discard banWorld Fishing | 21 Mar 2012
It looks like Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's Fish Fight has worked again, with an expected bid from French and Spanish ministers to block a ban on discards failing to materialise.
HIMI toothfish fishery MSC certifiedWorld Fishing | 21 Mar 2012
The Australian Heard Island and McDonald Islands (HIMI) Patagonian toothfish fishery has gained Marine Stewardship Council certification following a rigorous, independent assessment.
One solution to global overfishing foundWorld Fishing | 21 Mar 2012
A study on more than 40 coral reefs in the Indian and Pacific Oceans indicates that co-management provides a solution to overfishing.
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