Tuesday 17 April 2012
Fishing coalition highlights wide UK differences on protection zonesfishupdate.com | 17 Apr 2012
THE UK Fishing Coalition set up to keep a close watch on the spread of marine protection areas (MPAs) around the coast has expressed its concern at the wide differences between Defra and the devolved areas in the way they are being administered.
Greenpeace protests Arctic drilling in Russia, 23 detainedReuters | 17 Apr 2012
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian police detained two dozen Greenpeace activists on Tuesday for protesting against Arctic drilling after Russia's largest oil producer signed a landmark deal with Exxon Mobil Corp to jointly prospect for oil in the far north.
Floating laboratory follows plankton around the world in 938 daysGuardian Unlimited | 17 Apr 2012
Last month a strange yacht with an aluminium hull returned to a warm welcome in the port of Lorient, after a two-and-a-half-year absence. During that time the Tara, a floating laboratory, had sailed round the world, covering some 115,000km as it crisscrossed the oceans tracking invisible marine micro-organisms.
Muddy history books borrowed from the ocean floor libraryGuardian Unlimited | 17 Apr 2012
Dig down through the seabed sediment and you are looking back in time to what the planet was like thousands of years ago. 53 46.74 S, 38 06.67 W. This has been the week of mud. It's amazing what geologists can dig up from the ocean floor, given a winch and a glorified drainpipe.
Local students deploy global ocean drifter off of MassachusettsNOAA | 17 Apr 2012
Getting an early jump on Earth Day, students from several Boston-area schools helped ready and deploy a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ocean drifter today, contributing to a global array that yields vital environmental data.
DTU Aqua to host AQUABEST meetingWorld Fishing | 17 Apr 2012
DTU Aqua in Hirtshals is hosting an international AQUABEST meeting on sustainable fish farming in the Baltic Sea region.
MSC launches mobile appWorld Fishing | 17 Apr 2012
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has launched its first mobile app to help shoppers search for certified sustainable seafood on the go.
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