Tuesday 24 April 2012
Peter Young: Protecting Happy Feet's home (opinion)New Zealand Herald | 24 Apr 2012
I took an interest in the Antarctic toothfish Fishery six years ago after going down to the Ross Sea to film wildlife in the summer of 2007. The issue is a fascinating mix of science, conservation, international politics and business.
Fish larvae find the reef by orienting: The earlier the betterEurekAlert | 24 Apr 2012
For the first time, a numerical study conducted by the University of Miami incorporates horizontal larval fish navigation skills into realistic 3D flow fields, creating a powerful tool that spells out how larvae use environmental cues to find their way back to the reef after being out on the open ocean. This model can be used for a wide variety of marine species.
Scottish Pelagic Industry achieves sustainability awardfishupdate.com | 24 Apr 2012
The Scottish Pelagic Sustainability Group's (SPSG) West of Scotland herring fishery will be certified as sustainable and well-managed under the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) flagship standard at a ceremony in Brussels tomorrow (25 April), underlining the Scottish pelagic sector?s commitment to sustainable harvesting and environmental responsibility.
Ice satellite is 'powerful tool'BBC | 24 Apr 2012
Europe's Cryosat spacecraft is now watching the ebb and flow of Arctic sea ice with high precision, report scientists.
Fishermen unhappy at marine zoneBBC | 24 Apr 2012
Consultation is under way on plans to protect key marine habitats around Wales, but the proposals have brought criticism from some fishermen.
Preparing for Offshore Drilling in Cuba and the BahamasNOAA's National Ocean Service | 24 Apr 2012
As offshore oil drilling activity grows in the Florida Straits and off of the Bahamas, a new study from NOAA in support of the U.S. Coast Guard examines potential threats from future spills. The study focuses on modeling the surface movement of oil in water to determine the likelihood of oil reaching U.S. shores given a spill in this region of the ocean.
Harper Government Commits to the Responsible Protection and Conservation of Canada's FisheriesFisheries and Oceans Canada | 24 Apr 2012
Ottawa, Ontario - The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, announced that the Harper government will introduce changes to protect the productivity of recreational, commercial and Aboriginal fisheries. This means focusing protection rules on real and significant threats to these fisheries and the habitat that supports them while setting clear standards and guidelines for routine projects.
Scientists monitor islands in the MedGuardian Unlimited | 24 Apr 2012
Some 30 islands, out of the 15,000 or so in the Mediterranean, have been selected to monitor changes affecting this huge area, one of 34 global biodiversity hotspots. France's Coastal Conservation agency (CdL) is behind the project, which involves scientists and conservationists on both sides of the Mediterranean.
Global ocean drifter deployed off of MauiNOAA | 24 Apr 2012
Earth Day continues on Maui as area students and teachers from Baldwin High School and Kihei Charter School deployed a NOAA ocean drifter today from a Trilogy Excursions vessel that departed from Lahaina Harbor.
Blue crab population boomingWorld Fishing | 24 Apr 2012
Data from the 2011-12 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey show that the Chesapeake Bay's blue crab population is booming, fueled by a large increase in juvenile crab abundance.
Chile plans to expand marine reservesWorld Fishing | 24 Apr 2012
The Chilean Government has announced its intention to expand the Salas y Gómez marine reserve and to create a smaller reserve in Hanga Roa Bay, the harbor right off the main town and capital of historic Easter Island.
Scottish National Party welcomes strong message on mackerelWorld Fishing | 24 Apr 2012
SNP President Ian Hudghton MEP has welcomed a unanimous vote today (Tuesday) in the European Parliament's Fisheries Committee backing possible EU sanctions against countries embarking on non-sustainable fishing.
Faeroes saithe fishery enters assessmentWorld Fishing | 24 Apr 2012
The Faroe Island saithe fishery has been entered for full assessment for MSC certification by client group JFK/Kosin and Faroe Origin.