Tuesday 15 May 2012
Hawaiian sea turtles may be removed from endangered listIOSEA Marine Turtle MoU | 15 May 2012
The Conservation Council for Hawaii is closely monitoring a petition to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) by the Association Hawaiian Civic Clubs to remove honu (Hawaiian sea turtles) from the threatened species list. The council is concerned, because threats to honu still exist and may actually increase over the next few decades.
India: Taking a strandIOSEA Marine Turtle MoU | 15 May 2012
A quarter century ago two students started an NGO to save the olive ridley turtles. What they achieved, and what they have learned.
India: Time to stop the marine mayhemIOSEA Marine Turtle MoU | 15 May 2012
Last Monday, the carcass of an Olive Ridley turtle was washed ashore on Marve beach in Malad, not very far from where I stay. Experts estimate that more than 100 million marine animals are killed each year due to plastic debris in the ocean. More than 80% of the plastic found in the oceans, comes from land.
5th Marine Biodiversity Working Group, 7-11 May 2012, UN Headquarters, New YorkInternational Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) | 15 May 2012
The fifth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction (the Working Group) convened from Monday, 7 May to Friday, 11 May 2012.
Ireland opposes EU proposal to privatise national fish quotasfishupdate.com | 15 May 2012
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney T.D. at yesterday's, May 14, EU Fisheries Council welcomed the Danish Presidency proposal which allows each Member State to implement its own management arrangement for fish quotas.
Total starts injecting mud to kill North Sea gas leakReuters | 15 May 2012
LONDON (Reuters) - France's Total started pumping heavy mud down its leaking well in the North Sea on Tuesday to try to stop an escape of gas that has lasted nearly eight weeks and could deprive Britain of nearly 6 percent of its supply this summer.
Google's offshore wind cable moves forwardGuardian Unlimited | 15 May 2012
A proposed $5bn transmission line connecting wind farms off the East coast of the US to the mainland is on track to come online by 2017, after the Google-backed project cleared another regulatory hurdle.The Department of the Interior said on Monday there was "no overlapping competitive interest" in the areas earmarked for building the line (see map), which clears the way for an environmental review.
Shark tagging goes internationalWorld Fishing | 15 May 2012
The Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network (SSACN) is collaborating with Sportvisserij Nederland (Royal Dutch Angling Association) and will extend its shark tagging event - Sharkatag - into Dutch waters.
First oyster fishery gets MSC certWorld Fishing | 15 May 2012
Denmark's Limfjord fishery has become the first oyster fishery to be granted with Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification.
IPNLF publishes baitfish studyWorld Fishing | 15 May 2012
Pole-and-line fisheries need 25,000t of baitfish to catch tuna each year, according to a new International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF) report.
WWF: Wake up call neededWorld Fishing | 15 May 2012
WWF has made a statement accusing fisheries ministers of overwhelmingly displaying a lack of ambition to save Europe's fish stocks and fishing sector from collapse.
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