Tuesday 29 May 2012
CryoSat goes to seaScienceDaily.com | 29 May 2012
CryoSat was launched in 2010 to measure sea-ice thickness in the Arctic, but data from the Earth-observing satellite have also been exploited for other studies. High-resolution mapping of the topography of the ocean floor is now being added to the ice mission's repertoire. The main objective of the polar-orbiting CryoSat is to measure the thickness of polar sea ice and monitor changes in the ice sheets that blanket Greenland and Antarctica.
Tuna record Fukushima pollutionBBC World Service | 29 May 2012
Pacific Bluefin tuna caught off the coast of California are found to have radioactive contamination from last year's Fukushima nuclear accident.
EU and US take part in hearing on sustainable fisheries managementfishupdate.com | 29 May 2012
ON 30 May, European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Maria Damanaki, and Dr Jane Lubchenco, US Under-Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, will participate in a European Parliament hearing on EU/US cooperation at the international level to promote sustainable fisheries management in Regional Fisheries Management Organisations and other international fora.
IUCN Releases Meeting Report of the Europe Overseas Roundtable on Biodiversity and Climate Changebiodiversity-l.iisd.org | 29 May 2012
IUCN has released the report of the second Meeting of Europe Overseas Roundtable on Biodiversity and Climate Change, which evaluated progress on biodiversity and climate change in EU Outermost Regions (ORs) and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs). Thematic discussions included the issue of better integration of Europe Overseas in EU Marine Policies focusing on an AAMP/IUCN Project reviewing overseas marine conservation in regional, EU and global context.
Gulf of Mexico red snapper catch limit to increaseNOAA | 29 May 2012
Following an updated population assessment that shows overfishing of Gulf of Mexico red snapper has ended and the population is rebounding, NOAA is increasing the 2012 commercial and recreational fishing catch limits for the species.
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