Friday 08 June 2012
AGREEMENT FOR 70 PER CENT DISCARDS CUTfishupdate.com | 08 Jun 2012
Scotland's prawn fishermen will significantly cut their level of discarding, following agreement reached for the use of new fishing gear designs. Marine Scotland has worked closely with the fishing industry to develop new trawl and net design solutions, which are highly selective and help avoid catching unwanted species that prawn vessels do not have the quota to land.
Biorock giving new life to coral reefsGuardian Unlimited | 08 Jun 2012
Coral reefs are the rainforests of the world's oceans. Like their terrestrial counterparts, they occur in tropical and sub tropical environments, support a bewildering variety of species and are diminishing at an alarming rate. Marine biologists across the world are desperately trying to protect our remaining reefs from the impacts of global warming and destructive fishing.
EU plans to increase fishing quotaGuardian Unlimited | 08 Jun 2012
Fishermen in Europe could be allowed to take more cod, haddock, herring and other key species from the sea next year, despite fears of widespread overfishing, according to a new communication from the European commission.
Another wind turbine rouses campaigners on Yorkshire's coastal cliffsGuardian Unlimited | 08 Jun 2012
Local people's defeat of a controversial wind turbine proposal at Bempon, close to the famous seabird nesting cliffs on the Yorkshire coast, has been followed by only the briefest of respites.The call to arms has gone out again almost immediately, to fight a similar application close to South Landing and Danes Dyke on that famous county landmark, Flamborough Head.
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