Monday 06 August 2012
Countries facing large quota cuts for overfishingfishupdate.com | 06 Aug 2012
AT least three major European countries are set to receive substantially reduced fishing quotas for the rest of' this year because they have allegedly flouted the fishing rules.
Government proposes changes to EEZ BillNew Zealand Herald | 06 Aug 2012
Anyone breaking marine consent rules in the Exclusive Economic Zone may soon face hefty fines, as the Government moves to better protect New Zealand's marine environment.
Papua New Guinea's seabed to be mined for gold and copperGuardian Unlimited | 06 Aug 2012
A "new frontier" in mining is set to be opened up by the underwater extraction of resources from the seabed off the coast of Papua New Guinea, despite vehement objections from environmentalists and local activists. Canadian firm Nautilus Minerals has been granted a 20-year licence by the PNG government to commence the Solwara 1 project, the world's first commercial deep sea mining operation.
Commission decides on quota deductionsWorld Fishing | 06 Aug 2012
The European Commission has announced deductions from 2012 fishing quotas of the Member States that exceeded their quotas in 2011.
Seafood information lacking in USWorld Fishing | 06 Aug 2012
Oceana has released findings that show that seafood traceability lags in comparison to practices in the beef and produce industries.
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