Governance (Page 2)
MEPs vote to ban discards in the Skagerrakfishupdate.com | 17 Apr 2013
MEPs have voted to adopt a ban on discarding unwanted fish of 35 species caught in the Skagerrak (between the North Sea and the Baltic). The ban, to take effect gradually between 2014 and 2016, would be enforced with a remote electronic monitoring system.
NMFS anchovy regulations illegalWorld Fishing | 16 Apr 2013
A federal judge has ruled in favour of international advocacy group, Oceana's, claims that the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) illegally adopted new regulations governing the management of the northern subpopulation of northern anchovy.
Illegal fishing threatens South KoreaWorld Fishing | 15 Apr 2013
Illegal fishing scandals and human rights abuses linked to South Korea's fishing industry have earned the country a bad reputation that is jeopardising its fish trade with the US and the EU, says Greenpeace East Asia.
Puerto Rico moves to protect turtlesBBC | 14 Apr 2013
Puerto Rico introduces a new law protecting a swathe of the island's coast that has become a major nesting site for the leatherback turtle.
Maritime Lawyers, Shipowners to Promote Ratification of International Maritime Conventionsworldmaritimenews.com | 10 Apr 2013
The Comité Maritime International (CMI) – the international association for maritime lawyers – has joined forces with the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International Shipping Federation (ISF) – which represent the operators of over 80% of the world merchant fleet – to promote those key international maritime Conventions which they believe are vital for governments to ratify and implement as soon as possible.
Deep seas law 'a sledgehammer'New Zealand Herald | 09 Apr 2013
A new law change to restrict demonstrations in the deep seas has been described as taking a sledgehammer to peaceful protest by a coalition of high-profile lawyers, unionists, environmentalists and a former Prime Minister.
Government 'over-reacting' to protestors - GreensNew Zealand Herald | 01 Apr 2013
There has been a call for the Government to quit cracking down on protestors and turn their attention to the issues protestors are talking about. The Government is proposing to ban protestors from within 500 metres of mining structures and ships in New Zealand's Exclusive Economic Zone.
Seafish analysis of 2013 TACsWorld Fishing | 26 Mar 2013
Seafish has compared the Total Allowable TACs agreed by the EU for 2013 with the scientific recommendations made the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) in a new document, available on the Seafish website.
Kiribati to have joint national action plan for climate change and disaster risk managementSecretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme | 21 Mar 2013
Kiribati is adapting the process for developing a joint national action plan for climate change and disaster risk management (JNAP) by developing a Kiribati Joint Implementation Plan (KJIP) to facilitate the implementation of the recently endorsement Disaster Risk Management Plan and the National Framework for Climate Change and Climate Change Adaptation Framework.
Australia's new marine protected areas: why they won't work (opinion)theconversation.edu.au | 15 Mar 2013
On land and in the sea, were losing sight of what nature conservation is about. Weve become dangerously focused on protected areas, but rarely consider what theyre supposed to achieve. One result is that biodiversity is declining almost everywhere while protected areas expand.
New International Regulations Could Stop Shark Finning (opinion)biodiversity-l.iisd.org | 14 Mar 2013
In the past, sharks have been better known for their deadly attacks on surfers or as the main delicacy in shark fin soup, but what is now making headlines in the science sections of newspapers around the world is that prolonged over-fishing of sharks has led to the lowest shark populations ever seen. A key international meeting in Thailand may finally put a stop to this.