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Ocean disappointed with latest quotasWorld Fishing | 03 Dec 2012
International conservation organisation, Oceana, has expressed its disappointment with the European Council's 2013 and 2014 TACs and quotas for deep sea species.
SOPAC talks about Deep Sea Minerals and Water Resource Managementsopac.org | 13 Nov 2012
At the 2009 Pacific Island Forum meeting, Leaders agreed a number of key priority areas for progressing the Pacific Plan including: the development of a regional framework for deep sea minerals that shall be used by Pacific ACP States to formulate national legal instruments for the governance and administration of marine mineral resources.
Consultation begins on deep sea salmon farmfishupdate.com | 15 Oct 2012
The public consultation period officially begins today (Monday 15th October 2012) in the licence application process for a deep sea fish farm in outer Galway Bay.
National Oceanographic Partnership Program Honors 2011 Excellence in Partnering Award RecipientsNational Oceanographic Partnership Program | 15 Oct 2012
Today, the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) presented the research team of the NOPP-funded project Exploration and Research of Northern Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Natural and Artificial Hard Bottom Habitats with Emphasis on Coral Communities: Reefs, Rigs, and Wrecks (also known as Lophelia II) with the 2011 Excellence in Partnering Award at a breakfast held at the MTS/IEEE Oceans 12 Conference in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Oceana: Commission ignored adviceWorld Fishing | 09 Oct 2012
Oceana believes that the European Commission's proposal on deep sea fishing opportunities for 2013 and 2014 is insufficient to guarantee the responsible exploitation of these species.
Deep-sea fishing opportunities proposedWorld Fishing | 09 Oct 2012
The European Commission has proposed its fishing opportunities for the deep-sea fish stocks in EU and international waters of the North-East Atlantic for 2013-2014.
Omega-3 demand put sharks in perilNew Zealand Herald | 08 Oct 2012
Fish oil supplements have been hailed as the latest weapon in the battle to ward off disease. However, the soaring demand for omega-3 capsules is putting deep-sea sharks in peril, warn conservationists.
A GOLDMINE for PIRATESfishupdate.com | 04 Oct 2012
Oceana has called upon the European Commission to amend weak EU laws that leave European markets open to liver oil from illegally caught deep-sea sharks. In recent months, vessels which are internationally blacklisted because of previous Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported fishing activities (IUU fishing) have been engaging in rampant pirate fishing for deep-sea sharks in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, says Oceana.
European fleets flouting deep sea fishing quotas, study findsGuardian Unlimited | 03 Oct 2012
European fishing fleets are flouting quotas for vulnerable deep sea fish and are landing up to 28 times more than allowed, a study has found. Analysis of fishing data since 2002 has revealed that Europe's fleets exceed half the quotas for deep sea fish, prompting demands for better enforcement of the rules and scathing criticism of European fisheries ministers.
MBARI researchers discover what vampire squids eatEurekAlert | 27 Sep 2012
(Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute) A new paper by MBARI Postdoctoral Fellow Henk-Jan Hoving and Senior Scientist Bruce Robison shows for the first time that the vampire squid uses two thread-like filaments to capture bits of organic debris that sink down from the ocean surface into the deep sea.
Coral hotspots found in deepwater canyons off northeast US coastEurekAlert | 27 Sep 2012
(NOAA Fisheries Northeast Fisheries Science Center) For the first time in decades, researchers have conducted an extensive exploration for deep-sea corals and sponges in submarine canyons off the northeastern coast of the US. The survey revealed coral "hotspots," and found that a new coral habitat suitability model could help predict where corals are likely to occur.
Deep-sea crabs seek food using ultraviolet visionEurekAlert | 07 Sep 2012
Some deep-sea crabs have eyes sensitive to ultraviolet light, which they may use to snatch glowing plankton and stuff it in their mouths, a new Nova Southeastern University study suggests.
New study examines how ocean energy impacts life in the deep seaEurekAlert | 06 Sep 2012
A new study of deep-sea species worldwide examines how gradients in food and temperature in the deep sea's dark, frigid waters affect the creatures that live there. Similar studies have been conducted in the shallow oceans, but our understanding of the impact of food and temperature on life in the deep sea -- the Earth's largest and most remote ecosystem -- is more limited. The results will help scientists understand what to expect under future climate change.
Climate change stories from the abyssEurekAlert | 30 Aug 2012
A team of scientists including those from the University of Southampton have shed new light on the world's history of climate change.
India joins deep sea mining raceGuardian Unlimited | 30 Aug 2012
India looks to exploit rare earth minerals beneath its oceans, following moves towards deep sea mining in Papua New GuineaIndia has joined the race to explore and develop deep-sea mining for rare earth elements — further complicating the geopolitics surrounding untapped sources of valuable minerals beneath the oceans.
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.
UK sub surveys deep ocean floorBBC | 01 Aug 2012
A British robotic sub has photographed a vast tract of deep ocean floor some 560km southwest of Lands End in great detail.
NFFO alarm at "draconian" plans for deep water fishfishupdate.com | 31 Jul 2012
PAUL Trebilcock, chairman of the National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations, has voiced his alarm at the European Commission's 'draconian' proposals for deep water species.