Pacific Ocean (Page 2)
Tale of the TunaWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 06 May 2013
Part 5 of an eight-part series on the impact of Fukushima on the ocean and human health. One species that has become emblematic of the disaster is a shimmering giant: the Pacific bluefin tuna.
Fishermen want humpback whales off endangered listNew Zealand Herald | 04 May 2013
A group of Hawaii fishermen is asking the US federal government to remove northern Pacific humpback whales from the endangered species list, saying the population has steadily grown since the international community banned commercial whaling nearly 50 years ago.
How Is Fukushima's Fallout Affecting Marine Life?Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 03 May 2013
The Fukushima nuclear disaster delivered an unprecedented amount of radioactivity into the sea over a relatively brief time. How did that pulse of cesium and other radioisotopes make its way through the marine food chain?
Kiribati Joins Ramsar, Designates Coastal WetlandInternational Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) | 03 May 2013
The Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar Convention) has reported that the Government of Kiribati has acceded to the Convention, becoming its 166th contracting party. The coastal wetland No'oto-North Tarawa was designated as its first Ramsar site.
Anova to sell Fijian MSC tunaWorld Fishing | 02 May 2013
International seafood supplier, Anova Seafood, has announced that it will be selling Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified Fujian albacore tuna as part of its "The Sea and We" sustainability range.
Oil drilling plan comes with warningNew Zealand Herald | 30 Apr 2013
New Zealand is about to open huge tracts of its offshore territory as a troubleshooter called in to reform rules covering the United States oil explorers gave a blunt warning over regulations covering the industry.
Capping a major oil leak off NZ coast could take 14 days - ShellNew Zealand Herald | 30 Apr 2013
Shell said it would take the company about 14 days to respond to a major deepwater drilling accident off the New Zealand coast. Rob Jager, who is chairman of the Shell companies in New Zealand, told the Advantage NZ Petroleum Conference that the company was going through a process of evaluating the equipment required and the time it would take to respond to a major drilling incident.
NZ seabird protection plan launchedWorld Fishing | 30 Apr 2013
New Zealand has launched the 'National Plan of Action for Seabirds 2013', setting out a firm commitment to protect seabirds from fishing incidents.
First US steelhead trout farm BAP certifiedWorld Fishing | 30 Apr 2013
Pacific Seafood Group's steelhead trout farm on the Columbia River has become the first US steelhead trout or salmon farm to achieve Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification.
New rules should keep oil cowboys out - KeyNew Zealand Herald | 29 Apr 2013
Prime Minister John Key says he is confident safety and environment rules being brought in to cover oil and gas exploration will keep out "cowboy "operators.
US troubleshooter at oil, gas talksNew Zealand Herald | 29 Apr 2013
A major oil and gas conference starting today will hear from a former United States prosecutor selected by the Obama Administration to beef up offshore drilling rules after BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
DoC seeks help spotting southern right whalesNew Zealand Herald | 29 Apr 2013
The Department of Conservation is on the look-out again for migrating southern right whales and it wants your help. The public is being asked to report any sightings along the coast this season.
No sign of diesel after spillNew Zealand Herald | 28 Apr 2013
The search for diesel spilled from a fishing vessel which struck rocks off Stewart Island has been called off.