Tuesday 20 March 2012
Director heads for deepest diveBBC | 20 Mar 2012
Hollywood movie director and adventurer James Cameron gets ready to dive to the bottom of the Mariana Trench.
Fish Fight on, says Daviesfishupdate.com | 20 Mar 2012
Hopes of securing radical reforms to the EU's Common Fisheries Policy rose yesterday after an expected bid by French and Spanish ministers to block a ban on discards failed to materialise.
NIFES to study salmon feeding during life-cyclefishupdate.com | 20 Mar 2012
For the next five years, the National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES) will be collaborating with 21 partners from 12 European countries in ARRAINA, a European Union integrated project that aims to solve some of the greatest challenges that aquaculture will have to deal with in the future: how can to develop a fish feed with high nutritional value, based on raw materials derived from plants, that will guarantee farmed fish a good standard of health?
Avoiding the tragedy of overfishingfishupdate.com | 20 Mar 2012
Management of fisheries at community level can help curb overfishing according to new research from an international scientific team, including the University of East Anglia.
Movement on European discard issuefishupdate.com | 20 Mar 2012
European Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki has recognised the complex issues that need to be addressed to remove the scandal of fish discards.
Damage to world's oceans 'to reach $2 trillion a year'Reuters | 20 Mar 2012
LONDON (Reuters) - The cost of damage to the world's oceans from climate change could reach $2 trillion a year by 2100 if measures to cut greenhouse gas emissions are not stepped up, a study by marine experts said on Wednesday.
Rare whale swims up West Coast toward Russian homeNew Zealand Herald | 20 Mar 2012
An endangered western Pacific gray whale tracked from Russia to Alaska and along the West Coast to Baja Mexico is on the move again, apparently preparing to cross the Pacific Ocean again.
Mexico Designates Four Ramsar Sitesbiodiversity-l.iisd.org | 20 Mar 2012
The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) has announced that the Government of Mexico has designated four additional Wetlands of International Importance, including three coastal lagoons with eight islands.
Campaigners for ban on EU fish discards declare breakthroughGuardian Unlimited | 20 Mar 2012
Campaigners fighting to end the practice of throwing healthy fish back into the sea in European waters have declared victory in a key battle. A proposed ban on the practice, which sees millions of tonnes of edible fish discarded each year, is now still on track to become law later this year, despite a concerted attempt by several European Union member states to derail the proposal at an EU fisheries meeting in Brussels on Monday afternoon.
Oil firm given go-ahead for Canary Islands drillingGuardian Unlimited | 20 Mar 2012
One of Britain's best-loved holiday destinations is under threat from oil prospectors who have been given permission to drill for offshore fields, according to local authorities and hoteliers in the Canary Islands.
Amount of coldest Antarctic water near ocean floor decreasing for decadesNOAA | 20 Mar 2012
Scientists have found a large reduction in the amount of the coldest deep ocean water, called Antarctic Bottom Water, all around the Southern Ocean using data collected from 1980 to 2011. These findings, in a study now online, will likely stimulate new research on the causes of this change.
Oceanographic optimisation fuels efficiencyWorld Fishing | 20 Mar 2012
Applied oceanography specialists Tidetech will be demonstrating significant fuel saving results on a recent route optimisation trial at the Green Ship Technology (GST) conference in Copenhagen next week.
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