Thursday 29 March 2012
Sewer outlet foils plan for sandy Auckland beachNew Zealand Herald | 29 Mar 2012
One of four new white sandy beaches in a planned $28 million seaside park at Onehunga is to be covered instead in gravel and shell - to deter people from swimming near a sewage overflow outfall pipe.
Building of Sandspit marina to go aheadNew Zealand Herald | 29 Mar 2012
A six-year planning battle to build a marina at Sandspit in the heart of the Hauraki Gulf boating scene is nearly over, with the granting of a land use consent by the Environment Court.
SPREP reviews Regional Marine Species Action PlansSecretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme | 29 Mar 2012
The 2008 – 2012 Regional Marine Species Programme of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has undergone a review of its species action plans as part of preparations for extension of the strategy. The Plans address cooperative conservation and management of dugongs, marine turtles, whales and dolphins.
Oceanus : A Newfound Cog in the Ocean ConveyorWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 29 Mar 2012
A decade into the 21st century, scientists have confirmed the existence of a new and apparently crucial ocean current on the face of the Earth. International teams led by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) oceanographer Bob Pickart verified the previously unknown current near Iceland in 2008 and returned in 2011 to determine how it is formed.
Composing local feedsfishupdate.com | 29 Mar 2012
Scientists and commercial companies from Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden are co-operating on surveying natural resources such as seaweed, mussels and microalgae; unexploited marine resources that they hope can be brought into use as raw materials for fish feed.
Total sends fire-fighting ships near N.Sea gas leakReuters | 29 Mar 2012
LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - France's Total sent fire-fighting ships to wait near the scene of a gas leak from its North Sea Elgin platform, which has created fears a large gas cloud could explode.
Union wants wider zone round leakBBC | 29 Mar 2012
An offshore workers union calls for the exclusion zone around the crippled Elgin platform in the North Sea to be extended.
Source of gas-rig leak is foundThe Independent UK | 29 Mar 2012
The owners of a North Sea gas rig have found the source of a leak that forced hundreds of workers to be evacuated.
Low bycatch figures for end half of 2011World Fishing | 29 Mar 2012
The final quarters of 2011 show continued low numbers of incidental catch by BC's salmon farmers - numbers that show they are very near their goal of eliminating this interaction with wild fish completely.
Australia reviews fisheries policiesWorld Fishing | 29 Mar 2012
The Gillard Government has started a review of two Commonwealth fisheries policies central to the sustainability of Australia's fisheries.
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