Friday 27 April 2012
Leaking pipe fixed in bid to clean up Onehunga seasideNew Zealand Herald | 27 Apr 2012
A polluted drain which spills on to the site of a planned $28 million Onehunga seaside park has been cleaned up in a hunt for sewage leaks prompted by iwi and health agency concerns. The stormwater outflow from Hillsborough was blamed for bacteria spikes in water quality.
Indian Ocean fishing commission begins to embrace sustainabilityWorld Wide Fund For Nature | 27 Apr 2012
Fremantle, Australia: After more than a decade lagging behind all of the worlds other Regional Fisheries Management Organisations, the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) has begun to move towards sustainable management of the ocean's fisheries.
Study Indicates a Greater Threat of Extreme WeatherNew York Times | 27 Apr 2012
New research suggests that global warming is causing the cycle of evaporation and rainfall over the oceans to intensify more than scientists had expected, an ominous finding that may indicate a higher potential for extreme weather in coming decades.
Are you eating the fish you think you are?ocean2012.eu | 27 Apr 2012
BRUSSELS – A report released today by OCEAN2012 reveals that in response to stock depletion by overfishing, inferior fish are being marketed and even mislabelled as more valuable, rarer, species.
Buyer beware as imported "imposter fish" still at largefishupdate.com | 27 Apr 2012
A briefing paper released in London, UK,' by OCEAN2012 confirms that overfishing is having a knock-on effect on the quality of fish that ends up on the dinner table, with mislabelling of fish still a problem.
Dolphin stuck in California wetlands draws a crowdReuters | 27 Apr 2012
HUNTINGTON BEACH, California (Reuters) - A dolphin who took a wrong turn from the Pacific Ocean into a Southern California wetlands became an unwitting star on Friday when scores of motorists on a nearby busy highway stopped to watch it swim in circles.
EU states close to agreeing on greater local say in managing fisheriesGuardian Unlimited | 27 Apr 2012
Proposals to give European Union member states a greater say over how their fisheries are managed moved a step closer to acceptance on Friday, as part of a wider package of reforms that represent the biggest shakeup of the fishing industry in decades.
Scots welcome support for sanctionsWorld Fishing | 27 Apr 2012
The Scottish fishing industry has welcomed the unanimous vote by the European Parliament Fisheries Committee in support of trade sanctions against countries that engage in unsustainable fishing practices.
Fisheries ministers gather in LuxembourgWorld Fishing | 27 Apr 2012
Today EU fisheries ministers will gather in Luxembourg to come to a political agreement on the Commission's proposal for a system of mandatory transferable fishing rights (concessions).
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