Wednesday 02 May 2012
Impaired recovery of Atlantic cod -- forage fish or other factors?EurekAlert | 02 May 2012
In a rapid communication just published in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, biologist Douglas Swain of the Gulf Fisheries Center and Robert Mohn, emeritus scientist, at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography present findings that suggest the delay in recovery of Atlantic cod on the eastern Scotian Shelf could be attributed to increased predation by grey seals or other governing factors and not the effect of forage fish as previously thought.
A Refuge for Corals?Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 02 May 2012
In a warming world, study finds coral reefs may have a safe haven in the equatorial Pacific.
Aquaculture industry conference considers the next decadefishupdate.com | 02 May 2012
How might the aquaculture industry look ten years from now? And how would we want it to look? These and many more questions will be considered by over 1000 delegates at the Skretting Australasian Aquaculture Conference 2012 (AA12) which formally commenced in Melbourne today, May 2.
Micronesia Challenge NewsletterInternational Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) | 02 May 2012
The May 2012 issue of the "Micronesia Challenge Newsletter," published by the Micronesia Challenge Secretariat, features articles on: the outcomes of the 15th Micronesian Island Conservation (MIC) Retreat; and the endorsement of Palaus first National Water Policy by its President, Johnson Toribiong.
A New View of the Aqueous GlobeNew York Times | 02 May 2012
A moving map of the oceans' currents will allow scientists to better understand how currents shift heat and carbon around the globe, underlying the dynamics of climate change.
CBD SBSTTA 16 Focusing on Marine Biodiversity, Biodiversity and Climate Change, PoWIBbiodiversity-l.iisd.org | 02 May 2012
SBSTTA 16 discussions are expected to focus on issues relating to marine and coastal biodiversity and biodiversity and climate change, including biodiversity safeguards for REDD+, geo-engineering and impacts of biofuels on biodiversity. It will also address the in-depth review of the Programme of Work on Island Biodiversity (PoWIB).
World Bank Invests in Sustainable Ocean Ecosystem Managementbiodiversity-l.iisd.org | 02 May 2012
The World Bank has published a brief titled "Helping to Better Manage the World's Oceans," which reports on its investments and support for sustainable management of oceans and coasts, with project examples from Guinea-Bissau and Indonesia.
NOAA issues science-based measures to protect marine mammalsNOAA | 02 May 2012
NOAA's Fisheries Service is issuing two incidental harassment authorizations to Shell for energy exploration activities in shallow waters in the Arctic during a limited period this summer. The authorizations specify measures to protect marine mammals and the subsistence interests of Alaskan Natives, and are informed by the latest science as well as lessons learned from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Global ocean drifter deployed off Santa Cruz Island in CaliforniaNOAA | 02 May 2012
On May 1, two students from Oak Park High School in Oak Park, Calif. deployed a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ocean drifter into the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, contributing to a global array that yields vital environmental data.
GLOBALG.A.P.'s new traceability codeWorld Fishing | 02 May 2012
GLOBALG.A.P. has developed a new branded traceability code, which it hopes will appeal to younger consumers and meet growing seafood buyer's demands.
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