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Bay scallop season to open on Jan. 28 - Local - Sun Journal

Bay scallop season to open on Jan. 28 - Local - Sun Journal | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
The bay scallop population appears to be recovering in southern waters of North Carolina. Later this month for the first time since 2005, N.C.
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Fisheries officials report that biological sampling in Bogue Sound this year found that bay scallop numbers sufficient to allow harvesting and harvesting

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This High-Tech, Biodegradable Fishing Net Could Help Save Dolphins and Whales

This High-Tech, Biodegradable Fishing Net Could Help Save Dolphins and Whales | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
A Spanish inventor hopes to replace abandoned "ghost nets" that kill marine mammals and other sea life.

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Helena Bonham Carter joins calls for vast UK marine reserves - Blue and Green Tomorrow

Helena Bonham Carter joins calls for vast UK marine reserves - Blue and Green Tomorrow | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
The UK government is being urged to create vast marine reserves around three overseas territories from a group of more than 100 individuals and organisatio
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The UK government has a poor home record for marine protection, let's see if it can do better overseas.

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RESEARCH ARTICLE: Effects of Ocean Acidification on Temperate Coastal Marine Ecosystems and Fisheries in the Northeast Pacific

RESEARCH ARTICLE: Effects of Ocean Acidification on Temperate Coastal Marine Ecosystems and Fisheries in the Northeast Pacific | Blue Planet | Scoop.it

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As the oceans absorb anthropogenic CO2 they become more acidic, a problem termed ocean acidification (OA). Since this increase in CO2 is occurring rapidly, OA may have profound implications for marine ecosystems. In the temperate northeast Pacific, fisheries play key economic and cultural roles and provide significant employment, especially in rural areas. In British Columbia (BC), sport (recreational) fishing generates more income than commercial fishing (including the expanding aquaculture industry). Salmon (fished recreationally and farmed) and Pacific Halibut are responsible for the majority of fishery-related income. This region naturally has relatively acidic (low pH) waters due to ocean circulation, and so may be particularly vulnerable to OA. We have analyzed available data to provide a current description of the marine ecosystem, focusing on vertical distributions of commercially harvested groups in BC in the context of local carbon and pH conditions. We then evaluated the potential impact of OA on this temperate marine system using currently available studies. Our results highlight significant knowledge gaps. Above trophic levels 2–3 (where most local fishery-income is generated), little is known about the direct impact of OA, and more importantly about the combined impact of multi-stressors, like temperature, that are also changing as our climate changes. There is evidence that OA may have indirect negative impacts on finfish through changes at lower trophic levels and in habitats. In particular, OA may lead to increased fish-killing algal blooms that can affect the lucrative salmon aquaculture industry. On the other hand, some species of locally farmed shellfish have been well-studied and exhibit significant negative direct impacts associated with OA, especially at the larval stage. We summarize the direct and indirect impacts of OA on all groups of marine organisms in this region and provide conclusions, ordered by immediacy and certainty.

 About the Authors 

Rowan Haigh, Carrie A. Holt, Holly E. Neate, Andrew M. Edwards - Pacific Biological Station, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 3190 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia, V9T 6N7, Canada

 

Debby Ianson - Institute of Ocean Sciences, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 9860 West Saanich Road, Sidney, British Columbia, V8L 4B2, Canada

 

Holly E. Neate, Andrew M. Edwards - Department of Biology, University of Victoria, P.O. Box 1700, Station CSC, Victoria, British Columbia, V8W 2Y2, Canada

 

Corresponding Author

 

Email: debby.ianson@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

 

Competing Interests

 

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

 

Author Contributions

 

Conceived and designed the experiments: DI RH CH AE. Performed the experiments: RH CH DI AE HN. Analyzed the data: DI RH CH AE. Wrote the paper: DI RH CH AE.

 

 

 

Download PDF: http://www.plosone.org/article/fetchObject.action?uri=info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0117533&representation=PDF

 

 

PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world.


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Scientists alarmed by rise in dolphin strandings on Irish shores

Scientists alarmed by rise in dolphin strandings on Irish shores | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
Nearly 20 dolphins have been found stranded on beaches since the start of the year

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Marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction - The Malaysian Insider

Marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction - The Malaysian Insider | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
An important meeting will take place from January 20-23, 2015 at the United Nations (UN) HQ in New York. This is one of a series of meetings of the UN-established…
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The oceans are of fundamental importance at the levels of both the planet and the plate.  Protecting marine biodiversity has major importance at both levels.  

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For sea turtles, there's no place like magnetic home

For sea turtles, there's no place like magnetic home | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
Adult sea turtles find their way back to the beaches where they hatched by seeking out unique magnetic signatures along the coast, according to new evidence.

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The dead leatherback turtle that  I saw washed ashore in #Gloucestershire in the early '90s had probably been feeding in the Bristol Channel approaches before its demise.

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ICELAND: Traditional small boat Icelandic lumpfish fishery is MSC certified

ICELAND: Traditional small boat Icelandic lumpfish fishery is MSC certified | Blue Planet | Scoop.it

The world's first lumpfish fishery achieves MSC certification in Iceland.

 

Iceland’s lumpfish fishery has been MSC certified as a sustainable and well-managed fishery. The 330 small boats are the first MSC certified lumpfish fishery in the world.

 

Lumpfish has been harvested for centuries inside the Icelandic Exclusive Economic Zone. Male and female lumpfish are easily distinguished both in colour and size, where females are larger.

 

The big mesh size gillnets fishery mainly targets the females for their roe, which is exported as a luxury caviar mainly to European countries. There is also a growing Chinese market for the female fish while male lumpfish is less frequently caught, mostly for traditional local consumption.

 

Stable stocks

 

The lumpfish distributed between Iceland and Norway is one of three genetically distinct stocks of lumpfish in the North Atlantic. Although some other lumpfish stocks have faced challenges, the Icelandic lumpfish fisheries have been relatively stable since 1990.

 

The lumpfish fishery is controlled by various measures that include restrictions regarding the number of licenses and nets, a fishing season of three months only as well as limitations on vessel and mesh sizes.

 

Delicate ecosystems

 

Icelandic waters contain a wide range of delicate ecosystems, mostly in deep water. The static bottom-set gillnets used in the lumpfish fishery have minimal contact with these ecosystems as the fishery mainly takes place on a rocky sea bed in shallow waters.

 

The fishery’s main bycatch is the MSC certified cod (Gadus morhua), representing around five per cent of the total catch. All bycatches are landed as discarding is prohibited in Iceland.

 

A world first

 

The client, Vignir G. Jónsson hf., was a family run business founded in 1970 but is now a subsidiary of the seafood company HBGrandi. The headquarters and main processing site of Vignir are in the town of Akranes, with a staff of about 40, but they also operate in east coast of Iceland. Vignir CEO, Mr. Eíríkur Vignisson says: “I’m happy that this assessment is now completed.

 

All lumpfish fisheries in N-Atlantic were last year listed as red by many of the eNGO traffic light systems. That was a huge disappointment for the industry but I hope this certification will contribute to the Icelandic lumpfish products falling under the green category. It is important for the industry to be able to demonstrate to overseas buyers that our products originate from a truly sustainable fishery.”

 

Gisli Gislason, MSC Manager for the North Atlantic said: “Lumpfish roe is an important product for European markets and this is the first lumpfish fishery in the world to get MSC certified. This is the only traditional fishery in Iceland exclusively performed by small vessels.

 

Close cooperation between the authorities and the small boats association is vital to protect the marine environment and ensure lumpfish stocks are stable for the future. MSC certification provides independent reassurance for consumers around the world that the lumpfish roe comes from a sustainable fishery. We hope that this certification will in return incentivise other lumpfish fisheries to enter the MSC program.”

 

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Well managed independently certified fisheries are critical to the future of marine food supply for this crowded planet.  Lumpfish is a  niche luxury food but the principles of this fishery stock management show that it can work over the long time frame that sustainability requires.

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Ocean Acidification Causing Pacific Oyster Die Off : DNews

Ocean Acidification Causing Pacific Oyster Die Off : DNews | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
“ Oysters are sensitive to increasingly corrosive seawater, and it's causing commercial oyster operations to fail.”
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CHINA: The Biggest ever whale shark slaughterhouse uncovered in southeastern China

CHINA: The Biggest ever whale shark slaughterhouse uncovered in southeastern China | Blue Planet | Scoop.it

HONG KONG, 27 January 2014 – The world's largest slaughtering facility for whale sharks — an internationally-protected endangered species — has been discovered, near Wenzhou, in China’s southeastern Zhejiang Province. The factory, which operates openly, is reportedly slaughtering over 600 whale sharks annually to produce shark oil for health supplements. Revelations about shark-processing at the factory, located in Pu Qi township, near Wenzhou, follow a four-year investigation by the Hong Kong-based conservation NGO, WildLifeRisk.

In a joint-statement released today, Alex Hofford and Paul Hilton of WildLifeRisk said: “We went to Pu Qi three times in the last three years, and on each occasion the scale of the slaughter was truly staggering. “How these harmless creatures, these gentle giants of the deep, can be slaughtered on such an industrial scale is beyond belief. It’s even more incredible that this carnage is all for the sake of non-essential lifestyle props such as lipsticks, face creams, health supplements and shark fin soup. We are calling on China’s regulatory authorities to enforce the international agreements on this illegal activity now, before these animals are brought closer to extinction.” According to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), to which China is a signatory, the international sale of products from an endangered species is illegal and the trade is unsustainable.

However, the WildLifeRisk investigation found that countless basking sharks and great white sharks – two of three species currently afforded the highest protection under CITES– are also being industrially processed at the Pu Qi factory.The products derived from these protected species are being exported to the United States, Canada and Italy, in contravention of the internationally-binding CITES agreement.

Undercover footage and audio recordings obtained by WildLifeRisk revealed that the whale sharks ending up at the factory are being caught off the coast of China in the South China Sea as they traverse the region on their migratory journeys. These extensive journeys across the world’s oceans, take in such famous whale shark-spotting sites as the Ningaloo Reef off Australia’s northwest coast, and waters off Indonesia, the Philippines and Mexico.

WildLifeRisk believes a compelling argument exists for the better protection of whale sharks in their natural habitats, maintaining that these endangered creatures are worth far more, in economic terms, alive rather than dead.According to the Pew Environment Group: “In regions where whale sharks are known to aggregate, ecotourism has proven to be an extremely lucrative alternative to fishing. It has been estimated that whale shark tourism, mainly through recreational diving, is worth about US$47.5 million worldwide.” The WildLifeRisk statement pointed out that if whale sharks are to avoid being hunted to extinction, consumers must be persuaded to reject whale shark products, or any other kind of shark-related products. It said that the trade in endangered shark and manta ray products is both environmentally unsustainable and morally unethical. “If we hope to save species such as the whale shark from extinction, we must hold individuals accountable for their violation of international protection laws and demand transparency so that consumers can make informed decisions about the products they buy.”

 

DOWNLOAD THE PHOTOS: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gyymokdgux39g68/KxgzO6BnL5

 

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See stars during National Marine Week - Gordon McGlone

See stars during National Marine Week - Gordon McGlone | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
See stars During The Wildlife Trusts’ National Marine Week (26 Jul – 10 Aug) A shoal of events is on offer to day-trippers and holidaymakers
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The magic of the sea shore - the place where you can come closer to spectacular invertebrates than any where else in the UK.

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Huge 20kg jellyfish spotted off Cornwall coast - Telegraph

Huge 20kg jellyfish spotted off Cornwall coast - Telegraph | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
A huge barrel jellyfish makes an appearance in an estuary near St Mawes in Cornwall
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UK waters are extremely rich in jelly fish which in turn attracts the giant Leatherback Turtle.  I saw the remains of the last big turtle to be washed ashore at Longney Gloucestershire; at well over two meters long it was an amazing animal tomsee in what many would assume to be an inland county.

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Double trouble for the Mediterranean Sea: Acidification and warming threaten iconic species

Double trouble for the Mediterranean Sea: Acidification and warming threaten iconic species | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
Scientist have finalized their findings about the threat of Mediterranean Sea warming and acidification on key species and ecosystems after a 3.5 year study. They have found that this sea is warming and acidifying at unprecedented rates – the main reason is emissions of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere from burning fossil fuels. This increases the CO2 in the atmosphere causing warming of the atmosphere and the ocean as well as acidification of its waters due to uptake of CO2 by surface waters.

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A double whammy for the sea surrounded by land.

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Beautiful 80 foot Fin Whales spotted feeding off Pembrokeshire coast

Beautiful 80 foot Fin Whales spotted feeding off Pembrokeshire coast | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
The Celtic Sea has its very own population of ocean giants! In an area of the Celtic Sea midway between Pembrokeshire, Cornwall and Ireland, Welsh marine conservation group Sea Trust came across a...
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The second biggest of the world's animals feeding in local waters!  Fin whales are a spectacular prospect for any cetacean fan. A trip across to Ireland is an more enticing prospect than ever.

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Sardines move north due to ocean warming

Sardines move north due to ocean warming | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
Sardines, anchovies and mackerels play a crucial role in marine ecosystems, as well as having a high commercial value. However, the warming of waters makes them vanish from their usual seas and migrate north, as confirmed by a pioneering study analysing 57,000 fish censuses from 40 years. The researchers warn that coastal towns dependent on these fishery resources must adapt their economies.

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L'Escala is famous for its anchovies but catches are much smaller now.

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PUBLICATION: Review of current fisheries management performance and conservation measures in the WECAFC area

PUBLICATION: Review of current fisheries management performance and conservation measures in the WECAFC area | Blue Planet | Scoop.it

This technical paper provides an inventory of, and describes trends in, legal, administrative and management frameworks in place for managing marine capture fisheries in the Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission (WECAFC) area.

 

This review includes 16 countries and overseas territories and is part of an ongoing process initiated by FAO to report on the state of world marine capture fisheries management. The review identifies a number of challenges in fisheries management, including: inadequate legislation; ad hoc management processes and plans; uncoordinated monitoring and enforcement; non-management-driven scientific information; insufficient stakeholder identification and participation, conflict resolution and fishing capacity measurements; limited incorporation of issues pertaining to the operation of multispecies fisheries and use of the ecosystem approach; unequal application of management tools and measures across fisheries subsectors; and rising fisheries management costs coupled with stagnant budgets for governments.

 

Actions are listed to address the challenges, and specific recommendations are made to address legislative issues, apply participatory approaches and implement a successful fisheries management process.

 

The fifteenth session of WECAFC (March 2014) endorsed the review outcomes and adopted recommendation WECAFC/15/2014/4 “on strengthening fisheries management planning in the WECAFC area”. This technical paper aims to inform fishery policy decision-makers, fishery managers and other stakeholders with interest in fisheries in the Wider Caribbean Region.

 

Year of publication: 2015 Document Type: Book Pages: 293 p. Job Number: I4255 Office: Fisheries and Aquaculture Department Author: Singh-Renton, S.  Download: http://www.fao.org/3/a-i4255e.pdf ;


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Ocean Trash: 5.25 Trillion Pieces and Counting, but Big Questions Remain

Ocean Trash: 5.25 Trillion Pieces and Counting, but Big Questions Remain | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
A recent study of ocean trash counted a staggering 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic at loose in the seas. Here's what we know-and don't know-so far.

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5.25 trillion reasons to give up plastic for Lent!
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BANGLADESH: Report shows poor benefit from commercial aquaculture

BANGLADESH: Report shows poor benefit from commercial aquaculture | Blue Planet | Scoop.it

A new report from WorldFish shows that resource-poor Bangladeshis can participate in commercial aquaculture, challenging conventional assumptions that this was not possible. The report also highlights that more of the very poor in Bangladesh are profiting from commercial aquaculture than was previously thought.

 Aquaculture, employment, poverty, food security and well-being in Bangladesh: A comparative study (http://www.worldfishcenter.org/resource_centre/AAS-2014-39.pdf), finds that where a critical mass of aquaculture producers had formed in a particular region, the development of related infrastructure reduced costs and lowered barriers to entry for other producers. In those areas, the potential of aquaculture to generate significant returns was sufficiently attractive to make the risks of investing in it appear acceptable to resource-poor households. In the study, more small landowners and resource-poor farmers were shown to practice commercial aquaculture than semi-subsistence forms, for example from household ponds.   The study found greater social and economic benefits in small and medium sized aquaculture enterprises as opposed to smaller scale or household operations. Commercially-oriented aquaculture producers, the report also found, derived nutritional benefit by consuming larger quantities of fish from their own farms than households operating backyard operations. Stephen Hall, Director General, WorldFish: “By identifying the modes of aquaculture that most benefits the poor we can best direct efforts to bolster this sector. While we have seen the detrimental effects of large scale aquaculture for communities it is now clearer that the benefits of smaller scale commercial operations are potentially great in increasing food security and employment.”  Authored by WorldFish’s Ben Belton, Nasib Ahmed and Murshed-e-Jahan the study also found that employment generated by aquaculture is generally higher than for other forms of agriculture, particularly those that are more seasonal, such as rice production. Commercial smallholder operations were found to create the highest levels of direct employment and in a wide range of supporting occupations, for example pond diggers and providers of transport. The study was conducted via an integrated quantative/qualitative survey in six communities with contrasting patterns of aquaculture development. Aquaculture, employment, poverty, food security and well-being in Bangladesh: A comparative study is a product of the CGIAR Research Programs (CRP) on Aquatic Agricultural Systems in which WorldFish participates as well as an output of the EU funded Aquaculture for food security, poverty alleviation and nutrition project. For more information or to request an interview:Contact: Toby Johnson, Senior Media Relations ManagerMobile Tel: +60 (0) 175 124 606Email: t.johnson@cgiar.orgWeb: worldfishcenter.orgPhotography: flickr.com/photos/theworldfishcenter/ About WorldFishWorldFish is an international, nonprofit research organization that harnesses the potential of fisheries and aquaculture to reduce hunger and poverty. Globally, more than one billion poor people obtain most of their animal protein from fish and 800 million depend on fisheries and aquaculture for their livelihoods. WorldFish is a member of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future. About CGIAR

CGIAR is a global research partnership for a food-secure future. Its science is carried out by the 15 research Centers that are members of the CGIAR Consortium in collaboration with hundreds of partners.

 

 

 


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Sea levels rising faster than previously thought says new study

Sea levels rising faster than previously thought says new study | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
Assessment of 600 tidal gauges across the globe suggests a 25% greater acceleration in the rise over the past 20 years

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EVENT: 20 January 2015, Porto Portugal - Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference

EVENT: 20 January 2015, Porto Portugal - Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference | Blue Planet | Scoop.it

Key players from across the maritime sector will come together in Porto on 20th January to share ideas and unlock funding for projects under the Atlantic Maritime Strategy Action Plan.

 

This first annual Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference, jointly organised by the European Commission and the Directorate-General for Maritime Policy of the Portuguese Ministry of Agriculture and Sea, will act as a catalyst for getting joint projects in Atlantic Ocean area off the ground to start delivering the jobs and growth the region needs.

 

Over 400 participants will take part in twenty stakeholder-led workshops on topics covering the entire spectrum of the maritime sector including aquaculture, marine biotech, marine litter, maritime safety, coastal tourism and territorial cooperation in the Atlantic. All of themes reflect the priorities agreed under the Atlantic Action Plan to drive the 'blue economy' forward.

 

The marine and maritime sectors that make up the 'blue economy' have the potential to provide more jobs by 2020. These jobs will be found not only in emerging sectors, such as offshore renewable energy, but also through revitalising traditional maritime industries. The Atlantic area can make a significant contribution to this 'blue growth'.

 

This Action Plan, part of the Commission's Atlantic Strategy, sets out priorities for research and investment to drive the ‘blue economy’ forwards in the Atlantic area. The EU's Atlantic countries will draw on the plan to help create sustainable and inclusive growth in coastal areas.

 

The event will be opened by Mr. Rui Moreira, Mayor of Porto who will speak alongside  Hon. Manuel Pinto de Abreu, Secretary of State for the Sea of the Portuguese Government, Ms Lowri Evans, Director General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries at the European Commission, Mr Emídio Gomes, President of the Regional Development and Coordination Commission of the North Region, and Mr Ricardo Serrão Santos, Member of the European Parliament.

 

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Full programme details: http://ec.europa.eu/maritimeaffairs/policy/sea_basins/atlantic_ocean/atlanticforum/events-2015/porto/index_en.htm

 

EU’s Atlantic Strategy: http://ec.europa.eu/maritimeaffairs/policy/sea_basins/atlantic_ocean/index_en.htm

 


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England's marine conservation network is worse than useless | Callum Roberts

England's marine conservation network is worse than useless | Callum Roberts | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
Callum Roberts: Marine conservation policy has drifted far off its original course – but there is still a way to save our seas

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UK is a poor performer on the World marine conservation stage.

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Scientists estimate total weight of plastic floating in world's oceans: Nearly 269,000 tons of plastic pollution floating in the ocean

Scientists estimate total weight of plastic floating in world's oceans: Nearly 269,000 tons of plastic pollution floating in the ocean | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
“Nearly 269,000 tons of plastic pollution may be floating in the world's oceans, according to a new study. Microplastic pollution is found in varying concentrations throughout the oceans, but estimates of the global abundance and weight of floating plastics, both micro and macroplastic, lack sufficient data to support them. To better estimate the total number of plastic particles and their weight floating in the world's oceans, scientists from six countries contributed data from 24 expeditions co”
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We are the only species that wilfully discards materials with no regard for the future. We are unique; we understand what we are doing. We just don't take nature seriously. There will be a pay back but it will be a huge environmental cost not a short term benefit.
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Prime Minister urged to intervene in fishing row

Prime Minister urged to intervene in fishing row | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
Prime Minister David Cameron has been urged to intervene amid warnings that a Government decision to close a Westcountry fishery could have 'devastating consequences'.

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Dolphin watchers warned - Jersey News from ITV Channel Television

Dolphin watchers warned - Jersey News from ITV Channel Television | Blue Planet | Scoop.it

It follows an incident in Jersey at the weekend when a number of vessels were spotted surrounding a pod of dolphins, and a couple of boats even sailed straight through the group to take a photo.

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The Marine Conservation Society says such behaviour is both irresponsible and against government rules. 

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Ecological coherence made simple!

Ecological coherence made simple! | Blue Planet | Scoop.it

The Wildlife Trusts tell the story of we can help nature to hang together.

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"Working as part of the Joint Links (Wildlife & Countryside Link, Wales Environment Link, Scottish Environment Link and Northern Ireland Marine Task Force) we have recently commissioned a piece of work to examine the concept of ecological coherence against the current and proposed marine protected area network within the UK. This alongside other pieces of work, carried out by the Joint Nature Conservation Council (JNCC) and PANACHE will be discussed at this week’s Marine and Coastal Policy Forum to be held at Plymouth University within a workshop examining what we mean by ‘ecological coherence’."

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Ocean Conservation: Is the Tide Finally Turning?

Ocean Conservation: Is the Tide Finally Turning? | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
By Ghislaine Maxwell Fish don’t vote; is that perhaps why the ocean and its problems are a low priority for governments and few politicians see a need to have a public opinion on ocean related issues? The ocean and its myriad of problems generally elicit a collective shrug from the general public. You are more…
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