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Posted on February 24, 2017 - 5:31pm, by abrown

Via Coast Reporter

"A new report on Howe Sound from the Vancouver Aquarium’s Coastal Ocean Research Institute (CORI) says the sound shows signs of a remarkable recovery since the last century, but remains vulnerable to development, shipping, and fishing pressures."

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Posted on February 24, 2017 - 3:41pm, by abrown

Via Reuters

"Ocean scientists will pick 50 coral reefs worldwide to test ways to limit damage from climate change, pollution and over-fishing that threatens to wipe out 90 percent of all reefs by 2050, according to a plan launched on Thursday."

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Posted on February 24, 2017 - 12:56pm, by nwehner

Via Undercurrent News

"Although no licenses have yet been issued for offshore aquaculture in the US Gulf of Mexico, research to develop fish for it is well underway. 

Last year, the US approved the development of offshore aquaculture off the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, a first for the US outside of Hawaii."

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Posted on February 24, 2017 - 11:57am, by nwehner

Via The Washington Post

"The White House on Friday will move its Council on Environmental Quality out of its main headquarters at 722 Jackson Place, a red brick townhouse it has occupied since it was established nearly half a century ago."

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Posted on February 24, 2017 - 11:39am, by nwehner

Via Global Fishing Watch

"Join us for a in-depth review and discussion of the recently-released report "The Global View of Transshipment: Preliminary Findings" from Global Fishing Watch. Led by the co-authors of the report, participants will learn how to access the data used to put together the findings, as well have the opportunity to ask questions about our transshipment data."

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Posted on February 24, 2017 - 11:07am, by nwehner

Via The UNEP Newscentre

  • "UN Environment launches major global #CleanSeas campaign to end marine litter 
  • Ten countries are already on board, as well as DELL Computers, singer Jack Johnson, actor Adrian Grenier and media personality Nadya Hutagalung 
  • More than 8 million tonnes of plastic leaks into the ocean each year – equal to dumping a garbage truck of plastic every minute"
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Posted on February 24, 2017 - 10:56am, by abrown

Via Newswise

"The Government of Myanmar and WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) announced today a comprehensive plan to protect the country’s diverse fisheries and marine life—including dolphins, sea turtles, and other species—and other marine resources."

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