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Posted on April 3, 2018 - 10:39am, by raye

Via Hakai Magazine

"Brower felt the shuddering harpoon enter the whale’s body. He looked at the faces of the men in the umiak, including those of his own sons. When he awoke in his hospital bed as if from a trance, he knew precisely which man had made the kill, how the whale had died, and whose ice cellar the meat was stored in. He turned out to be right on all three counts."

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Posted on April 2, 2018 - 4:27pm, by raye
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Via UnderCurrentNews

"In a letter released by California Democrat Jared Huffman, he and 23 other legislators from Washington, California and Oregon, want commerce secretary Wilbur Ross to quickly deploy the $200 million in fishery disaster funds recently made available with the passage of the 2018 budget bill."

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Posted on April 2, 2018 - 12:00pm, by raye
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Via News Deeply 

"The aquaculture industry has become a major player in the global seafood market. To some researchers, this seems like the promising advancement of an industry that can take pressure off of wild stocks while still supplying global demand. But it’s not clear that aquaculture seafood is getting into the same mouths as the wild-caught fish it is replacing."

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Posted on April 2, 2018 - 10:09am, by raye

Via Independent

"A mass sporting event the size of the London Marathon can easily get through 750,000 bottles of water and result in up to seven tonnes of waste – a problem that has not gone unnoticed by environmental groups looking to tackle plastics."

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Posted on April 2, 2018 - 10:02am, by raye
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Via LA Times

"The push to overhaul seismic survey rules has not attracted the same public attention as the Trump administration's interest in opening coastal waters to dozens of new drilling leases or downsizing protected marine areas. But it too could have wide implications beyond enabling new oil operations."

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Posted on April 2, 2018 - 9:57am, by raye
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Via Mongabay 

"The new designation will increase the coverage of Brazilian MPAs from 1.5 percent to about 24.5 percent of the country’s waters, exceeding the international target of protecting at least 10 percent of marine areas by 2020."

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Posted on March 30, 2018 - 1:56pm, by nwehner
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Via The Associated Press

"Organizations suing to eliminate the first national marine monument in the Atlantic Ocean have gotten the OK to proceed with a suit designed to reopen the area to commercial fishing, which environmentalists fear could jeopardize preservation efforts."

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Posted on March 30, 2018 - 11:26am, by raye
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Via Eco-Business

"Although billions of public and private dollars are invested in fisheries every year, more often than not, sustainability is neither the driver nor the intended outcome of those investment dollars. That means we are currently missing a major opportunity to solve the global overfishing and food security problem, which requires significantly more and better-aligned investment from a variety of capital providers."

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