Via The Guardian
A coalition of scientists, retailers, politicians and campaigners are saying that consumers of tuna are being betrayed and the tuna they are purchasing is not truly sustainable. The MSC certified boats catching tuna sustainably may also be catching other fish non sustainably and not meeting MSC requirements at all times.
Researchers have found that fish were less affected by OA when they adjusted for the natural daily changes in concentrations of dissolved carbon dioxide (CO2). These natural fluctuations give the fish enough recovery time to reduce their sensitivity to higher carbon dioxide.
Via Science Daily
"Researchers have proposed a new conceptual model of island biogeography for marine organisms -- a theory that explores how different processes (like sea level fluctuations and geographic isolation) influence marine species diversity around islands."
"After warming a natural seabed in the Antarctic Ocean by just 1° or 2° Celsius, researchers observed massive impacts on a marine assemblage, as growth rates nearly doubled. The findings of what the researchers call the "most realistic ocean warming experiment to date" reported in Current Biology on August 31 show that the effects of future warming may far exceed expectations."
Japan's "research" whaling ships are using military-grade satellite-tracking systems to evade Sea Shepherds' patrol boats, so the organization will be redirecting its funds to other conservation efforts.
Via The New York Times
"Kenya will now punish with up to four years in jail anyone making, selling or importing plastic bags, putting in place one of the world’s toughest bans on the ubiquitous item that is blamed for clogging oceans and killing marine life."
"A federal court upheld the U.S. government’s “Seafood Import Monitoring Program,” which will require some imported seafood at risk of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and seafood fraud to be fully documented and traced from the fishing vessel or farm to the U.S. border."
Via Hakai Magazine
"Proposed changes to the Canadian Oceans Act and Canada Petroleum Resources Act would affect how marine protected areas are established, and the types of activities that would be permitted within them."