"Research and marketing agency Mintel has announced key consumer trends that will affect Europe in 2018, with one trend focusing on recycling to maintain marine conservation."
Via Seafood Source
"As the Caribbean continues its fight against illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing, fisheries officials agreed at a meeting last month to harmonize standards for marking authorized fishing vessels, as well as to establish a list of vessels involved in IUU fishing."
Via Samoa Observer
"Staff members of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (M.N.R.E), who deal with Protected Area management, are in a better position today to deal with data collection and analysis."
Staff members were trained in GPS and GIS to better handle data collected and analyzed within the Protected Areas to provide informed management decisions.
"The NOAA survey ship Rainier returns to the Santa Barbara and Ventura coast Monday to complete hydrographic surveys and a comprehensive mapping initiative to help mariners navigate safely, and update charts to make informed resource management decisions."
Via KXRO News
The Washington State Department of Ecology has released the Draft Marine Spatial Plan and Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Washington’s Pacific Coast, opening it up for review and comment to the public.
The Fisheries Agency said Sunday it is confident that the European Commission will soon lift its "yellow card" against Taiwan, which was issued in 2015 as a warning that the country was at risk of being identified as uncooperative in the fight against illegal fishing.
Via Keys News
Dive teams are conducting surveys and collecting data to determine which areas may benefit from immediate actions, such as removing debris and repositioning coral. This rapid assessment will give the sanctuary and scientists a snapshot of the current status of the reef, and it will inform future management of the sanctuary resources, Sanctuary Superintendent Sarah Fangman said.
Via Straits Times
Australia and France kick off a fresh push Monday (Oct 16) to create a vast marine sanctuary in pristine East Antarctica, hoping to build on the success of landmark deal secured last year at a key annual conservation summit.
Members of the House of Commons standing committee on fisheries and oceans will hear from fishermen and other stakeholders in Nova Scotia this week as part of its study on marine protected areas.