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Posted on April 12, 2017 - 6:21am, by CCRN

In this webinar, Dawn Foxcroft and Michelle Colyn discuss the power of intergenerational knowledge transmission between youth and elders and its connection to stewardship in Indigenous communities. As members of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nation, along Canada’s West Coast, and working for Uu-a-thluk, Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Fisheries, they bring a community perspective to this topic. They explore how assimilation tactics have caused a disconnection between elders and youth, and youth and the environment; why these relationships between the generations are fundamental to the health of aquatic resources; and they highlight approaches they have used to foster these intergenerational connections grounded in Nuu-chah-nulth principles.

Join us on Wednesday, April 19th 2017 at 1:00 PM Atlantic Daylight Time  (ADT). Follow this link to register for the webinar: Intergenerational Knowledge Sharing of Conservation Values in Indigenous Communities.

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Posted on April 11, 2017 - 2:36pm, by nwehner

Via Stanford Social Innovation Review

"All too often, MPAs are imposed upon fishing communities without adequate consultation or compensation. But for many of the hundreds of millions of people living around tropical coasts who need to fish to feed their families, accessing their fishing grounds is simply too important to sacrifice. This often places conservation at loggerheads with the needs of coastal communities, paradoxically the very people who depend most on its success and who could be its champions."

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Posted on April 11, 2017 - 1:45pm, by nwehner


April 27, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"In response to the growing demand for unbiased answers and analysis on how deregulatory initiatives by the new Administration and Congress will impact environmental protection, governance, and the rule of law, ELI has released a special report, Regulatory Reform in the Trump Era. The report explains the legal mechanisms and processes that may get deployed, how they work, and the effect on the current regulatory landscape. It responds to the questions that are increasingly being asked of ELI: What are the pathways and impacts of regulatory reform efforts likely to be undertaken? What are the opportunities for the public and other stakeholders to engage relative to reform initiatives?

Join ELI President Scott Fulton and the authors of the report for a discussion of its findings. Our attorneys will present highlights from their research and answer questions from the audience."

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Posted on April 11, 2017 - 10:37am, by nwehner

Via iNews

"Greenpeace activists have installed a 2.5 tonne ocean plastic sculpture this morning on the doorstep of Coca-Cola’s London HQ, in protest at the company’s role in ocean plastic pollution."

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Posted on April 11, 2017 - 10:30am, by nwehner

Via South Coast Today

"Thomson said he came to WHOI to ask that the organization send scientists to the upcoming UN Ocean Conference, which will be held June 5-9 in New York City.

“I’m an advocate, I’m not a scientist,” Thomson said. “It’s very important to me if I can seduce these guys at Woods Hole to come down and play an active role.”"

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Posted on April 11, 2017 - 10:14am, by nwehner

Via AP

" An executive order by President Donald Trump designed to radically cut back on federal regulations has spurred disagreement among fishermen about how it will affect them — and lawmakers and regulators aren't sure what the answer is."

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Posted on April 11, 2017 - 8:58am, by nwehner

Via Quartz

"In 2016, a number of Chinese fishing vessels were shot at for fishing in other nations’ exclusive economic zones, areas of water off countries’ coastlines where those countries have sole rights to pursue economic activity. In March 2016, Argentinian patrol units sank the Chinese fishing boat Lu Yan Yuan Yu 010 as it attempted to flee into international waters after allegedly trawling illegally off the coast of the Argentinian city Puerto Madryn. Recently, in light of illegal Chinese vessels draining the supply of fish, Somali fishermen have turned to piracy. And in November 2016, members of the South Korean coast guard opened fire on two Chinese fishing vessels that had threatened to ram patrol boats in the Yellow Sea near Incheon—not a month after Chinese fishermen rammed and sank a South Korean speedboat in the same area."

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Posted on April 10, 2017 - 11:36am, by nwehner

Via Oceana

"To help combat crime on the northern coast, the Peruvian government is currently considering a plan to create a protected area in the Tropical Pacific Sea. The area would encompass critical habitat around several islands and rocky reefs, and would allocate resources to patrol for pirates and illegal fishers."

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Posted on April 10, 2017 - 10:55am, by nwehner

Via Saving Seafood

"A highly anticipated best practice framework on the management of fishing gear developed by the Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI) launched today for an industry-wide consultation. The framework provides the seafood industry – from port operators to seafood companies – with practical steps to decrease the abundance and effects of ghost gear within their respective industries."