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Posted on October 12, 2017 - 10:45am, by abrown

Via NewsDeeply

"The University of Alaska has produced a procedure for what scientists on research vessels should do to avoid disrupting Indigenous communities’ traditional hunts. The university’s Brenda Konar hopes that other vessels will adopt codes of conduct."

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Posted on October 11, 2017 - 9:25pm, by abrown

Via News Deeply

After a disease wiped out sea stars, the main predator of the sea urchin, urchin populations have increased and are consuming all the bull kelp between San Francisco and the Oregon border.

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Posted on October 11, 2017 - 8:53pm, by abrown
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Via The Guardian

The European Union will not implement a tax on single-use plastics and will instead focus on raising public awareness of the damage consumer plastics do to the oceans to hopefully change the way plastics are produced.

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Posted on October 11, 2017 - 4:00pm, by nwehner
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Via Ocean Conservancy

"The scientists state that a binding international agreement among Arctic countries and nations with distant water fishing fleets must be signed in order to prevent the premature start of commercial fishing and encourage greater scientific research and cooperation. The five countries that signed the 2015 declaration have been discussing such an agreement with Japan, South Korea, the European Union, China and Iceland."

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Posted on October 10, 2017 - 2:22pm, by abrown

Via USA Today

"Internal memos show top Trump administration officials knew extending the recreational fishing season in the Gulf of Mexico from three to 42 days this summer would lead to significant overfishing."

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