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

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
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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
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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 - 4:42pm, by nwehner

Planning a new research or restoration project with openness in-mind from the start ensures you’ll have the funding and time to broadly share your results.

Open Science is a multi-headed hydra of concepts and jargon that can mean many different things to different people and organizations. There are basically two main pillars of Open Science: reducing barriers to access and increasing transparency. For a quick starter to the many facets of Open Science, the Swiss National Science Foundation’s Horizons magazine covered this topic in their September 2016 issue (PDF).

This blog will address some of the core tenets of Open Science, why they are important, and how to plan a project with Open Science principles from the start.

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

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Posted on April 10, 2017 - 10:07am, by nwehner

Via Blue Earth Consultants

"Blue Earth Consultants (Blue Earth), a Division of Eastern Research Group, Inc. (ERG), is coordinating the third annual coastal resiliency workshop at UCI in July. The workshop is sponsored by UCI, through the Empowering Sustainability Initiative, UCI Oceans, and the Newkirk Center for Science and Society. Blue Earth coordinated similar workshops in 2015 and 2016, bringing in keynote speakers and panelists with various perspectives on coastal resiliency. The purpose of the workshop is to share up-to-date information and facilitate networking and building connections among participants at the international, U.S. federal, state, and local scales, who include coastal planners, managers, practitioners, decision-makers, and community members."

Download a flyer here (PDF).

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