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Posted on February 21, 2018 - 12:00pm, by abrown
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Via News Deeply

"When researchers reconstructed historical data using modern techniques, they determined that nations have not accurately accounted for past fish catches. But a top U.N.fisheries official disputes the scientists’ methodology and conclusions."

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Posted on February 21, 2018 - 11:14am, by raye
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Via UW News

"Beluga whales that spend summers feeding in the Arctic are diving deeper and longer to find food than in earlier years, when sea ice covered more of the ocean for longer periods, according to a new analysis led by University of Washington researchers. "

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Posted on February 21, 2018 - 11:10am, by raye
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Via Marine Conservation Society 

"The report ‘International Law and Marine Plastic Pollution - Holding Offenders Accountable’ will, according to the BBC, urge governments that are trying to tackle the issue to put legal pressure on those that aren’t."

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Posted on February 21, 2018 - 11:04am, by raye

Via Times Standard

"Several provisions of SB 1309 deal with the Dungeness crab fishing industry — one would allow the director of California Department of Fish and Wildlife to temporarily close a crabbing season in the event of a whale entanglement, another would create new regulations for lost crabbing gear."

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Posted on February 21, 2018 - 10:41am, by raye

Via The David and Lucille Packard Foundation

"Now is not the time to turn back the clock on strong, science-based management and conservation. There are many other examples that demonstrate we can restore our ocean and fisheries. These success stories, and the passionate people who make them a reality, give me hope."

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Posted on February 21, 2018 - 10:36am, by raye
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Via Hakai Magazine

"About 1.2 billion golf balls are manufactured every year, according to a 2017 report in Chemical & Engineering News, and more than half may be lost in the environment. A New York Times story in 2010 reported that an estimated 300 million disappear each year in the United States alone."

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Posted on February 21, 2018 - 10:23am, by raye

Via The Maritime Executive

"The Chairman of The Nippon Foundation, Yohei Sasakawa, has announced that The Nippon Foundation – GEBCO Seabed 2030 project to map the bathymetry of the world’s entire ocean floor by 2030 has started."

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Posted on February 20, 2018 - 12:02pm, by raye

Via The Boston Globe

"At a recent meeting with a host of skeptical lobstermen, scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution presented the concept of ropeless fishing, a nascent technology that eliminates the need for the long, taut ropes that extend from millions of traps at the bottom of the ocean to their buoys at the surface. These ropes have killed many of the docile mammals."

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