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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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Posted on October 10, 2017 - 2:01pm, by abrown
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Via The Maritime Executive

"Environmental NGO Oceana and a group of leading marine insurers have released a statement on safeguards to reduce the threat of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. The group has commited to implement and promote due-diligence processes that will make it harder for blacklisted fishing vessels to find insurance coverage."

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Posted on October 10, 2017 - 10:58am, by alewin

Via Mongabay

"International trade in silky and thresher sharks will now be strictly regulated, according to a press release by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)...The rules came into force on October 4, 2017."

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Posted on October 9, 2017 - 1:41pm, by nwehner

Via IISD SDG Knowledge Hub

"The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention) has entered into force. The Convention addresses aquatic invasive alien species (IAS) by requiring all ships to implement a ballast water management plan, among other actions."

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