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Posted on December 1, 2017 - 10:30am, by raye
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Via Asia Times

"As a result of growth in offshore drilling, trawling and other unsustainable marine activities, China’s own fishing stock has been almost irreversibly depleted. Despite an annual moratorium on fishing, Chinese vessels have set their sights on greener pastures."

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Posted on December 1, 2017 - 9:56am, by raye

Via Earth Touch News

"After almost a decade of planning, Canada has officially established its largest marine conservation area to date. The vast stretch of pristine ocean has been called the "Serengeti of the Arctic", and it's home to 20 percent of the world's beluga whales."

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Posted on December 1, 2017 - 9:53am, by raye
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Via NYT

"Out on the sea, the polar ice cap has been melting so quickly as global temperatures rise that once improbable ideas for commercial activities, including fishing near the North Pole, are becoming realistic."

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Posted on December 1, 2017 - 9:50am, by raye
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Via Metro

"Glitter catches our eye, adds glitz to anything and can glam up your look on a hot night out. It also gets stuck on everything and seemingly (like beach sand) never goes away, but that isn’t why researchers are suggesting a ban on glitter. Glitter does “terrible damage” to the environment, scientists say."

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Posted on November 30, 2017 - 6:25pm, by abrown
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Via The Guardian

"Concerns over debris littering the world’s oceans are back in the spotlight after a Canadian fishing crew found a lobster with the blue and red Pepsi logo imprinted on its claw."

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Posted on November 30, 2017 - 10:32am, by raye

Via Phys.org

"A team of economists led by Oregon State University developed a decision method that can be applied to the management of lionfish. Their method, they say, can be applied to other invasive populations, giving managers a tool for calculating the cost of not only eradication or mitigation, but also the monitoring that often needs to be done to keep management on track."

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Posted on November 30, 2017 - 10:17am, by raye

Via Miami New Times

"Nearly three months ago, Hurricane Irma destroyed thousands of boats in marinas as it spun through the Sunshine State. Workers have spent weeks towing the vessels to shore and clearing out the debris, but hundreds of boats remain smashed and sunken in coastal waterways. And now marine scientists warn that the decaying wreckage could harm delicate local ecosystems."

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Posted on November 30, 2017 - 9:55am, by raye

Via The Conversation

"In general, scientific investigations provide precise and measurable information, collected over short amounts of time. But this “local ecological knowledge” is made up of observations collected over very long time periods, which are often passed down through the generations. It can be simple things, like knowing the best places to fish, or can include rare or extreme events, such as floods or periods of bad weather."

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Posted on November 30, 2017 - 9:51am, by raye
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Via Xinhua Net

"The Marine Protected Area was agreed in October 2016 with the consensus of all 25 members of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, which was established by an international convention in 1982 with the objective of conserving Antarctic marine life."

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