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Posted on August 1, 2017 - 9:59am, by nwehner
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Punta Gorda, July 31, 2017 – Representatives from eight marine protected area organisations came together in Belize to develop strategic plans in support of marine protected area law enforcement.  

“With our national partners and with our counterparts from three Caribbean countries we’re looking at the future of our marine protected area enforcement programs,” explained Mrs. Celia Mahung, Executive Director of the Toledo Institute for Development and Environment, TIDE Belize.

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Posted on July 31, 2017 - 4:03pm, by nwehner

Via EDF

"The International Fisheries Innovation Network (I-FIN) is a new global coalition of scientists and economists committed to tackling one of the world’s greatest environmental challenges, overfishing, by collecting, sharing and using data in new and innovative ways to improve fisheries management for the betterment of people around the world, and the ocean resources they depend on."

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Posted on July 31, 2017 - 12:42pm, by nwehner

Via NOAA

"Nineteen research projects that protect life and property, strengthen the economy, and conserve as well as restore coastal and marine resources were recommended to receive a total of $13.8 million in funding through the 2017 NOAA Coastal Resilience Grants program today."

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Posted on July 31, 2017 - 11:24am, by nwehner

Via Business Mirror

"Local government officials in central Philippines want the Visayan Sea to be designated as a fisheries management area (FMA) so it could be protected from illegal fishing and destructive fishing practices."

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Posted on July 31, 2017 - 11:07am, by nwehner

Via The Hindu

"The Sri Lankan Parliament unanimously passed an Amendment to the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Act on July 6 that declared the method of fishing by bottom trawling an offence. It is aimed at curbing local trawlers as well as deterring trawlers from Tamil Nadu. Here’s an explainer on bottom trawling and deep-sea fishing, and the impact of the ban on fishermen from Tamil Nadu."

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Posted on July 31, 2017 - 10:59am, by nwehner
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Via Parliament of the Republic of South Africa

"The Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs will this week begin public hearings on the Marine Spatial Planning Bill. The Marine Spatial Planning Bill aims to improve the way we look after the ocean in our economic exclusion zones. The Bill also recognises that we must co-ordinate planning in South Africa’s ocean space and use of the resources so they can last."

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Posted on July 31, 2017 - 10:51am, by nwehner

Via Forbes

"About 10 years ago, Mei Lin Neo, 31, was tasked with reproducing an offspring of giant clams. What was originally supposed to be just another science experiment where she would take the larvae of the offspring to examine for a few weeks has now defined Neo’s life-long purpose to save the giant clam as a marine biologist."

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