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Posted on December 19, 2017 - 8:41am, by raye
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Via Hartford Courant 

"Curt Johnson, executive director of the Connecticut Fund for the Environment and Save the Sound, said the plan to continue allowing commercial fishing makes no sense because the monument acts as a “fishery re-establishment zone” where fish populations can be revived without the pressures of human harvesting."

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Posted on December 19, 2017 - 8:37am, by raye
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Via Ghana Web 

"Currently, no Ghanaian-flagged vessel is able to operate in restricted zones without it being observed and arrested. For that matter, the FEU has been able to achieve almost 100 per cent compliance, with respect to Ghanaian vessels fishing within authorised zones. This has also paved the way for most of the operators of industrial vessels to request for valid fishing authorisation from third party states before proceeding to fish in those waters."

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Posted on December 19, 2017 - 8:26am, by raye
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Via Merco Press

"Chile's Under secretariat of Fisheries and Aquaculture, SUBPESCA, and Oceana Chile jointly announced the freezing of the fishing footprint for the common hake and demersal crustacean fisheries. This means that 98% of Chile's exclusive economic zone, EEZ, will be protected from bottom trawling."

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Posted on December 19, 2017 - 8:23am, by raye
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Via Express

"Earlier this year a research team from the University of Bath announced the development of a process for the production of a biodegradable alternative. Using equipment developed by Micropore Technologies, a UK based technology company, the new more eco-friendly beads are made from cellulose, a material that forms the fibres found in wood and plants."

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Posted on December 19, 2017 - 8:01am, by raye
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Via The Guardian 

"Waitrose has been urged to suspend sales of one of its premium products, an eco-certified king scallop from Shetland, which can sell heavily at Christmas.The marine conservation campaign Open Seas challenged Waitrose after it raised concerns that the scallop fishery causes unjustifiable ecological damage because the shellfish are dredged from the seabed."

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Posted on December 19, 2017 - 7:51am, by raye

Via Grist 

"The region is now definitively trending toward an ice-free state, the scientists said, with wide-ranging ramifications for ecosystems, national security, and the stability of the global climate system. It was a fitting venue for an eye-opening reminder that, on its current path, civilization is engaged in an existential gamble with the planet’s life-support system."

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Posted on December 19, 2017 - 7:30am, by raye
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Via Gloucester Times

"Communication among cod comes in the form of vocalized grunts. And for haddock, it’s knocks. Now it appears that increasing traffic noise from large vessels in the Gulf of Maine may be reducing the range of communication for the two species of Atlantic groundfish, according to research by NOAA Fisheries scientists."

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Posted on December 19, 2017 - 7:19am, by raye

Via The Washington Post

"In chapter after chapter, the report details how events such as heat waves in Alaska and intense droughts in parts of Africa probably would not have happened — or certainly wouldn't have been as severe — without the human activity fueling the warming of the planet. Numerous authors behind the report work for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration."

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Posted on December 18, 2017 - 11:33am, by nwehner

Via The Conversation

"Travel is a major global industry, but in 2017 it attracted unprecedented resentment and retaliation towards tourists. A growing global backlash against tourism extended from tropical rain forests to urban destinations like Rio de Janeiro and Venice."

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Posted on December 18, 2017 - 11:28am, by nwehner
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Via The Seattle Times

"Cooke Aquaculture must shut down and remove its Port Angeles Atlantic salmon farm after the state deemed it unsafe and illegal and canceled its lease."

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