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PrimeFish and the Technical University of Bremenhaven will join international experts and industry representatives from the 6th to the 10th of August in Bremerhaven (Germany), one of the largest hubs for the seafood industry in Europe.
Ecological “law” turns out to just be the result of us fishing
New research is breaking down Heincke's law. Instead of previous assumptions that older fish preferred deeper depths because of societal shunning or temperature, these fish are most likely traveling deep to escape from being food for us. Live and learn, fish style. (via Ars Technica)
I asked 15 ocean plastic pollution experts about the Ocean Cleanup project, and they have concerns
Southern Fried Science dives into the effectiveness of the Ocean Cleanup Project through comparing responses from an interview with the COO of the Project against ocean plastic experts. Let's just say, most experts are wary of the Project's usefulness. (via SouthernFriedScience).
India Announces 'Game-Changing' Single-Use Plastics Ban
By 2022, India aims to be totally single-use plastic free. Along with this decision, India has joined the Clean Seas campaign and sets to limit ocean littering along their coasts. Holding the second largest population in the world, this decision could mean big changes in plastic wastes. (via UN Environment)
Without seagrass we’d lose one-fifth of our biggest fisheries
The health of over 20% of our world’s largest fisheries are found to depend on an innocuous marine angiosperm, the seagrass. Seagrasses worldwide provide a safe haven for young fish, crustaceans and many others. Scientists fear the destruction of seagrass habitat is going unnoticed, leaving fisheries more vulnerable. (via Anthropocene)
Alaska Airlines ends use of non-recyclable plastic straws
Alaska Airlines is saying STOP to plastic straws. Partnering with environmental group Lonely Whale, Alaska airlines will no longer be providing plastic straws to customers, instead opting for compostable alternatives. In 2017 alone, Alaska airlines distributed "roughly 22 million plastic stir straws and citrus picks". (via The Hill)