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"Crews operating outside the law will have a tougher time landing their catch in Central America and the Dominican Republic in coming years after leaders of eight countries in the region agreed to work together to tighten port standards for verifying the legality of incoming fish. Ministers and fisheries directors from those countries also agreed to cooperate with each other in the fight against illegal fishing."
"An international team of researchers has found a trove of marine fossils at a North American site that offers evidence of life bouncing back faster than thought after the most devastating mass extinction in Earth's history."
"These preliminary documents are intended to provide key stakeholders and tribes an opportunity to conduct an early review of the plan and provide feedback to state agencies on plan content. A formal draft is currently expected to be released for public comment in May."
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"The PNCIMA Plan provides an overarching ecosystem-based management framework that sets out the context and direction for ocean management along the Pacific North Coast. The Plan was developed by the PNCIMA Steering Committee, comprised of Federal, Provincial, and First Nations governments."
"CreatureCast.org brings you stories about the unexpected world of animals. In this episode, Dr. Phil Pugh talks about studying jellyfish that cannot be collected in nets, and about his first times seeing live ones. These jellyfish are called siphonophores."
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"The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, P.C., Q.C., M.P., Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced the establishment of the new Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound Glass Sponge Reefs Marine Protected Area to safeguard the globally unique and important aquatic environment that provides key habitats for marine wildlife."