"On show at Verve Cafe the images in Views from the Trophy Room are montages of the Gisborne artist’s paper mache coral clusters that colonise the walls and workbenches of his tin shed studio."
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"The MPA will be in force for at least 35 years. A joint proposal by New Zealand and the United States (US), advanced through the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), led to an agreement amongst the 24 state parties and the European Union (EU) after more than five years of negotiations."
Via News Deeply
"When researchers reconstructed historical data using modern techniques, they determined that nations have not accurately accounted for past fish catches. But a top U.N.fisheries official disputes the scientists’ methodology and conclusions."
Via UW News
"Beluga whales that spend summers feeding in the Arctic are diving deeper and longer to find food than in earlier years, when sea ice covered more of the ocean for longer periods, according to a new analysis led by University of Washington researchers. "
"The report ‘International Law and Marine Plastic Pollution - Holding Offenders Accountable’ will, according to the BBC, urge governments that are trying to tackle the issue to put legal pressure on those that aren’t."
Via Times Standard
"Several provisions of SB 1309 deal with the Dungeness crab fishing industry — one would allow the director of California Department of Fish and Wildlife to temporarily close a crabbing season in the event of a whale entanglement, another would create new regulations for lost crabbing gear."
Via King 5 News
"Sabey employees started the hatchery in 1999, and have helped restore the stream after years of neglect by removing culverts, clearing shrubs, extracting sediment, and planting trees."
"Now is not the time to turn back the clock on strong, science-based management and conservation. There are many other examples that demonstrate we can restore our ocean and fisheries. These success stories, and the passionate people who make them a reality, give me hope."
Via Hakai Magazine
"About 1.2 billion golf balls are manufactured every year, according to a 2017 report in Chemical & Engineering News, and more than half may be lost in the environment. A New York Times story in 2010 reported that an estimated 300 million disappear each year in the United States alone."
"The Chairman of The Nippon Foundation, Yohei Sasakawa, has announced that The Nippon Foundation – GEBCO Seabed 2030 project to map the bathymetry of the world’s entire ocean floor by 2030 has started."