News and Updates
"Oceana’s investigation exposes unlawful fishing by EU-flagged vessels from Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain, and calls for global reforms to increase transparency in international fisheries governance"
By Joseph Ierna, Jr.
Each year along the hurricane corridor, it happens like clockwork. Massive storm systems spawn and are born off the coast of Africa, in the warm Atlantic Ocean currents. They march along the Ocean, leaving a path of destruction in their wake. We know they are brewing and we know they are coming. And each year, the chatter starts in the community about the storm details. Here on Long Island in the Bahamas, Hurricane Joaquin, a major storm system that demolished the island in 2015, was used as a comparison to the storm that came though this week, Hurricane Irma. Joaquin was a storm that everyone on Long Island, Bahamas was touched by, with some stories holding very tragic details.
The 5th International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC5), themed "Making Marine Science Matter," will be held from 24 June – 28 June 2018 at the Waterfront Hotel, Kuching, Malaysia (KCH). The Call for Proposals for IMCC5 is currently open!
OceansOnline, a full add-on day to IMCC5, will be held 29 June 2018. The theme for OceansOnline is "Making Marine Science Matter Through Communication and Online Resources." The Call for Proposals for OceansOnline is currently open!
The first study showing that ship exhaust can alter thunderstorm intensity has been published. It was found that thunderstorms that were directly above the world's busiest shipping lanes were significantly more powerful than thunderstorms where ships don't travel.
Via Viêt Nam News
"A master plan on the use of Việt Nam’s sea is being built by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, a necessary move according to experts. The plan will map out sea-based socio-economic activities until 2035 in line with integrated management of sea and island resources and environment."