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Posted on December 4, 2017 - 10:39am, by raye
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The Maritime Executive 

"An international agreement to protect the Central Arctic Ocean against all commercial fishing has been reached with the U.S., Canada, Norway, Russia, Denmark, Iceland, Japan, South Korea, China and the European Union signing a 16 year moratorium on commercial fishing in international waters."

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Posted on December 4, 2017 - 10:15am, by raye
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Via Mongabay

"A recent study in the journal Fisheries Research by the Canada- and U.K.-based conservation group Project Seahorse estimates that between 127,000 and 269,000 seahorses are taken from the waters off this one island each year."

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Posted on December 1, 2017 - 10:30am, by raye
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Via Asia Times

"As a result of growth in offshore drilling, trawling and other unsustainable marine activities, China’s own fishing stock has been almost irreversibly depleted. Despite an annual moratorium on fishing, Chinese vessels have set their sights on greener pastures."

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Posted on December 1, 2017 - 9:53am, by raye
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Via NYT

"Out on the sea, the polar ice cap has been melting so quickly as global temperatures rise that once improbable ideas for commercial activities, including fishing near the North Pole, are becoming realistic."

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Posted on November 29, 2017 - 9:57am, by raye
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Via Seattle Times

"As fish stocks have collapsed around the globe due to poor management, overfishing, dams, habitat loss and a range of other threats, Alaska stands out as a model of sustainability both internationally and here at home. Like Alaska, all U.S. fisheries should be rigorously managed by using science-based stock assessments to set catch limits, and strictly enforcing regulations."

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Posted on November 6, 2017 - 1:04pm, by abrown

Via The Seattle Times

"Warm water linked to the blob appears to have knocked back Gulf of Alaska cod. Fishing fleets, many based in Washington, are bracing for cuts."

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Posted on November 3, 2017 - 4:18pm, by abrown
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Via E&E News

"Reversing course, NOAA Fisheries said it will allow anglers in the South Atlantic to catch red snapper for the first time in three years. Calling it an "emergency action," the fisheries service said it would create two mini-seasons over the next two weekends for recreational anglers in federally controlled waters off the coast of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina."

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Posted on November 2, 2017 - 12:48am, by abrown

Via Sierra Express Media

"Sierra Leone’s Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Hon. Elesabeth N. Mans, on Monday, 30th October, 2017 signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Vice Minister of Agriculture, People’s Republic of Chinese, Yu Kangzhen. The MoU is as a result of the need to regulate and administer fishing activities in a bid to combat illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing activities through close cooperation."

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Posted on November 1, 2017 - 2:52pm, by abrown

Via The Herald

"Researchers by one of Europe's leading marine science research organisations, has predicted that by 2100 commercially important species could migrate out from [Scotland’s west coast waters], most likely to colder waters further north, in response to rising sea temperatures."

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