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2011-09-07 13:14:16

Scientists find nearly all deep-sea fisheries unsustainable, call for stopping unsustainable fisheries and government subsidies that support them A team of leading marine scientists from around the world is recommending an end to most commercial fishing in the deep sea, the Earth's largest ecosystem. Instead, they recommend fishing in more productive waters nearer to consumers. In a comprehensive analysis published online this week in the journal Marine Policy, marine ecologists,...

2011-01-12 08:45:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanctuary Belize a leader in Belize Real Estate eco-friendly growth is pleased to announce a new ban on trawling in the crystal blue Caribbean waters of our country. This ban will be key to the growth of Belize as the premiere destination for environmentally concerned investors. This complete and permanent ban is a very important step toward safeguarding the world's oceans, and we feel it is significant that Belize, a country so focused on...

2011-01-12 08:37:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanctuary Belize, a leader in Belize Real Estate eco-friendly growth, is pleased to announce a new ban on trawling in the crystal blue Caribbean waters of our country. This ban will be key to the growth of Belize as the premiere destination for environmentally concerned investors. This complete and permanent ban is a very important step toward safeguarding the world's oceans, and we feel it is significant that Belize, a country so focused on...

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2010-09-20 11:22:58

Special issue of Marine Ecology publishes seamount research to contribute to the Census of Marine Life They challenge the mountain ranges of the Alps, the Andes and the Himalayas in size yet surprisingly little is known about seamounts, the vast mountains hidden under the world's oceans. Now in a special issue of Marine Ecology scientists uncover the mystery of life on these submerged mountain ranges and reveal why these under studied ecosystems are under threat. The bathymetry of our oceans...

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2010-09-15 06:40:00

Scientists have for the first time estimated the physical footprint of human activities on the deep seafloor of the North East Atlantic. The findings published in the journal PLoS ONE reveal that the area disturbed by bottom trawling commercial fishing fleets exceeds the combined physical footprint of other major human activities considered. The deep seafloor covers approximately 60% of Earth's surface, but only a tiny fraction of it has been studied to date. Yet as technology advances and...

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2010-02-04 10:11:26

Extensive commercial fishing endangers dolphin populations in the Mediterranean. This has been shown in a new study carried out at the University of Haifa's Department of Maritime Civilizations. "Unfortunately, we turn our backs to the sea and do not give much consideration to our marine neighbors," states researcher Dr. Aviad Scheinin. The study, which was supervised by Prof. Ehud Spanier and Dr. Dan Kerem, examined the competition between the two top predators along the Mediterranean coast...

2009-09-25 07:05:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Matt Rand, director of the Pew Environment Group's Global Shark Conservation Campaign, issued the following statement in response to the United Nations General Assembly address by Johnson Toribiong, president of the Pacific island country of Palau: "The declaration that Palau will become the world's first international shark sanctuary helps fill a dire need to save sharks. Sharks have inhabited our planet for more than 400 million years, but...

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2009-08-18 13:35:00

Environmentalists are pushing for the protection of a large swath of coral reef off the Southeastern US coast. The underwater expanse of creatures and coral lies at the bottom of the Atlantic and spans about 23,000 square miles from North Carolina to Florida. But the collective is under threat from overfishing and energy prospects, and environmentalists are moving to push legislation that would protect the region. They claim that crab pots and bottom trawling for shrimp are the greatest...

2008-09-18 18:00:29

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 18, 2008) - The annual meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) begins next week in Vigo, Spain, the most important port for Spain's high seas fishing fleet. The major challenge facing NAFO at the meeting next week is to deliver on the commitment NAFO made in May 2008 to protect cold- water corals and other deep-sea ecosystems from the destructive impacts of bottom trawl fishing in time to meet the deadline set by the United...

2008-08-24 12:00:22

By Mary Pemberton Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Large areas of the Bering Sea off Alaska's coast will soon be off-limits to bottom trawling, a practice involving fishing vessels that drag huge, weighted nets across the ocean floor. Come Monday, nearly 180,000 square miles of the Bering Sea will be closed to bottom trawling, bringing the total in the Pacific Ocean to 830,000 square miles -- an area more than five times the size of California. Other newly restricted areas are off...


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2007-03-26 13:57:44

The Tarakihi or Jackass morwong, Nemadactylus macropterus, is a morwong of the genus Nemadactylus found off the coast of southern Australia, the Atlantic coast of South America, and all around New Zealand to depths of about 1312.34 ft (400 m). Its length is between 11.81 and 23.62 in (30 and 60 cm). The Tarakihi is similar to the Porae but with a silver body color and a distinctive black saddle immediately behind the head. Their diet is similar to that of the Porae but also with a wide...

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