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2008-08-05 00:00:17

By LIZ PHILLIPS South Devon fishermen, already banned from scalloping in 60 square miles of Lyme Bay, have condemned the launch of a new three- year eco-study of the seabed as 'a Government delaying tactic'. Scalloping is worth more than pounds3million a year to the port of Brixham because it has no catch limit like sole or plaice. Paignton fisherman Nick Prust, spokesman for the South West Inshore Fishermen's Association, said the pounds400,000 cost of the new Plymouth University study...

2008-07-31 00:00:00

Scientists are to carry out a study of the ecological and economic impact of the Lyme Bay fishing ban. Scallop dredging and bottom trawling were prohibited in around 10 per cent of the bay this month by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Marine researchers will examine the effect this has on what is described as one of Britain's richest marine environments. It will also look at the effect on local fishermen. (c) 2008 Express & Echo (Exeter UK). Provided by...

2008-07-16 00:00:19

By EXCLUSIVE Philip Bowern Pressure from the Devon Wildlife Trust, which succeeded in banning scallopers and other bottom trawlers from an area of Lyme Bay, could force the displaced fishermen to move into even more sensitive marine areas off Devon and Dorset. That warning was made to Paul Gompertz of the Devon Wildlife Trust as long ago as December last year in letters seen by the Western Morning News. Yet the trust pressed ahead with its calls for a ban on bottom trawling in a large...

2008-07-09 21:00:15

North Carolina's most spectacular and unspoiled natural habitat doesn't get many visitors. It's so remote that most people would never notice if harm came to it. That's exactly why it deserves strong protection before it's too late. The Lophelia banks lie in deep North Carolina coastal waters, part of a chain of coral formations stretching from New England to the Florida keys. Only scientists in specially designed submersibles have seen them, but their findings portray an immensely rich...

2008-06-25 18:02:34

By Richard Gaines, Gloucester Daily Times, Mass. Jun. 25--Last of 3 parts A charter officer of the nonprofit corporation created to support a more aggressive approach to federal management of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary has resigned in the face of what she describes as a bias against commercial fishing. "I felt like the group had an attitude that was anti-fishing," Dale Brown told the Times yesterday Brown said she resigned a month ago from Stellwagen Alive:...

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2008-02-15 10:55:00

Bottom trawling, an industrial fishing method that drags large, heavy nets across the seafloor stirs up huge, billowing plumes of sediment on shallow seafloors that can be seen from space. As a result of scientific studies showing that bottom trawling kills vast numbers of corals, sponges, fishes and other animals, bottom trawling has been banned in a growing number of places in recent years. Now satellite images show that spreading clouds of mud remain suspended in the sea long after the...

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2006-10-03 12:55:00

WASHINGTON - President Bush called for a halt to destructive fishing on the high seas Tuesday and said the United States will work to eliminate or better regulate practices such as bottom trawling that devastate fish populations and the ocean floor. Bush directed the State and Commerce departments to promote "sustainable" fisheries and to oppose any fishing practices that destroy the long-term natural productivity of fish stocks or habitats such as seamounts, corals and sponge fields for...

2006-07-27 16:05:00

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Newly discovered gardens of colorful corals, which bloom about 1,000 feet (305 meters) underwater off Alaska's Aleutian Islands and in the Gulf of Alaska, will get special protection starting Friday. A new rule bars bottom trawling, the fishing technique that uses nets to drag the ocean floor, in an area off Alaska equivalent in size to Texas and Colorado combined. It is the largest protected area in U.S. waters and one of the biggest in the...

2006-05-19 00:20:00

GENEVA -- Governments worldwide have failed to prevent overfishing in the oceans, where a proliferation of bottom-trawling threatens to wipe out deep sea species, conservation groups WWF and Traffic said on Friday. The environmentalists said the existing system of regional fisheries regulation, meant to control the depletion of ocean life, had responded slowly to new threats and done little to enforce fishing quotas or rebuild vulnerable stocks. Their report, released ahead of a New York...

2006-03-21 13:50:00

OSLO (Reuters) - The United Nations should protect the world's oceans from deep sea fishing and pollution in the same way as environmentally sensitive land, the lobby group Greenpeace said on Tuesday. A Greenpeace report, published to coincide with a U.N. meeting in Brazil on biodiversity, said that 40 percent of the world's oceans should be placed in nature reserves. Just 0.6 percent of the oceans are protected reserves at present, compared with 12 percent of the world's land, according to...


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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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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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