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2008-12-19 11:54:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Defense Fund is honored that President-elect Barack Obama has selected EDF Board Vice Chair Jane Lubchenco to head the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), according to several sources contacted by The Washington Post (http://voices.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008/12/18/lubchenco_will_helm_national_o.html). "Dr. Lubchenco is the perfect person to run NOAA because of her tireless work to protect our oceans, and...

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2008-11-11 10:35:00

A rapid, climate change-induced northern migration of invasive marine is one of many research results announced Tues. Nov. 11 during opening day presentations at the First World Conference on Marine Biodiversity, Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, in Valencia. Investigators report that invasive species of marine macroalgae spread at 50 km per decade, a distance far greater than that covered by invasive terrestrial plants. The difference may be due to the rapid dispersion of macroalgae...

2008-09-25 12:00:25

MONTEREY, Calif., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sushi lovers nationwide will soon have a way to make seafood choices that please the palate and safeguard the world's ocean wildlife. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/montereybayaquarium/35141/ (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080925/NYTH051 ) On October 22, three leading ocean conservation organizations -- Blue Ocean Institute, Environmental Defense Fund and the Monterey Bay...

2008-09-19 12:00:19

A pulse of three to four year old cod showing up on the southern Grand Banks may represent NAFO's last chance to rebuild this severely depleted population. At its 2008 Annual Meeting, being held in Vigo Spain, from September 22-26, NAFO will make decisions on catch levels for fisheries with high cod bycatch that will likely determine the fate of cod on the southern Grand Banks. If caution isn't exercised by setting low catch levels there is a good chance that this recruitment pulse of young...

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...

2008-09-05 00:00:12

By Datuk Dr Dionysius S.K. Sharma WE refer to the statement by the agriculture and agro-based industry minister to look into unfreezing some 16,000 fishing vessel licences ("Government to look into frozen fishing vessel licences" - NST, Aug 29). WWF-Malaysia requests the ministry to reconsider the plan to unfreeze those licences. The Fisheries Department surveys show up to a 90 per cent decline in coastal-fish resources since the late 1960s. We, therefore, strongly support the...

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2008-08-14 11:14:39

Jeremy Jackson, senior scientist emeritus of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, asserts in the Aug. 12 issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, that the following steps, if taken immediately, could reverse the demise of the oceans: Establish marine reserves, enforce fishing regulations, implement aquaculture, remove subsidies on fertilizer use, muster human ingenuity to limit fossil fuel consumption, buy time...

2008-08-06 15:00:27

As you report (BusinessDay, July 26-27), who should control fisheries isn't simple. Economically, rational fisheries management doesn't always equal sustainable use and would seldom equal sustainable management of the ecosystem those fish live in. For many fish that are slow-breeding, long-lived and in deep water, mining of the resource makes economic sense. Profits can then go into other businesses or mining of new fish stocks. And even where sustainable use makes sense economically, the...

2008-08-02 15:00:12

The Stop & Shop supermarket chain has signed on to a sustainable- seafood effort promoted by the Conservation Alliance of Seafood Solution. The alliance, made up of more than a dozen conservation organizations, works to protect the health of the world's oceans and the long-term supply of seafood. Companies such as Stop & Shop, which has joined the alliance's Common Vision program, commit toward buying environmentally responsible products and support policy changes to have positive...

2008-07-24 18:00:35

Ocean Conservancy has been chosen as one of Food & Wine magazine's Eco-Ocean award winners for working to restore Gulf of Mexico red snapper. By urging science-based catch limits by regulators and encouraging major seafood suppliers and retailers to engage in fisheries management and offer sustainable options we will be able to end overfishing and rebuild sustainable fisheries. As a result of these efforts, Gulf red snapper now has a management plan based on science and the population has...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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