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2013-11-13 12:20:48

Funds dispersed over 5-year period will help organization address critical seafloor habitat and marine life protection WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Oceana announced today the receipt of a grant from UK-based Arcadia Fund. The funding of 5,000,000 US dollars will be paid over a period of five years to support Oceana's campaigns to protect biodiversity in the world's oceans. This grant will enable Oceana to achieve its campaign goals in habitat and marine life protection. "Arcadia...

Habitat Protection Removed For Most Fish Species In Canada Due To Changes In Fisheries Legislation
2013-11-07 09:16:06

University of Calgary University of Calgary and Dalhousie University fisheries biologists say federal Fisheries Act revisions were unscientific Federal government changes to Canada's fisheries legislation "have eviscerated" the ability to protect habitat for most of the country's fish species, scientists at the University of Calgary and Dalhousie University say in a new study. The changes were "politically motivated," unsupported by scientific advice – contrary to government policy...

Hawaiian Seafood Menus Detail Plight Of Fisheries
2013-08-06 09:50:49

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Every year, thousands of tourists bring home colorful restaurant menus from Hawaii. These souvenirs hold more than just happy memories; they also contain valuable data that allows researchers to track long-term changes to important fisheries in the state. A team of scientists, led by Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, is using the menus as part of a larger project designed to fill a 45-year gap in official records...

2013-02-21 16:27:02

HAMBURG, Germany, February 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "World Ocean Review 2 - Die Zukunft der Fische, die Fischerei der Zukunft" is the first comprehensive analysis of the condition of the world's fisheries, the impact on world food supplies and the marine ecosystem. On 21 February, "World Ocean Review 2 - Die Zukunft der Fische, die Fischerei der Zukunft" (WOR 2) was released. In the new report published by the non-profit organisation maribus gGmbH with support from...

2012-10-01 02:21:10

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Andrew F. Sharpless, CEO of the largest international ocean conservation organization, issues a statement on the new report: Status and Solutions for the World's Unassessed Fisheries. "This study finally lays to rest the question of whether or not the world's fisheries are in crisis - they are. As the authors report, more than half of the world's fisheries are in decline. And as they point out, worst hit are small scale fisheries which are critical...

2012-08-29 23:02:06

Dayton Lee Alverson´s “Race to the Sea” details ongoing struggle for preservation Seattle, WA (PRWEB) August 29, 2012 The world´s oceans have the potential to be the bootstrap that propels the planet into the next millennium. Whether it´s as a food source or a power source or living space, the oceans will be important. It is with an awareness of that importance that Doctor Dayton Lee Alverson offers his new book “Race to the Sea” (published by...

2012-08-12 23:01:58

The growth of aquaculture market is playing its role in bridging the gap between demand and supply of fishery industry products. (PRWEB) August 12, 2012 From ancient times, fishing from oceans, lakes and rivers has been a major source of food, provider of employment and other economic benefits for humanity. However, for nearly 4 decades, the dramatic increase of pollution, abusive fishing techniques worldwide, and illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, has resulted in declining fish...

2012-08-02 16:45:33

Widespread skin cancer has been identified for the first time in wild marine fish populations, new research has shown. A collaborative study between Newcastle University, UK, and the Australian Institute of Marine Science published today in the academic journal PLoS ONE - reveals the incidence of melanoma in the coral trout, a species found on the Great Barrier Reef and directly beneath the world's largest hole in the ozone layer. This is the first time skin cancer has been diagnosed in...

2012-06-07 02:20:24

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, surrounding the 20th anniversary of World Oceans Day, Oceana unveiled a report outlining how saving the world's oceans can help to feed the 9 billion people projected to be on earth by 2050. The report explains how implementing science-based fisheries management in the 25 countries that control more than 75% of the world's fish stocks - specifically measures that reduce overfishing, protect habitat and limit bycatch - will increase fish stocks...

sharksScientists Provide First Large-Scale Estimate of Reef Shark Losses in The Pacific Ocean
2012-04-27 07:39:01

Tales from towed diver surveys demonstrate sobering truth about these top predators Many shark populations have plummeted in the past three decades as a result of excessive harvesting — for their fins, as an incidental catch of fisheries targeting other species, and in recreational fisheries. This is particularly true for oceanic species. However, until now, a lack of data prevented scientists from properly quantifying the status of Pacific reef sharks at a large geographic scale....