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Objections spark review into proposals to give Sound of Barra protected status - Environment - Scotsman.com

Objections spark review into proposals to give Sound of Barra protected status - Environment - Scotsman.com | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
The Scottish Government today ordered a public inquiry (please change to independent review) into controversial plans to make the Sound of Barra a key marine conservation area, despite its own advisors recommending the move.
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‘Fiscal cliff’ threatens wildlife refuge system

‘Fiscal cliff’ threatens wildlife refuge system | Blue Planet | Scoop.it

If Congress does not reach a compromise in the next six weeks, the Budget Control Act of 2011 will go into effect when the clock turns to midnight on Dec.

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Salmon Run Provides Eggs for Harvesting and Meat for Foodbanks - capradio.org

Salmon Run Provides Eggs for Harvesting and Meat for Foodbanks - capradio.org | Blue Planet | Scoop.it

The annual salmon run in California will allow fish hatcheries to raise and release millions of young salmon next year. The fish will also provide food banks with a rich bounty

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State continues ban on blue crab dredging, extends potting season

State continues ban on blue crab dredging, extends potting season | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
Winter dredging for blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay is closed for the fifth year in a row as the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) moved Monday to continue to protect and rebuild the stock of pregnant hibernating females.
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BCs environmentalists miss opportunity to protect salmon

BCs environmentalists miss opportunity to protect salmon | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
British Columbia’s environmental movement is missing a big catch. Instead of leveraging the Cohen Commission report to call for immediate government actions to save wild salmon, they’re mired in hackneyed anti-farming rhetoric.
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Violent dolphin deaths along northern Gulf Coast are a mystery for scientists

Violent dolphin deaths along northern Gulf Coast are a mystery for scientists | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
Officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday they're asking the public to be on the lookout for injured or dead dolphins after several were found mutilated along the northern Gulf Coast.
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NJ Beaches 30-40 Feet Narrower After Sandy: Study

NJ Beaches 30-40 Feet Narrower After Sandy: Study | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
The average New Jersey beach is 30 to 40 feet narrower after Sandy, according to a survey that is sure to intensify a long-running debate on whether federal dollars should be used to replenish stretches of sand...
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Decision due soon on Pagham’s coastal protection zone

Decision due soon on Pagham’s coastal protection zone | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
A DECISION about a controversial marine policy for Pagham will be made soon.

Fisheries minister Richard Benyon has said he will announce his view about whether a marine conservation zone should be established around the already heavily-protected area by Christmas.

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Decision makers must follow scientific advice and not increase bluefin tuna quotas

Decision makers must follow scientific advice and not increase bluefin tuna quotas | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
WWF calls on decision makers and the fishing industry to follow the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) Scientific Committee`s advice to ensure the bluefin tuna quota in the Eastern Atlantic and the...
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Dolphins filmed fishing in trawler nets: Modifications needed to reduce bycatch

Dolphins filmed fishing in trawler nets: Modifications needed to reduce bycatch | Blue Planet | Scoop.it

Murdoch University researchers have caught bottlenose dolphins on camera repeatedly raiding trawler fishing nets for food in northern Western Australia.

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Undersea creatures seen for the first time

Undersea creatures seen for the first time | Blue Planet | Scoop.it

The mysterious undersea creatures seen for the first time as researchers say a third of marine species are still unknown to science

And that’s despite the fact more species have been described in the last decade than in any previous one, the new report says.

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European Commission - Environment - Marine Directive

European Commission - Environment - Marine Directive | Blue Planet | Scoop.it

Marine litter is a global concern, affecting all the oceans of the world. Every year, millions and millions of tons of litter end up in the ocean worldwide, turning it into the world's biggest landfill and thus posing environmental, economic, health and aesthetic problems.

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MPA Fishing Coalition calls for marine sites code of conduct

MPA Fishing Coalition calls for marine sites code of conduct | Blue Planet | Scoop.it

The process of establishing a network of marine protected areas, and the management measures that will apply within them, will be one of the most significant developments affecting fishermen since the introduction of TACs and quotas.

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Postcard bid to save Britain s seas

Postcard bid to save Britain s seas | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
Pet Business World is the No.1 website for the UK pet trade – from the same stable as pbwnews, the leading magazine for pet trade professionals since 1951...
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EU Ministers must protect deep sea

EU Ministers must protect deep sea | Blue Planet | Scoop.it

Brussels, 19th November 2012. In a letter sent ahead of the November Fisheries Council meeting, Seas At Risk and the Fisheries Secretariat are calling on EU Ministers to set quotas for deep sea species that reflect the vulnerability of these stocks given their unique life traits.

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Hopes high for quotas as cod recovery welcomed - Fishupdate.com

Hopes high for quotas as cod recovery welcomed - Fishupdate.com | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
The first round of negotiations between the EU and Norway to agree on catching opportunities for shared stocks – a very important part of the Scottish...
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A whale of a discovery makes scientific splash - CNN.com

A whale of a discovery makes scientific splash - CNN.com | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
Scientists now know that two dead whales washed up on a New Zealand beach in late 2010 were spade-toothed beaked whales -- among the world's rarest mammals.
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World Fisheries Day tomorrow

World Fisheries Day tomorrow | Blue Planet | Scoop.it

World Fisheries day is being celebrated every year on November 21 throughout the world by the fisherfolk communities.

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Atlantic bluefin tuna quota to rise slightly

Atlantic bluefin tuna quota to rise slightly | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
Annual catches of Atlantic bluefin tuna will rise slightly from next year, green groups said Monday at a meeting of countries that hunt the much-prized but threatened species.
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Newhaven eco warrior calls for beach clean to save wildlife

Newhaven eco warrior calls for beach clean to save wildlife | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
Young Newhaven eco warrior Jack Bowes was inspired by a school talk to pick up beach litter and encourage others to remove the rubbish that is blighting our coastline and endangering marine life.
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Vast marine conservation area created

Vast marine conservation area created | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
Australia on Friday created the world's largest network of marine reserves, protecting a huge area of ocean environment despite claims it will devastate the fishing industry.
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Government to Impose New Limits on Shark Fishing

Government to Impose New Limits on Shark Fishing | Blue Planet | Scoop.it

US government plans to require almost all sharks landed by recreational fishermen off the Atlantic Coast and the Gulf of Mexico to measure at least eight feet from nose to fork in the tail, a move that some recreational fishermen said will end their sport but that conservationists say is needed to save an imperiled species.

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WWF praises people power in spurring Australia marine parks decision

WWF praises people power in spurring Australia marine parks decision | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
This morning, WWF congratulated the Federal Government of Australia on finalising the boundaries and basic layout of the world’s largest network of marine parks.
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US Navy to replace mine-detecting dolphins with underwater robots

US Navy to replace mine-detecting dolphins with underwater robots | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
The BBC reports this week that the US Navy is looking to replace its fleet of specially trained sea mammals with mine-detecting robots. For nearly 50 years, the Navy has been using dolphins and sea...
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Cook Islands to create world’s largest marine park -

Cook Islands to create world’s largest marine park - | Blue Planet | Scoop.it

Encompassing approximately 1.07 million square kilometres of marine habitat – an area more than twice the size of Papua New Guinea – the Cook Islands Marine Park will become the largest marine park ever declared by a single country

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