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Halibut stocks continue to decline amid concerns

As expected, there will be fewer halibut available for fishermen to catch this year -- an 18 percent reduction to 33 million pounds, split among fisheries along the West Coast, British Columbia and Alaska.

Driving the decreases: Pacific halibut stocks continue a decade-long decline, fish are smaller than they should be at age, and, most troubling, scientists believe they have overestimated the halibut biomass for years.
Read more here: http://www.adn.com/2012/01/28/2288893/halibut-stocks-continue-to-decline.html#storylink=cpy

 

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Fishing's global footprint

Fishing's global footprint | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
Humanity's use of the ocean's riches now stretches right across the world, a report shows, as Europe mulls new regulation.
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Peru's vanishing fish stocks 'devastated' by growing fishmeal demand to feed farmed fish and pigs

Peru's vanishing fish stocks 'devastated' by growing fishmeal demand to feed farmed fish and pigs | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

The fish stocks of the southern Pacific and in particular Peru are being plundered by widespread cheating and overfishing, according to a new investigation.

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Marine Turtles: MILLIONS killed by Gillnets, LongLine Super Trawler fisheries

Marine Turtles:  MILLIONS killed by Gillnets, LongLine Super Trawler fisheries | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it


Mongabay, November 13, 2013

-▶  LONGLINE FISHERIES IN COSTA RICA HOOK TENS OF THOUSANDS OF SEA TURTLES EVERY YEAR http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1114-calderone-ucsc-sea-turtles.html?n3ws1ttr


Click Green, May 14, 2014
-▶ FULL BAN ON DRIFTNET FISHING TO BE INTRODUCED IN EUROPEAN WATERS http://www.clickgreen.org.uk/news/international-news/124621-europe-to-introduce-a-full-ban-on-driftnet-fishing.html


Oceana, October 03, 2014
-▶  COUNT, CAP AND CONTROL: AS CALIFORNIA DRIFT GILLNET FISHERY CONTINUES TO KILL MARINE MAMMALS  http://oceana.org/en/blog/2014/10/as-california-drift-gillnet-fishery-continues-to-kill-marine-mammals-oceana-pressures-for-count-cap-and-control-a-0


-▶  CAN SEA TURTLES AVOID TRAWLER NETS? http://www.livescience.com/44374-sea-turtles-trapped-by-nets.html

 

  

                                      IMAGES FROM OCEANA
-▶  THE TERRIBLE AND UNNECESSARY LOSS OF SEA LIFE WITH DRIFT GILL NETS http://oceana.org/en/our-work/promote-responsible-fishing/bycatch/drift-gillnets/stopthenets

 


 gCaptain, February 14, 2012

 -▶  CAPABLE OF FISHING 76,000 HOOKS PER DAY, JENSEN TO DESIGN ONE OF WORLD'S LARGEST LONGLINER FISHING VESSELS http://gcaptain.com/jensen-design-worlds-largest/?40049

 

-▶  10 FRIGHTENING FACTS ABOUT SUPER TRAWLERS | Greenpeace Australia Pacific http://www.greenpeace.org/australia/en/news/oceans/top-10-facts-about-super-trawlers/


                                                GHOST FISHING:

Derelict fishing nets have turned the bottom of the sea into a death trap  http://sco.lt/7jiLC5


 

                                                      WATCH

                                             "DEADLY BYCATCH"

TWO THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH BROUGHT ON TO FISHING VESSELS IS THROWN BACK INTO THE SEA http://sco.lt/6jvCXx

 

 

TicoTimes.net, December 20, 2013
-▶  LONGLINE FISHERMEN DEMAND END TO PLAN TO PROTECT WATERS AROUND COCOS ISLAND http://www.ticotimes.net/More-news/News-Briefs/Longline-fishermen-demand-end-to-plan-to-protect-waters-around-Cocos-Island-_Friday-December-20-2013

 

ScienceDaily, February 20, 2014
-▶ LEGAL "HARVEST" OF MARINE TURTLES TOPS 42,000 EACH YEAR http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140220193512.htm


Terra Daily, April 19, 2014
-▶  THE TASTE FOR LIVE TURTLES PUSHING THEM TO EXTINCTION. : DECLINING CATCH RATES IN CARIBBEAN GREEN TURTLE FISHERY Conservation scientists estimated that more than 170,000 green turtles were killed between 1991 and 2011, with catch rates peaking in 1997 and 2002 and declining steeply after 2008, likely resulting from over-fishing. The trend in catch rates, the authors of the assessment results maintain, indicates the need for take limits on this legal fishery. http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Declining_catch_rates_in_Caribbean_green_turtle_fishery_may_be_result_of_overfishing_999.html

 

 LiveScience via Oceana, March 26, 2014
-▶  CAN SEA TURTLES AVOID TRAWLER NETS? http://www.livescience.com/44374-sea-turtles-trapped-by-nets.html

 

                                        FEATURED VIDEO
                           Focusing On Wildlife, May 21, 2013
              SAVING SEA TURTLES IN MEXICO'S MAGDALENA BAY
Loggerhead sea turtles are drowning in bottom-set gillnets, unable to escape from the nets once entangled. http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/featured-video-saving-sea-turtles-in-mexicos-magdalena-bay/

 

NOLA.com February 19, 2014

-▶ ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS MAY SUE OVER LACK OF TURTLE PROTECTIONS IN GULF SHRIMP TRAWLERS http://www.nola.com/environment/index.ssf/2014/02/environmental_groups_threaten.html

 

Treehugger, February 24, 2014
-▶  42 COUNTRIES HAVE NO LAWS AGAINST KILLING ENDANGERED SEA TURTLES (40,000+ ARE 'LEGALLY' SLAUGHTERED EACH YEAR) http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/42-countries-have-no-laws-against-killing-endangered-sea-turtles-and-40000-are-each-year.html

 

World Wildlife Fund, December 04, 2013

-▶  HOW LONG DO SEA TURTLES LIVE?  WHY THEIR ROLE IN OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS AND OTHER SEA TURTLE FACTS http://worldwildlife.org/stories/how-long-do-sea-turtles-live-and-other-sea-turtle-facts

  

                                             VIDEO With Carl Safina
           SAVING THE OCEAN ; "TRINIDAD'S TURTLE GIANTS' (47:00)
       http://chedd-angier.com/savingtheocean/Season1/Episode7.html


 

 -▶  STOP SEA TURTLE FARMING http://sco.lt/6bjrRh

 

 Mongabay, April 6, 2010

MARINE TURTLES

-▶  Humankind's appetite for seafood has had a bigger impact on the world's marine turtles than long thought... http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0406-hance_marineturtles.html

 

World Environment News February 28, 2013

-▶  PACIFIC LEATHERBACK TURTLE, KNOWN FOR ITS ARDUOUS 6,000 MILE OCEAN TREK, FACES EXTINCTION WITHIN NEXT 20 YEARS http://planetark.org/wen/68042



             THE RACE TO SAVE SEA TURTLES - WILL THEY SURVIVE?

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-▶  DESTRUCTIVE FISHING GEAR KILLS 400K+ SEABIRDS PER YEAR - LONGLINING, INDUSTRIAL TRAWLERS http://sco.lt/8xLtlx


-▶  EMPTYING OUR OCEANS: BILLIONS IN SUBSIDIES PROP UP UNSUSTAINABLE OVERFISHING  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3259929193/emptying-our-oceans-billions-in-subsidies-prop-up-unsustainable-overfishing



                      EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                     How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                         For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH1s9GCqPKo

 

 

 -▶  WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM: OVERFISHING, COLLAPSING FISHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING http://sco.lt/89htxZ


                                    GrindTV, November 25, 2013
                                                      PHOTO

 -▶  ENORMOUS RARE SEA CREATURE HAULED FROM DEPTHS BY DEADLY LONG LINE BOTTOM TRAWLING http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/nature/post/enormous-rare-sea-creature-hauled-from-depths-by-florida-shark-fisherman/

 

                                                       WATCH

                                             CHANGING SEAS

TIGER SHARKS: 4 MILLION YEARS IN THE MAKING AND LOSING THEM FAST http://sco.lt/7WtWF7

 

-▶  SHARK FINNING: SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90% 100 MILLION A YEAR TAKEN JUST FOR THEIR FINS. http://sco.lt/7kHqLZ

 

-▶  MANTA RAYS IN TROUBLE FROM OVERFISHING, FOOD DEPLETION http://sco.lt/6Aj80P

 

 


-▶   OCEAN-GRABBING BY CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL FISHING THREATENS WORLD'S FISHERIES: UN http://sco.lt/6g6w41

 

 

 -▶  OCEAN PLASTIC'S IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND WILD SEA TURTLES http://sco.lt/8XEno1

 


 -▶  LOOTING OUR SEAS:  'FREE-FOR-ALL' DECIMATES FISH STOCKS IN THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3844525946/looting-our-seas-free-for-all-decimates-fish-stocks-in-the-southern-pacific



                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS IN 40 YEARS:  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT

 


 

 

 -▶  GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN  http://sco.lt/8bjv73

 

 

-▶  CLIMATE CHANGE AND OCEAN ACIDIFICATION: HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS  http://sco.lt/6srluz

 

 

 

-▶  +++MORE ON OVERFISHING http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us?q=OVERFISHING

 

 

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$$$$ First global assessment finds highest-grossing tunas and billfishes most vulnerable to extinction $$$$

$$$$ First global assessment finds highest-grossing tunas and billfishes most vulnerable to extinction $$$$ | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

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Sleek, powerful tunas and billfishes that ply the open ocean garner some of the highest prices of any fish. In January, a single bluefin tuna fetched a record $396,000 at a Tokyo auction.

Extinction Extinction Extinction Extinction Extinction Extinction Extinction Extinctio

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New Year's Resolution 2012: Let's Gain Weight in the Ocean

New Year's Resolution 2012: Let's Gain Weight in the Ocean | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions for Americans is to lose weight. But for the fish in America’s oceans, we need to resolve to help them gain weight.
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Oceans: Why are they important? - To Humans and All Life

Oceans: Why are they important? - To Humans and All Life | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
Oceans cover 70% of the earth’s surface, and provide 99% of the world's living space, but mankind is slowly destroying a key source of food, the planet's thermostat and a home to millions of species.
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Ocean's carbon budget balanced: Supply of food to midwater organisms balanced with demands for food: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140320115802.htm
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Could web-connected fishing boats solve the overfishing problem?

Could web-connected fishing boats solve the overfishing problem? | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

By getting a better read on demand, excess fish can be returned to the sea unharmed.

Last year's tsunami absolutely devastated the Japanese fishing industry, leaving fishermen without ports to sell their catch. One company's innovative method of finding replacement buyers in the wake of disaster could wind up solving an even bigger environmental issue: overfishing.

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Overfishing - The consequences

 

One billion people rely on fish as an important source of protein. - WWF An international group of ecologists and economists warned that the world will run out of seafood by 2048... http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VxacxShp3LY

 

Voice of America, April 25, 2014
THE NEW BLUE GROWTH MOVEMENT:  OCEAN SUMMIT PLEDGES TO SAVE THE OCEANS  http://www.voanews.com/content/oceans-summit-closing-25apr14/1901281.html

 

NPR Krulwish Wonders;
-▶ A WHALE STORY - THE OCEANS NATURAL CIRCULAR ECONOMY  http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2014/04/03/298778615/the-power-of-poop-a-whale-story

 

-▶ $400 BILLION OCEAN FISHING INDUSTRY.  LARGE CORPORATE FISHING FLEETS EMPTYING OUR OCEAN http://sco.lt/7ABxHV

 

                                             TED TALK VIDEO
                                                 Paul Nicklen:
                        "TALES OF ICE-BOUND WONDERLANDS"

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra-lxoAUP5c

 

 

 ▶  GREENLAND'S MELTING:  CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/7MZUVV

 

                                                         VIDEO
                                      Real Time with Bill Maher
                                        EcoWatch, April 09, 2014
"IF OCEANS DIE, WE DIE" - SEA SHEPHERD FOUNDER TO BILL MAHER http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/08/sea-shepherd-bill-maher/

 

 

 -▶  OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING C02 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE  http://sco.lt/8WLvHd

 

                                                        WATCH
                                              TED TALK VIDEOS
                                  OCEAN WONDERS ( 10 TALKS)
Dive into the unexplored universe beneath the waves: the beautiful, fragile (and sometimes terrifying) world of the ocean. http://www.ted.com/playlists/7/ocean_wonders

 

 -▶ CHANGING OUR WORLD FOREVER: THE WAY TO A NEW ARCTIC ECOSYSTEM  http://sco.lt/5j55xh

 

National Geographic
-▶ 10 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO SAVE THE OCEAN http://ocean.nationalgeographic.com/ocean/take-action/10-things-you-can-do-to-save-the-ocean/

 

                                                        WATCH 

                                      "MERCURY RISING" Short Film

                                      Poisoned Planet, Poisoned Food

                                              http://sco.lt/6nrixF

 

Smithsonian Magazine
-▶ THE TOP FIVE OCEAN STORIES OF 2013 http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/12/the-top-five-ocean-stories-of-2013/

 

Mirror News, December 22, 2013
-▶ ROBOT DOLPHINS, TURTLES AND SHELLFISH USED AS UNDERWATER SPIES IN THE DEEP BLUE SEA http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/technology-science/technology/robot-dolphins-turtles-shellfish-used-2951264

 

 

-▶ OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

 

 

 

 


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Overfishing of the seas, a Short Film by Uli Henrik Streckenbach.

Overfishing of the seas, a Short Film by Uli Henrik Streckenbach. | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
I love finding amazing student work, and this is a great example. This short film about the fishing industry, its impact on our oceans, the environment, and the world in general is absolutely top n...
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Speak out: River herring plunges 98 percent PLEASE SIGN ! !

Speak out: River herring plunges 98 percent PLEASE SIGN ! ! | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
Overfishing, dam construction and climate change have caused catch levels of river herring to plunge 98 percent from pre-1970 levels.
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New report finds MILLIONS (Not Thousands) of marine turtles killed by LongLine, Super Trawler fisheries

New report finds MILLIONS (Not Thousands) of marine turtles killed by LongLine, Super Trawler fisheries | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Mongabay, April 6, 2010

-▶  Humankind's appetite for seafood has had a bigger impact on the world's marine turtles than long thought... http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0406-hance_marineturtles.html

 

Mongabay, November 13, 2013
-▶  LONGLINE FISHERIES IN COSTA RICA HOOK TENS OF THOUSANDS OF SEA TURTLES EVERY YEAR http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1114-calderone-ucsc-sea-turtles.html?n3ws1ttr

 

                                                FEATURED VIDEO

         -▶                     THE FUTURE OF SEA TURTLES

             SAVING SEA TURTLES IN MEXICO'S MAGDALENA BAY

                                               http://sco.lt/5S7IZ7

 

World Environment News February 28, 2013

-▶  PACIFIC LEATHERBACK TURTLE, KNOWN FOR ITS ARDUOUS 6,000 MILE OCEAN TREK, FACES EXTINCTION WITHIN NEXT 20 YEARS http://planetark.org/wen/68042

 

gCaptain, February 14, 2012

 -▶  CAPABLE OF FISHING 76,000 HOOKS PER DAY, JENSEN TO DESIGN ONE OF WORLD'S LARGEST LONGLINER FISHING VESSELS http://gcaptain.com/jensen-design-worlds-largest/?40049

 

-▶  DESTRUCTIVE FISHING GEAR KILLS 400K+ SEABIRDS PER YEAR - LongLining, Industrial Trawlers  http://sco.lt/8xLtlx

 

-▶  STOP SEA TURTLE FARMING http://sco.lt/6bjrRh

 

-▶  HOW INDUSTRIAL FISHING GEAR IS KILLING WHALES http://sco.lt/8yu4R7

 

 

 

 -▶  OCEAN PLASTIC'S IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND WILD SEA TURTLES http://sco.lt/8XEno1

 

-▶   OCEAN-GRABBING BY CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL FISHING THREATENS WORLD'S FISHERIES: UN http://sco.lt/6g6w41

 

-▶  DEADLY BYCATCH:  TWO THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH BROUGHT ON TO FISHING V ESSELS IS THROWN BACK INTO THE SEA http://sco.lt/6jvCXx

 

 

 

 

-▶  LOOTING OUR SEAS:  'Free-for-all' decimates fish stocks in the southern Pacifichttp://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3844525946/looting-our-seas-free-for-all-decimates-fish-stocks-in-the-southern-pacific

 

-▶  EMPTYING OUR OCEANS: Billions in Subsidies Prop up Unsustainable Overfishing http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3259929193/emptying-our-oceans-billions-in-subsidies-prop-up-unsustainable-overfishing

 

-▶  WHAT HAVE WE DONE? POLAR BEAR MAY NEED TO BE FED BY HUMANS TO SURVIVE http://sco.lt/59BdYH

 

-▶  THOUSANDS OF SEA LION PUPS DEAD FROM STARVATION:  NOT ENOUGH FISH LEFT IN THE SEA  http://sco.lt/6nNENV

 

 

-▶  10 FRIGHTENING FACTS ABOUT SUPER TRAWLERS | Greenpeace Australia Pacific http://www.greenpeace.org/australia/en/news/oceans/top-10-facts-about-super-trawlers/

 

-▶  WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM: OVERFISHING, COLLAPSING FISHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING http://sco.lt/89htxZ

 

 

                                                       WATCH

 

-▶  CHANGING SEAS: TIGER SHARKS: 4 MILLION YEARS IN THE MAKING AND LOSING THEM FAST http://sco.lt/7WtWF7

 

 

-▶  GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN  http://sco.lt/8bjv73

 

 

-▶  CLIMATE CHANGE AND OCEAN ACIDIFICATION: HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS  http://sco.lt/6srluz

 

 

 

-▶  +++MORE ON OVERFISHING http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us?q=OVERFISHING

 

 

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Tweet for Our Oceans in Crisis - Short Exceptional video

Tweet for Our Oceans in Crisis - Short Exceptional video | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Our oceans are a truly wonderful place - here are a few random facts you may or may not know about them...

If we are to survive as a species, we can no longer sustain extracting our precious resources to the point of extinction. The health of the planet is our health. We must change and change now. SEE MY BLOGS: CHANGE IS UPON US, AND CHANGE WE MUST http://ow.ly/8DMeG  AND AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD http://ow.ly/8DMjk

 

 

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Fishing closure to protect stocks

Fishing closure to protect stocks | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
The Isle of Man government closes queenie scallop fisheries off the south of the island to protect stocks against over fishing.

"For the first time in a generation we actually have fishermen working with scientists and the government, all agreeing to do things which will result in a more sustainable industry

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Stop Overfishing in Alaska-All Species Threatened as their food supply dwindles - The Petition Site

Fishers harvest more than 4 billion pounds of fish from the area each year

Current management and practices in the Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands and Gulf of Alaska are threatening North Pacific humpback and sperm whales and the western Aleutian Island sub-population of Steller sea lions.

Changes are needed to the areas where commercial fishermen may fish for groundfish off Alaska's Aleutian Islands to furt (1177 signatures on petition)...

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Take the Pledge: Join the Bluefin Boycott - The Petition Site

Until restaurants stop serving and people stop buying bluefin tuna, the fish will be at risk. (5342 signatures on petition) (RT @Ergo_Iam: Take the Pledge: Join the Bluefin Boycott.
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