EMPTYING OUR OCEANS
THE WORLD'S LARGEST FACTORY FISHING TRAWLER
-▶ SUPER TRAWLER NETS BIG ENOUGH TO HOLD 13 JUMBO JETS - USING GPS TO SWEEP UP ALL IN IT'S PATH
In most places, the oceans have lost more than 75 per cent of their “megafauna” – large creatures such as whales, sharks, dolphins, rays and turtles. Numbers of some species – oceanic whitetip sharks; American sawfish – are down by as much as 99 per cent. For every 20 leatherback turtles in the Pacific 50 years ago, only one remains http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1838791014/sea-change-the-loss-of-ocean-species-is-staggering
Gizmag, November 17, 2014
GOOGLE JOINS THE EFFORT TO COMBAT OVERFISHING WITH GLOBAL FISHING WATCH.
Google has partnered with SkyTruth and Oceana to produce a new tool to track global fishing activity. Known as Global Fishing Watch, the interactive web tool uses satellite data to provide detailed vessel tracking, and aims to harness the power of citizen engagement to tackle the issue of overfishing. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, more than 90 percent of the world’s fisheries are working at peak capacity, with as much as one-third of marine fish stocks now suffering from overfishing. http://www.gizmag.com/google-overfishing-global-fishing-watch/34794/
Vox, November 17, 2014
▶ THESE ANIMATED MAPS TRACK EVERY LARGE FISHING BOAT IN THE WORLD http://www.vox.com/2014/11/17/7234585/global-fishing-watch-maps
Dec. 24, 2012 The Center For Public Integrity
-▶ CORPORATE FISHING FLEETS HAVE DEVASTATED STOCKS IN THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC, ONCE AMONG THE WORLD'S RICHEST WATERS http://www.publicintegrity.org/2012/01/25/7900/free-all-decimates-fish-stocks-southern-pacific
August 16, 2013 The Fish Site
-▶ PACIFIC TUNA STOCKS IN ALARMING DECLINE: TOO MANY INDUSTRIAL FISHING VESSELS PLUNDERING THE OCEANS WITH HIGHLY DESTRUCTIVE FISHING TECHNIQUES http://www.thefishsite.com/fishnews/21031/pacific-tuna-stocks-in-alarming-decline#sthash.MgpLJS46.dpuf
InterPressService, November 2012
▶ EMPTYING OUR OCEANS: BILLIONS IN SUBSIDIES PROP UP UNSUSTAINABLE OVERFISHING http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/11/billions-in-subsidies-prop-up-unsustainable-overfishing/
Greenpeace International, November 15, 2014
▶ EUROPE'S MONSTER BOATS PLUNDER PACIFIC TUNA STOCKS http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/news/Blogs/makingwaves/monster-boats/blog/51334/
France 24, October 30, 2012 -
▶ OCEAN GRABBING BY CORPORATE FISHING FLEETS THREATENS WORLD FISHERIES. "Future generations will pay the price" for so-called ocean-grabbing, the process by which industrial global fishing fleets scoop up vast stocks of fish from protected waters to the detriment of local communities and small-scale fishing, said Olivier de Schutter, the United Nations special rapporteur on food. "Industrial fishing in far-flung waters may seem like the economic option, but only because fleets are able to pocket major subsidies while externalizing the costs of over-fishing and resource degradation," he said after the publication of a report that says fish account for 15% of world protein intake from animals.... http://www.france24.com/en/20121030-ocean-grabbing-threatens-worlds-fisheries-un
Huffington Post Green, November 17, 2014
▶ NEAR COLLAPSE OF GULF OF MAIN COD LEADS TO FISHING BAN http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carl-safina/near-collapse-of-gulf-of-_b_6172258.html
TakePart, October 6, 2013
▶ CAPABLE OF SUCKING UP 7,000 TONS OF FISH IN 1,800-FOOT LONG NETS, GIANT SHIPS KILL OFF OCEANS AND SMALL FISHERMAN http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/10/06/greenpeace-overfishing-trawlers
PUT YOUR TUNA ROLL DOWN AND WATCH THIS!
TO THE LAST FISH
Pacific Bluefin Tuna On Brink of Extinction Thanks to Super Trawlers
Greenpeace, November 04, 2014
▶ EXPOSING 20 EUROPEAN FISHING VESSELS RESPONSIBLE FOR RAPING OUR OCEANS “The operators of these vessels use tricks – like changing the identity and flag of their vessels or using front companies and tax havens – to increase their access to fishing opportunities or to circumvent rules and regulations. They create comparatively little employment, while putting in jeopardy the health of our seas. EU governments must stop turning a blind eye to overfishing, remove monster boats from industrial fishing fleets and encourage low-impact alternatives.” http://www.greenpeace.org/eu-unit/en/News/2014/Monster-boats-nov-2014/
Irish Examiner, March 07, 2014
▶ MONSTER SUPER TRAWLER, BANNED FROM AUSTRALIA, CAN FISH (OUT) IRISH WATERS http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/fishing-authorities-say-super-trawler-banned-from-australia-can-fish-in-irish-waters-261117.html
4 Corners ABC TV Australia
INSIDE A SUPER TRAWLER
400,000 Tons of Fish At A Time
Greenpeace, November 04, 2014
MONSTER BOATS: THE SCOURGE OF THE OCEANS:
The Destructive Concentration of Power and Quota in the EU Fishing Industry PDF Download http://www.greenpeace.org/eu-unit/Global/eu-unit/reports-briefings/2014/GP_monsterboats_report.pdf
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
TakePart, October 7, 2013
▶ GLOBAL OUTCRY AGAINST MONSTER FISHING TRAWLERS http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/10/06/greenpeace-overfishing-trawlers?cmpid=tp-ptnr-scribol
October 30, 2012 OSLO (Reuters)
▶ U.N. URGES FOREIGN FISHING FLEETS TO HALT OCEAN GRABBING
- Ocean grabbing or aggressive industrial fishing by foreign fleets is a threat to food security in developing nations where governments should do more to promote local, small-scale fisheries,...
-▶ DESTRUCTIVE FISHING GEAR KILLS 400K+ SEABIRDS PER YEAR - LONGLINING, INDUSTRIAL TRAWLERS http://sco.lt/8xLtlx
KRILL SUPER-TRAWLERS PUSHING PENGUINS TOWARD EXTINCTION
▶ 10 FRIGHTENING FACTS ABOUT SUPER TRAWLERS http://www.greenpeace.org/australia/en/news/oceans/top-10-facts-about-super-trawlers/
TWO-THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH BROUGHT ON TO FISHING VESSELS IS THROWN BACK INTO THE SEA - DEAD OR INJURED
Center For Public Integrity, May 29, 2014
▶ JACK MACKEREL, DOWN 90% -- LOOTING OUR SEAS: 'FREE-FOR-ALL' DECIMATES FISH STOCKS IN THE SOUTHERN OCEAN - Jack mackerel, down 90 percent in 20 years in once-rich southern seas, foretells wider global calamity; world’s largest trawlers compete for what is left http://www.publicintegrity.org/2012/01/25/7900/free-all-decimates-fish-stocks-southern-pacific
▶ LEGAL QUERY RAISED OVER SUPER TRAWLER LARGEST EVER TO FISH AUSTRALIAN WATERS http://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/legal-query-raised-over-super-trawler-20120803-23jzu.html#ixzz22TAE0Ayv
▶ AUSTRALIA ACTS TO STOP SUPER TRAWLER http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Australia_acts_to_stop_super-trawler_999.html
EMagazine, September 26, 2012
▶ BANNED: A SUPER TRAWLER - Thank You Australia http://www.emagazine.com/daily-news/banning-a-super-trawler/
SUPER TRAWLERS AND BYCATCH: THE TRUE STORY http://www.greenpeace.org/australia/en/news/oceans/Super-trawlers-and-bycatch-the-true-story/
Salon, March 20, 2014
▶ SEA TURTLES, SHARKS AND WHALES: THE "ACCIDENTAL" CASUALTIES OF OUR SEAFOOD INDUSTRY: Fisheries kill billions of pounds of sea life each year, according to a new report http://www.salon.com/2014/03/20/sea_turtles_sharks_and_whales_the_accidental_casualties_of_our_seafood_industry/
FINDS MILLIONS (NOT THOUSANDS) OF MARINE TURTLES KILLED BY LONGLINE, GILLNET SUPER TRAWLER FISHERIES http://sco.lt/72A0mH
UN High Commission on Human Rights
THE 47-PAGE REPORT ON "FISHERIES AND THE RIGHT TO FOOD"
15 percent of all animal protein consumed worldwide is from fish, will be presented to the U.N. General Assembly...http://www.ohchr.org/en/NewsEvents/Pages/Media.aspx
WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM
OVERFISHING DESTROYING FOOD SOURCE FOR OCEAN SPECIES - http://sco.lt/5T7ZGj
THE TRUE COST OF INDUSTRIAL FISHING IN WEST AFRICA
FOREIGN FISHING FLEETS PLUNDERING AFRICAN SEAS
HOW MANY MORE FISH IN THE SEA?
Al Jazeera, June 06, 2012
Seafood is the primary source of protein for more than one billion people - can they live without it?
We need to start thinking more about an environmentally driven market, as opposed to a commercially driven market.
Dr Maria Salta, a biological oceanographer at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom, gave Al Jazeera a bleak prognosis about the state of the oceans. "It is clear that if we continue like this, in a few years time there is not going to be much left," she said of the rampant over-fishing going on across the globe, along with the overall treatment of oceans at the hands of humans. "We are losing species every day without ever knowing about them. Sometimes humans can be like a plague to the environment."
2013 IPSO STATE OF THE OCEAN
October 3, 2012
The International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) was established to improve our understanding of the role of the ocean at an Earth System Level and its contribution to enabling life to exist on Earth.
Latest Review of Science Reveal Ocean In Critical State From Cumulative Impacts http://www.stateoftheocean.org/
-▶ THE DEVOLUTION OF THE SEAS: THE CONSEQUENCES OF OCEANIC DESTRUCTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/6tulKj
WHY FARMED FISH ARE TAKING OVER OUR DINNER PLATES
"TAMING THE BLUE FRONTIER"
Can Aquaculture be Sustainable?
WILD vs FARMED FISH
SEA CHANGE - THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING
UNESCO Office in Bangkok, February 22, 2012
-▶ MARINE SCIENTIST ALARMED ABOUT INCREASING THREATS TO OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS http://www.unescobkk.org/news/article/marine-scientists-alarmed-about-increasing-threats-to-ocean-ecosystems/
-▶ OUR OCEANS ARE DYING: RAPIDLY SPIRALING DOWNWARD: MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE http://sco.lt/8CFwcT
THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SEAFOOD TRACEABILITY
VERY IMPORTANT WATCH....
***THE TERRIBLE PRICE OF SUBSIDIZING CORPORATE FISHERIES - http://www.seathetruth.nl/en/
*** THE WORLD'S LARGEST FACTORY FISHING TRAWLER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCb2TT5GW7k
*** SUPER TRAWLING TUNA - THE FISH DON'T HAVE A CHANCE AGAINST HI-TECH - Video Footage captured by tuna industry whistleblower
*** OVERFISHING. THE CONSEQUENCES 2:35
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
TIGER SHARKS: 4 MILLION YEARS IN THE MAKING AND LOSING THEM FAST http://sco.lt/7WtWF7
LOTS OF VIDEOS AND MORE ON
"THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING" http://sco.lt/599jsH