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To The Last Fish: Our Oceans Are Emptying. Our Oceans Are Dying
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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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Oceans have acidified more in the last 200 years than they did in the previous 21,000 years, claims new climate change research

Oceans have acidified more in the last 200 years than they did in the previous 21,000 years, claims new climate change research | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
In some regions, acidity levels rose faster in the last two centuries than it did in the previous 21,000 years, a study from the University of Hawaii has shown.
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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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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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Marian Locksley's curator insight, March 26, 2014 11:46 AM

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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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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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