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To The Last Fish: Our Oceans Are Emptying. Our Oceans Are Dying
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Overfishing of EU fisheries is costing £2.7bn (3.2bn euros) a year and 100,000 jobs, a report has said.

Overfishing of EU fisheries is costing £2.7bn (3.2bn euros) a year and 100,000 jobs, a report has said. | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
Overfishing of EU fisheries is costing the European economy £2.7bn a year and 100,000 jobs, a report by a UK think-tank finds.
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Declining fisheries will affect us all soon enough

Declining fisheries will affect us all soon enough | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
Globally, fisheries are at risk because of overfishing exacerbated by climate change. Human apathy may be the biggest threat to declining fish species, though, as too many governments and individuals remain in denial about the urgency of the problem.
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Oceans could run out of oxygen

Oceans could run out of oxygen | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
Global warming could lead to more of the world’s oceans becoming “dead zones” – where a lack of oxygen leads to marine life dying out.
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Canada failing its oceans, biodiversity panel finds - British Columbia

Canada failing its oceans, biodiversity panel finds - British Columbia | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
An expert panel investigating the state of Canadian marine biodiversity has accused the government of failing to protect the country's oceans, leaving marine life threatened and the nation's ocean species at risk.
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INSTANBUL: Fishing Activist Shot

“I very much believe that this incident is just the tip of the iceberg,” said Koryürek. “Not far below the surface a massive monster is waiting to be awakened.

"There are very few fish left in the waters, there are a lot of fishermen that need to make a living and we need to ensure that illegal fishing is identified and severely punished.”

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When Marine Mammals Become Food

When Marine Mammals Become Food | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
Rising human consumption of marine mammals in tropical regions poses a threat to animals like the dugong, which is similar to a manatee, and the Atlantic humpback dolphin, researchers write.
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Could the Wind Turbines of Chile Harm Blue Whales?

Could the Wind Turbines of Chile Harm Blue Whales? | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
The energy-starved country needs wind power, but environmental critics say it will mar the landscape and harm wildlife...

Peace of mind was exactly what alternative-energy sources like wind were supposed to give enviro-conscious citizens like Saldivia. But the Chiloé dispute is a reminder that wind power, like hydroelectric power, has its own potential negatives.
Read more: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2106064,00.html#ixzz1m86axRoL

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Out of the Abyss: Reforming EU Deep-Sea Fisheries Management

Out of the Abyss: Reforming EU Deep-Sea Fisheries Management | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
The future of vulnerable deep-sea habitats remains at stake as the European Commission prepares to release a proposal on deep-sea fishing regulations at the end of this month.

Leading science tells us that many of the northeast Atlantic’s vulnerable habitats face extinction if the European Union doesn't change its deep-sea fishing practices. In a new policy paper, Pew suggests key reforms that could position the EU as a conservation leader. Learn more.

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Global warming: How will Arctic ecosystems change?

Global warming: How will Arctic ecosystems change? | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

 

Summit Voice, January 30, 2012
▶   GLOBAL WARMING:  HOW WILL ARCTIC ECOSYSTEMS CHANGE? As Arctic sea ice melts at unrelenting pace, marine biologists are trying to understand ...

Scientists supplement research with traditional indigenous knowledge. melting sea ice could seriously affect the marine ecosystem balance..http://summitcountyvoice.com/2012/01/30/global-warming-how-will-arctic-ecosystems-change/

 

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Where have all the fish gone?

Where have all the fish gone? | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Australia leads the way in trying to protect the world's fish population. But stocks of jack mackerel, down 90 per cent in 20 years in the once-rich southern seas, point to a wider global calamity. Mort Rosenblum and Mar Cabra report.
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/where-have-all-the-fish-gone-20120129-1qntz.html#ixzz1ksrRK2cS

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Protecting the seas is good business: UN

MANILA, Philippines - The worldwide fishing industry could benefit from a $50 billion boost annually if stocks were allowed time to recover, the UN said

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List and facts of sharks

List and facts of sharks | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
Learn about the types of sharks with this list of sharks species and facts about each.

 

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                                             STUNNING PHOTOS

OF SHARKS AND PEOPLE DOCUMENT A VULNERABLE SPECIES
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/09/photos-sharks-people_n_5552283.html

 

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Fishing nations fail to stop plunder in the South Pacific

Fishing nations fail to stop plunder in the South Pacific | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Industrial fishing fleets have destroyed this fishery,” Duncan Currie of the Deep Sea Conservation Commission said afterward, “and despite clear scientific evidence that the catch....

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Where have our sharks gone? Award Winning Short Film

Winner of the "Best Environmental Film" award at the 6th Belize International Film Festival, "Where have our sharks gone?" examines the plight of sharks and their important role in marine ecosystems, internationally and in Belize.

 

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                                             STUNNING PHOTOS

OF SHARKS AND PEOPLE DOCUMENT A VULNERABLE SPECIES
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/09/photos-sharks-people_n_5552283.html

 

 

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USA Congress: Enemies of Our Oceans?

USA Congress: Enemies of Our Oceans? | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

USA Congress (now at an all time low approval rating of just 10% according to a recent Gallup poll) consistently failed to pass regulations over the last decade to protect our coastal oceans, and now are trying to de-fund the Administration’  National...

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TURTLE POACHING Increases even as numbers plummet SLIDESHOW

TURTLE POACHING Increases even as numbers plummet SLIDESHOW | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

SLIDESHOW: http://ow.ly/8XrwJ

ARTICLE: http://ow.ly/8XrDh PRI THE WORLD

 

China has a taste for turtle; turtle soup, turtle eggs, turtle bone ground up for use in Chinese medicine to promote longevity – for people, not for the turtles.

But as Chinese waters are increasingly depleted of sea turtles, Chinese poachers are going further afield to find them. That includes hunting in waters that both China and the Philippines claim, like the waters around the Philippine island of Palawan.

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Your laundry is littering world's oceans with micro-plastic pieces ending up in food chain

Your laundry is littering world's oceans with micro-plastic pieces ending up in food chain | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

A study has found tiny pieces of plastic are littering oceans all over the world The researchers believe the plastic comes from grey water thats washed nylon and acrylic clothing and they're now co...

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Prince Charles' Green Think-Tank optimistic for fisheries

Prince Charles' Green Think-Tank optimistic for fisheries | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
Prince Charles says there is a reason to be optimistic about the state of the world's oceans, but it is "critically urgent" to tackle overfishing.
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BYCATCH

Many fisheries catch fish other than the ones that they target and in many cases these are simply thrown dead or dying back into the sea. In some trawl fisheries for shrimp, the discard may be 90 percent of the catch. Other fisheries kill seabirds, turtles and dolphins, sometimes in huge numbers.

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Sperm whales: How plastic bags are poisoning the planet's greatest predators

Sperm whales: How plastic bags are poisoning the planet's greatest predators | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
Of all whales, the sperm whale is under the greatest threat from what we humans are doing to its environment.
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INSANITY UPON INSANITY: Fishermen want cormorant cull

INSANITY UPON INSANITY: Fishermen want cormorant cull | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

The P.E.I. Bait Fishers Group is applying for a permit to cull cormorants in certain rivers and ponds on the Island, complaining the birds are travelling too far inland to feed... http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2012/01/30/pei-cormorant-cull-fishermen-584.html

 

DESTRUCTIVE FISHING GEAR KILLS 400K+ SEABIRDS PER YEAR  http://sco.lt/7UfLIP

 

 

WHEN WILL MEN REALIZE THEY CANNOT CONTROL NATURE.  WE ARE DESTROYING THE NATURAL BALANCE AND ECOSYSTEMS AND NATURE IS COMPENSATING.

via @seasaver

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South Pacific ‘Free-for-All’ Decimating Fish Stocks, Report Says

South Pacific ‘Free-for-All’ Decimating Fish Stocks, Report Says | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Years of lax oversight, corruption, and political rivalry have allowed industrial fishing fleets from Asia, Europe, and Latin America to decimate fish stocks across the southern Pacific, a “free-for-all” that has pushed one critical species to the brink, according to a new report by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).

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Rising Wealth Of Asians Straining World Fish Stock

Rising Wealth Of Asians Straining World Fish Stock | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
MANILA, Philippines -- Rising wealth in Asia and fishing subsidies are among factors driving overexploitation of the world's fish resources, while fish habitat is being destroyed by pollution and climate change, U.N.
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Conservationists, fishermen join to save fish stocks

Remarkable things can happen when key stakeholders and leaders in Washington find common ground for a common good.

Conservationists, fishermen join to save fish stocksTampabay.comThese efforts have put us on track to end overfishing— the problem of taking species from our oceans faster than they can reproduce — in US waters once and for all.

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