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To The Last Fish: Our Oceans Are Emptying. Our Oceans Are Dying
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European fisheries - size does matter!

European fisheries - size does matter! | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
On the 1st of January 2012, the EU presidency passed from Poland to Denmark; at the same time the reform of the European Common Fishery Policy entered a crucial phase, the final stage of the reform which should result in a new fisheries regulation...

Two thirds of the North Atlantic fish stocks are overfished and almost a quarter of all catches are wasted, thrown back into the sea - dead or dying. This means that that not only is marine world on the road to disaster, but also a fishing industry in dire trouble, with smaller and smaller catches and an uncertain future ahead.

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Pollock season under way, quota a concern - Bycatch a big problem

Pollock season under way, quota a concern - Bycatch a big problem | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
After two lean years of Alaska Bering Sea pollock harvests, 2011 was supposed to be a return to normalcy with a quota set near the historic average at 1.25 million metric tons.

The season ended with a thud, though, as some 54,000 metric tons were left in the water following the “B” season that starts June 10 and ends Nov. 1. The shore-based catcher fleet reported difficulties finding the fish, poor catch rates and soaring encounters with both chinook and chum salmon bycatch as effort extended deeper into the fall.

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World largest solar powered ship

World largest solar powered ship | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

NO OCEAN NOISE !!!

The world's largest solar powered ship docks in Abu Dhabi for the World Future Energy Summit as part of its world tour. The ship's captain speaks of PlanetSolar's mission and of the stunning silence and beauty of eco-travel.

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How Overfishing Impacts You: Fishy Traditions We Have Lost

How Overfishing Impacts You: Fishy Traditions We Have Lost | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

This briefing published by OCEAN2012 exposes how overfishing impacts on people’s eating habits across Europe. It is part of a series of briefings illustrating the impacts of overfishing on people or marine ecosystems caused by the excess removal of millions of tonnes of marine life every year.

This report is avaliable in multiple languages.

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Expand Protections for Hawaiian Monk Seals - The Petition Site

Only an estimated 1,000 monk seals remain. We must protect their habitat to save the species. (6752 signatures on petition) (RT @The_Lil_General Expand Protections for Hawaiian Monk #Seals!
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Ask the UN to Delay Mining in Deep Sea Vents - The Petition Site

Ask the UN to stop exploratory mining in unknown deep sea ecosystems.
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Why Protect Tuna Globally - one of the most important animals in our oceans?

Why Protect Tuna Globally - one of the most important animals in our oceans? | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
Pew is working to improve conservation and management of the world’s most vulnerable tuna stocks – bluefin tuna and northern albacore in the Atlantic Ocean and bigeye and yellowfin in the Pacific Ocean.
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Debate over fishing quotas heats up - The fishing industry pressuring Congress to ease catch limits

Debate over fishing quotas heats up - The fishing industry pressuring Congress to ease catch limits | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

The debate comes as the government expands its efforts to prevent overfishing and prepares to issue a host of new fishing quotas.

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Overfishing of Western Pacific Bigeye Tuna Continues

Overfishing of Western Pacific Bigeye Tuna Continues Solomon Times Online BY SECRETARIAT OF THE PACIFIC COMMUNITY

Overfishing of bigeye tuna continues in the western and central Pacific tuna fishery, the world's biggest tuna fishery, according to the...

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Calling for Sustainable Fisheries Management in Senegal

Calling for Sustainable Fisheries Management in Senegal | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
Greenpeace Africa and Senegalese fishermen are calling on future leaders to review fisheries management legislation and to establish sustainable policies.
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Saving Easter Island's Sharks and Marine Life

Saving Easter Island's Sharks and Marine Life | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

You've heard of Easter Island, but you may not be familiar with its uninhabited neighbor. Salas y Gómez Island has been called one of the world's last untouched marine places.

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"Ocean" Creatures That Evolved in Huge Lake Under Threat

"Ocean" Creatures That Evolved in Huge Lake Under Threat | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
Jellyfish, snails, and other creatures in Lake Tanganyika may be at risk due to overfishing, pollution, and more, conservationists say.
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BOYCOTT JAPAN , TAKE THE PLEDGE AND SAVE THE DOLPHINS OF TAIJI

BOYCOTT JAPAN , TAKE THE PLEDGE AND SAVE THE DOLPHINS OF TAIJI | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
To end the horrific slaughter of whales and dolphins in Japan...
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Arabian Gulf Marine biodiversity under threat

Arabian Gulf Marine biodiversity under threat | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
Abu Dhabi: Growing prosperity together with an increasing population in the Gulf states is exacting a heavy toll on coastal marine life in the Arabian Gulf, experts heard at a marine environmental conference this week.

To limit further damage in the UAE, experts called for the expansion of protected marine areas along the UAE coastline. Experts call for coordinated GCC plan to manage development along coastlines...

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China bans fishing in East Sea - Vietnam Protests

China bans fishing in East Sea - Vietnam Protests | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

The Chinese agriculture ministry on January 12 issued a notice about this year’s non-fishing season under which China bans fishing activities on the East Sea from May 16 to August 1, 2012.

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PEER: Largest seabird alters their foraging due to climate change

PEER: Largest seabird alters their foraging due to climate change | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Wandering albatrosses have altered their foraging due to changes in wind fields in the southern hemisphere during the last decades. Since winds have increased in intensity and moved to the south, the flight speed of albatrosses increased and they spend less time foraging. As a consequence, breeding success has improved and birds have gained 1 kilogram.

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TO THE LAST FISH: Money Trumps Healthy Oceans: Fishing quota debate heats up in US Congress

TO THE LAST FISH: Money Trumps Healthy Oceans: Fishing quota debate heats up in US Congress | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

BIG INDUSTRY Needs to Understand That their quarterly profits come from Nature and as such they have a fudiciary responsibility to maintain the oceans in a healthy, balanced state. Without Any Fish in the Ocean there will be no jobs, no profits, no nothing.  Time to get priorities straight.  A healthy environment, healthy humans.   We can't eat our bank accounts or Wall Street Stock Portfolios !! (pdjmoo)

 

WASHINGTON — A long-simmering debate over federal fishing quotas and their economic impact on coastal states could reach a boiling point this year as Congress considers changes to a landmark marine conservation law.The fishing industry is pressuring Congress to ease catch limits for summer flounder, red snapper and other rebounding species, saying quotas are squeezing commercial and recreational fishing businesses and depriving coastal communities of billions in revenue.

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Dying for Some Fish - National Geographic

Dying for Some Fish - National Geographic | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Toothfish are slow growing, which means it takes them a long time to recover from overfishing. And since they are a top predator, overfishing them could cause major disruptions to the rest of the food chain.

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Sharks visit personal hygienists

Sharks visit personal hygienists | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Sharks are very fussy about their personal hygiene and health, so they pay regular visits to marine 'cleaning stations' to rid themselves of parasites or have injuries dealt with, a new study reveals.

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New assessment shows all Pacific tuna species need catch limits - Radio Australia

New assessment shows all Pacific tuna species need catch limits - Radio Australia | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
New assessment shows all Pacific tuna species need catch limitsRadio AustraliaOverfishing of bigeye tuna in the Pacific needs an urgent response, according to the latest assesssment released by the region's leading fisheries scientists.
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Jellied eels hit by over-fishing. Plummetted by 98%

Jellied eels hit by over-fishing. Plummetted by 98% | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

It is eaten jellied or stewed but has fallen victim to over-fishing, pollution and loss of habitat. The snake-like fish could disappear from menus by spring after supplies of eel plummeted by 98 per cent in the last five years... http://www.standard.co.uk/news/would-you-adam-and-eve-it-jellied-eels-hit-by-overfishing-7307601.html

 

 

 

                                                     WATCH

                                      PBS Nature Full Episode

               MONETIZING THE COMMONS: THE DEPLETION OF NATURE

                                    "THE MYSTERY OF THE EELS"

                         A Billion Dollar Industry as Population Plunges

           130,000 Tons of Eeels Consumed in Japan Alone Each Year: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/the-mystery-of-eels/preview/8239/

 

Mongabay, February 11, 2014
INCREDIBLE ENCOUNTER:  WHALES DEVOUR EUROPEAN EELS IN THE DARKNESS OF THE OCEAN DEPTHS http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0211-hance-european-eels-whales.html

 



 

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Deep sea slaughter aboard a Chinese longliner

Deep sea slaughter aboard a Chinese longliner | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
Greenpeace is in the Western and Central Pacific ocean on the 'Defending Our Pacific' expedition to campaign for the establishment of a network of marine reserves and an end to overfishing.
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Ice age findings forecast problems: Data from end of last Ice Age confirm effects of climate change on oceans

Ice age findings forecast problems: Data from end of last Ice Age confirm effects of climate change on oceans | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
Data from end of the last Ice Age confirm effects of climate change on oceans The first comprehensive study of changes in the oxygenation of oceans at the end of the last Ice Age (between about 10 to 20,000 years ago) has implications for the...
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Overfishing -- The History – National Geographic

Overfishing -- The History – National Geographic | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it
Learn about the environmental issue of overfishing and its consequences in this oceans article from National Geographic.
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