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EU, Egypt, Ecuador, and Costa Rica Throw Lifeline to Overfished Sharks - The Pew Charitable Trusts

EU, Egypt, Ecuador, and Costa Rica Throw Lifeline to Overfished Sharks - The Pew Charitable Trusts | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Six of the world’s most at-risk shark species could soon benefit from enhanced international cooperation to help them avoid extinction, thanks to recent actions taken by the European Union, Egypt, Ecuador, and Costa Rica. On June 6, these governments formally proposed that three species of thresher sharks (common, pelagic, and bigeye), two species of hammerhead shark (scalloped and great), and the silky shark be listed under the international Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, or CMS.
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In Thailand the cost of overfishing is trafficked human beings

In Thailand the cost of overfishing is trafficked human beings | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Thailand has a long-standing problem with human trafficking. Migrants from Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos are conscripted into its seafood industry. A report out today from the Environmental Justice Foundation suggests that, despite increasing international pressure and Thai government attention, it's still happening. EJF found that industry operators are just working harder to avoid detection. One way...
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Calls to stop overfishing tuna in the Pacific

Calls to stop overfishing tuna in the Pacific | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Environmentalists will call for no new fishing vessels in the Pacific region and sharp cuts to tuna catches at a meeting in Cairns.
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Dolphin Exports Unsustainable | Economy | Solomon Islands News

Dolphin Exports Unsustainable | Economy | Solomon Islands News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
An independent assessment of Solomon Islands dolphin exports has warned the current quota is unsustainable.
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Can We Stop Overfishing Before It's Too Late?

Can We Stop Overfishing Before It's Too Late? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Ocean catch reached its highest point, "peak fish," back in the 1990s. It's been declining fairly steadily since then.
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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, March 15, 2014 8:10 PM

Option : Marine environments

Richard Thomas's curator insight, March 16, 2014 6:21 PM

Over-population will inevitably lead to further overfishing.

Maria Loughran's curator insight, March 22, 2014 8:17 PM

Smarter fishing! The amount lost versus the amount consumed -- we can do better.

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WATCH: In 50 Years, There May Be No Fish Left To Catch

WATCH: In 50 Years, There May Be No Fish Left To Catch | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A powerful video about how overfishing is decimating our oceans reminds us this week to pause and think twice about the seafood we eat.
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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, December 13, 2013 6:46 AM

Marine environments and management option topic

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10 Alarming Facts About Overfishing

10 Alarming Facts About Overfishing | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Many people who decide to begin eating more responsibly, continue to eat fish or other sea animals. Unfortunately, fisheries and aquaculture are wreaking havoc on the oceans.
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Wernotfamous's curator insight, May 29, 2016 6:49 AM

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