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Why we need to farm the oceans

Why we need to farm the oceans | Oceans deep | Scoop.it
Atlantic Canadians and our family-owned salmon farming companies deserve a respectful conversation about the realities of fish farming, both the challenges and the benefits.

 

Ed. note: This op-ed piece in the Halifax Chronicle-Herald appeared earlier in July. Aquaculture is a hot topic on Canada's east coast. 

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The Tyee – Killer whales chase dolphins near Quadra Island

The Tyee – Killer whales chase dolphins near Quadra Island | Oceans deep | Scoop.it

Unverified! but pretty - Killer whales chase dolphins near Quadra Island...

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Genetic change for earlier migration timing in a pink salmon population

You could look it up: research paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society

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Ottawa axes fisheries staff, offices (from June 27)

Ottawa axes fisheries staff, offices (from June 27) | Oceans deep | Scoop.it
OTTAWA — Controversial changes to Canada’s fisheries laws hit home for public servants Wednesday as the government announced it will reduce staff and centralize habitat offices.
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Lobster movement being studied

Lobster movement being studied | Oceans deep | Scoop.it
ARISAIG — Don Ross’s traps may be on the wharf, but his mind is still roaming the sandy floor of the Northumberland Strait.
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Scientists march on Parliament Hill to protest 'death of evidence'

Scientists march on Parliament Hill to protest 'death of evidence' | Oceans deep | Scoop.it

Ed. note: not (just) an oceans story, but the people and issues involved relate to a number of stories around regulations and oceans policy.

 

OTTAWA — Following sweeping changes to environmental laws, hundreds of scientists and supporters marched on Parliament Hill Tuesday to protest the “death of evidence” at the hands of the Conservative government.

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NL fish farm hopes to sell affected salmon

NL fish farm hopes to sell affected salmon | Oceans deep | Scoop.it

(Ed note: a person could start a whole other scoop.it topic on aquaculture. Just saying...)

 

An aquaculture company on Newfoundland's south coast hopes the Canadian Food Inspection Agency will allow it to harvest and sell farmed salmon that the agency ordered be destroyed, according to an industry source.

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Englee fights to have fish plant removed - Nfld. & Labrador - CBC News

Englee fights to have fish plant removed - Nfld. & Labrador - CBC News | Oceans deep | Scoop.it

Eight years after the Sea Treat plant shut down, the mayor of Englee on Newfoundland's northeast coast says his town can't seem to get anything done about what's left.

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Ex-Fisheries directors urge Harper to reverse freshwater-research cuts

Ex-Fisheries directors urge Harper to reverse freshwater-research cuts | Oceans deep | Scoop.it

Staying non-political, senior bureaucrats join four former federal fisheries ministers (see http://bit.ly/Lyu4yD) in speaking against cuts: ‘We believe that you have been ill advised,’ four senior bureaucrats tell PM...

 

Ed note: yes, this is a freshwater centre, but the broader policy implications are considerable.

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Furlong | The tides still ebb, long after the moratorium - Nfld. & Labrador - CBC News

Furlong | The tides still ebb, long after the moratorium - Nfld. & Labrador - CBC News | Oceans deep | Scoop.it

As we approach the 20th anniversary of the cod moratorium, John Furlong writes on what's become of a province that had defined itself through cod.

Ed note: John Furlong hosts the daily fisheries broadcast on CBC Radio Newfoundland and Labrador

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Greenpeace tracking EU trawlers off West Africa

Greenpeace tracking EU trawlers off West Africa | Oceans deep | Scoop.it

Source: Greenpeace UK: "Our ship, the Arctic Sunrise is currently in Mauritanian waters, to highlight the problems of overfishing emptying African seas."

Copy edit comment: It would be nice to know name of "largest trawler ever built".

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Wiring the Abyss 2012

Wiring the Abyss 2012 | Oceans deep | Scoop.it

(test post) Wiring the Abyss 2012...This phase continues until June 28, with live feeds and video updates. 

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Dal battles invasive marine life

Dal battles invasive marine life | Oceans deep | Scoop.it

Invasive marine organisms carried from port to port in ship ballast water are a serious and costly global problem -Dalhousie and a private company working on systems that test treatment systems. (Includes video)

Ed.note: CH version's a bit confusing; another from the pr dept @  http://www.dal.ca/news/2012/06/22/aquatron-expands-facilities-to-help-stop-the-spread-of-invasive-.html ;

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The Atlantic Coast: A Natural History by Harry Thurston

The Atlantic Coast: A Natural History by Harry Thurston | Oceans deep | Scoop.it

Harry Thurston was on CBC Radio's Sunday Edition  this morning, talking about his new book. I'll add the link when/if it's posted on the program site.  

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PLoS ONE: Benefits of Rebuilding Global Marine Fisheries Outweigh Costs

PLoS ONE: Benefits of Rebuilding Global Marine Fisheries Outweigh Costs | Oceans deep | Scoop.it

Deep Research:  in "PLoS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world."

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A World Without Coral Reefs

A World Without Coral Reefs | Oceans deep | Scoop.it

NYT op-ed piece by "Roger Bradbury, an ecologist, (who) does research in resource management at Australian National University."

 

By persisting in the false belief that coral reefs have a future, we grossly misallocate the funds needed to cope with the fallout from their collapse.

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The day the fishery died - July 2, 1992

The day the fishery died - July 2, 1992 | Oceans deep | Scoop.it

Ed.note: Journalist-photographer Greg Locke writes "Newfoundland Diary" for the Halifax Chronicle-Herald. This piece looks back on his memories of the day the NL cod fishery was shut down.

 

 

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  Pilot whales stop traffic on Cape Breton's Canso Causeway

  Pilot whales stop traffic on Cape Breton's Canso Causeway | Oceans deep | Scoop.it

Here's one that cries out for pictures. I'll look around -- 

 

Whale watchers don’t even have to set foot on a boat to take in this show. Large numbers of pilot whales have been turning up in the Strait of Canso, close to the Canso Causeway, and have even caused traffic slowdowns as people stop to watch them.

 

(pics:  http://www.globalmaritimes.com/pilot+whales+stopping+traffic+on+cape+bretons+canso+causeway/6442676295/story.html and http://thechronicleherald.ca/community/photos/cape-breton/pilot-whales-putting-on-a-beautiful-show-as-we-entered-the-canso-causew  ;)

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Tracking salmon to protect them

Dalhousie researchers send an unmanned 'wave glider' into the Gulf of St. Lawrence to try to understand what's happening to Atlantic salmon. 

(CBC radio interview - runs 7:56) 

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Who are we now? 20 years without cod

Who are we now? 20 years without cod | Oceans deep | Scoop.it

CBC Newfoundland and Labrador prepared this extensive package of backgrounders and features on the 20th anniversary of the cod moratorium.

 

Intro - On July 2, 1992, the federal government announced the northern cod moratorium. If cod no longer plays such an important role, how does that affect the culture and identity of this province? Who are we now?

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New England Fishing Rules Aim to Protect Herring

New England Fishing Rules Aim to Protect Herring | Oceans deep | Scoop.it

The original headline in the New York Times: Odd Alliance Is Forged Over Access to Herring

 

 "Traditional fishermen and environmental agencies have been working to impose new regulations on trawlers they say are depleting the herring population in New England."

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Acid Test for Oceans and Marine Life

Op- ed in the New York Times, June 18 : Rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide are threatening the chemical balance of ocean and coastal waters.

 

Authors: John Beddington is chief scientific adviser to Prime Minister David Cameron. Jane Lubchenco is undersecretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere, and administrator, U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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This article is a case study cause it tests the oceans for acid and it is an experiment in a specific area. This source is credible because it comes from New York Times which is a newspaper.

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The Power (and Limits) of Oceanography’s Sea Glider Revolution

The Power (and Limits) of Oceanography’s Sea Glider Revolution | Oceans deep | Scoop.it

     Wired Science reports - A sea glider is "an autonomous vehicle that (cruises) the high seas, collecting information...

 

 "A recent Economist article enthusiastically sang the praises of sea gliders, noting the recent surge in adoption by scientists, militaries, and private firms. The instruments are wonderfully convenient, [...] And [...] they cost a relative pittance, especially considering the $50,000 daily fee for a fully supported research expedition."

 

     But... (see article)

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Canada, U.S. have chance to set Arctic agenda: report | CTV Montreal

Canada, U.S. have chance to set Arctic agenda: report | CTV Montreal | Oceans deep | Scoop.it

Department of random fact collection - who are the "two prominent foreign affairs think tanks"? #5w #journalism. Will pursue...

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Memorial University's new Dept of Ocean Sciences

Memorial University's new Dept of Ocean Sciences | Oceans deep | Scoop.it

MUN's Ocean Sciences Centre moves from research to academic unit, and There Will Be Interdisciplinarity:

 

     “Since the disciplines of the 15 OSC faculty range from biological/chemical oceanography to marine genomics, the potential for developing a successful academic program in marine science that links with the academic programs of other departments within the Faculty of Science is considerable,” said OSC director, and now department head, Dr. Garth Fletcher.

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