Steering a New Course for Kenya’s Fisheries

Nature Conservancy - Science

Separated from the main land by a narrow channel and protected from the vast Indian Ocean by a series of long coral reefs, the Lamu archipelago along Kenya’s northern coast boasts an impressive diversity of ecosystems and marine life.

If You Want to Go Quickly, Go Alone. If You Want to Go Far, Go Together

Conservancy Talk

Throughout my career I’ve seen it proven again and again, the lasting solutions in fisheries and maritime issues are ones where stakeholders can find common ground, earn trust and work together. There is a great African proverb; “If you want to go quickly, go alone.

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Sympathy for the Shark Finner

Nature Conservancy - Science

I showed up at the office of the Micronesia Conservation Trust, a local leader in establishing marine protected areas, to report on some of their conservation successes. It was a very harsh life. Eventually, Roseo realized he could chart a better life pursuing a college degree. “It

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Roadkill on the Ocean Highway: Can Experimental Fishing Reduce Sea Turtle Bycatch in the Pacific?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Seventeenth and eighteenth century mariners’ logs recorded traffic jams on that undersea highway. Can Big Data Save the World’s Fisheries? The deep-sea longline fishery is the world’s most widespread fishery. Shifting the Risk for Fisheries Reform.

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For the Love of Oysters

Nature Conservancy - Science

Outtakes: On the Docks of the Mid-Atlantic’s Fisheries. Oysters are one of the unsung heroes of the marine world. They also act as habitat for juvenile commercial fish, forage fish and other marine life like blue crab, shrimp and rockfish.

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A Day In the Life of A Marine Scientist: Interview with Rima Jabado

Green Prophet

Green Prophet speaks to Rima Jabado, a marine scientists working in the UAE about marine conservation and what dissection can teach us about sharks. Targeted fisheries are the major threat especially for the international fin trade.

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Dead Zone Redemption

Nature Conservancy - Science

This year’s Dead Zone — named because the nutrients create algae blooms that deplete the water of oxygen, thus killing off marine life — was nearly the size of Connecticut. This annual phenomenon is a detriment to human health, fisheries, economies and our natural resources.

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87 Percent of Snapper Is Mislabeled, Study Says | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

These are the lessons a nervous seafood eater could glean from a new study by the marine-life advocacy group Oceana. Seafood sustainability, fisheries sustainability, employment sustainability: Theyre merging. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones. Politics.

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Eco-Friendly FreshX - the fresh alternative to 'flushable' wipes

Green (Living) Review

Emma Cunningham of the Marine Conservation Society says: “From our Great British Beach Clean results in 2016, we have seen a near 7-fold increase in the number of wipes over the last decade. MCS campaigns for clean seas and beaches, sustainable fisheries, and protection of marine life.

Explosive tests for oil and gas at sea kill and maim dozens of giant sea turtles

Green Prophet

Marine vets rushed to the center where they set up a makeshift hospital to treat the turtles using both CT scans and X-rays to understand the injuries. Airguns are so loud that they disturb, injure or kill marine life, harm commercial fisheries, and disrupt coastal economies.

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Five years to Tipping Point- CS Goldsmith


Goldsmith book "Uninhabitable, a case for caution" states, "We have perhaps 35 years before increased oceanic temperatures and deteriorating PH condemns much of marine life to extinction. Overfishing is projected to collapse all commercial wild fisheries a decade before that.

Can World’s Oceans Become Extinct?

Green Prophet

Over fishing, especially of predator fish species like bluefin tuna and numerous shark species could cause a drastic change in marine ecosystems. Sharks, a major marine predator, caught for soup. Climate Travel & Nature environment marine environment oceans

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Google “spies” find weir trap fishing used illegally in Iran, Qatar and Bahrain

Green Prophet

Overfishing in many parts of the world has often been blamed as one of the prime factors in the decline of fish and other forms of marine life in the worlds seas and oceans. That has implications for fisheries management,” she said.

Sewage Pollution: The Next Great Threat for Coral Reefs

Nature Conservancy - Science

Climate change, coral bleaching, and overfishing are the more familiar hazards, but pollution from untreated sewage is serious threat to reefs and the services they provide for marine life and people. Coral Reef at Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. Photo © USFWS / Jim Maragos.

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Oceans Spiralling Downward, Threatening Life on Earth

Green Prophet

The situation should be of the gravest concern to everyone since everyone will be affected by changes in the ability of the ocean to support life on Earth,” says Professor Alex Rogers of Somerville College, Oxford, and Scientific Director of the IPSO.

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WASHINGTON: NC ocean research lab on White House chopping block | Local/State |

Environmental Economics

NOAA’s Beaufort lab has conducted valuable fisheries and coastal science for more than 100 years,” said NOAA spokeswoman Ciaran Clayton. The state’s Democratic senator, Kay Hagan, who is running for re-election, said she would fight the closure to protect jobs and research that help preserve coastal marine life. The NOAA Beaufort Laboratory is a prime location and provides the only federal access to the most diverse marine ecosystem in the United States,” David B.

How Does Climate Change Affect Biodiversity?


But arguably the most significant effects of a warming planet and changing weather patterns will be on other living species; plants, animals, birds and marine life. We often consider climate change in terms of.

Hope Amidst Dubai’s Marine Destruction

Green Prophet

Listed as vulnerable on the International Union of Conservation’s (IUCN) list of endangered species, it is unknown what killed the juvenile male dugong , though piles of construction materials and half-built towers hint at the dangers marine life face along Dubai’s glittering shoreline.

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EU to pay fishermen to trawl for ocean litter

Green (Living) Review

Fish and other marine life can become injured or die when they ingest plastic. Marine litter also threatens the fishing industry by depleting fish stocks, damaging fishing gear and contaminating the catch.

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Environmental Groups Sue Regarding Navy’s Five-Year Sonar Plan

Eco Friendly Daily

Numerous studies have shown that sonar can have negative impacts on marine species. In 2010, the National Marine Fisheries Service approved the U.S. The training will occur in ninety minute intervals and with one ship at a time, methods said to reduce impacts on marine life.

Ban On Krill Fishing Off Of U.S. West Coast

Eco Friendly Daily

The NOAA Fisheries Service announced this week the official federal ban on krill fishing off the United States’ west coast. In 2005, a decline in krill was the cause of many marine life deaths on the west coast.

We Have All Been Eating Tomorrow’s Fish

Conservancy Talk

While my island is small, it attracts visitors from around the world to experience and enjoy its stunning underwater marine life. I’ve lived on islands for all of my life, but recently visited the island of Hong Kong—what a contrast.

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Big, Bold & Blue: Lessons from Australia’s Marine Protected Areas

Nature Conservancy - Science

Australia has one the largest systems of marine protected areas in the world, from the coral-covered Great Barrier Reef to the sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island. Q: So tell about the history of marine protected areas, or MPAs, in Australia? Can you tell me about some other marine areas?

Land and Sea Bridge To Connect Saudi Arabia and Egypt

Green Prophet

Conservationists in Egypt have however raised concerns about the possible destruction of coastal and marine environments in the process of building the bridge. Bringing a whole new trading centre to the region will also put pressure on the marine environment and its resources.

EPA Affirms Threat of Ocean Acidification, Recommends Coastal States Take Action

Green (Living) Review

This marks an important step toward protecting life in our oceans,” said Miyoko Sakashita, oceans director at the Center. The Clean Water Act has successfully reduced water pollution for decades, and now it can be brought to bear on ocean acidification, a huge and growing threat to marine life around the globe.” The water is increasingly corrosive to shellfish and corals and impairs the ability of marine animals to build the protective shells they need to survive.

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Dubai Finally Gets Serious About Overfishing

Green Prophet

Darren Hilz, the project manager of sustainable fisheries at the Emirates Wildlife Society in Dubai, voiced particular concern about juvenile fish, but concedes that this is an excellent step for Dubai that could have a ripple effect in other Emirates. “We

Sustainability is Sankey’s vital ingredient

Green (Living) Review

A Restaurateur and fishmonger whose eatery has been praised for its “outstanding commitment” to protecting the marine environment has spoken about the pitfalls of sustainability. Owner Matthew Sankey said he has always supported sustainable fishing and been aware of the effect the industry has on the seas and on marine life. Halibut is also endangered in the Pacific, the halibut we serve in the restaurant is from a certified organic fishery.”

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The Relevance Imperative in Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

For example, we may not need fishers to care about the full diversity of marine life to support marine protected areas if we can demonstrate that MPAs help improve their catch. Loco fishery at Huape Fishing association in Palo Muerto Locality. What’s in it for me?

Birds In a Changing Climate: A Primer

10,000 Birds

The few remaining climate scientists that deny this are one-by-one changing their minds or will eventually be exposed as complete frauds , due to who is funding their “research” People care about climate change because it threatens coastal areas, fisheries, and food and water supplies, which is why Secretary of State John Kerry stated (correctly, I think) it was a matter of national security. Climate Change.

Live Blog: School Children Pledge To Save UAE Fish

Green Prophet

Joined by Rashid Sumaila, Director of the University of British Columbia’s Fisheries Center, Nessrine Alzahlawi from EWS-WWF, and Melanie Salmon from Global Ocean, we’re eager to hear from kids. I pledge to tell people in charge that we want marine protected areas.

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International day for biological diversity

Green (Living) Review

On the UN International Day for Biological Diversity, The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) calls for a greater awareness of the threats to marine biodiversity as without life in the ocean there would be no life on Earth. The greatest diversity of life on Earth is actually in the sea. The Convention on Biological Diversity has established a target of 10 percent of all coastal and marine waters being protected in reserves by 2020.

Rapid Gulf Growth Wrecking Ecological Havoc – Says Canada

Green Prophet

Kuwait Marine Life Degrading to Alarming Levels ) The $996 million fishing industry has great employment numbers. But, says the study “many fishery species are in peril due to overexploitation” due to inadequate regulation of the fishing industry.


Green (Living) Review

Its message to viewers is simple: "never from nets" – because commercial net-fishing (by far the most common method used by suppliers) destroys lots of other marine life in the process. "The problem with net fishing is that it endangers marine life by catching other fish and marine animals like turtles and sharks," explains Bryn.

Bahrain’s Artifical Reef a Success After 16 Weeks

Green Prophet

Only eight percent of our oceans are “shallow seas” (shallower than 100 feet), but these wildly diverse ecosystems harbor most of the world’s marine life. Rapid coastal development left its mark on the integrity of Bahrain ‘s marine ecosystems.

Martha’s Vineyard: the perfect green getaway

Green Traveler Guides

Nonetheless, we were still amazed to find 40 active farms, fisheries and farmers’ markets supplying fresh, locally grown food to hundreds of island homes, restaurants and CSA pick-up points. | Cape Cod Green |.

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Top 4 Reasons the US Still Doesn't Have a Single Offshore Wind.

Mother Jones

Alliance for Nantucket Sound , Cape Winds main opposition group, claims the project "threatens the marine environment and would harm the productive, traditional fisheries of Nantucket Sound." Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones. Politics. Environment. Culture.

Powerful Ocean Advocates

Conservancy Talk

In the past 25 years, we’ve also been a major player in marine conservation, identifying the most effective approaches to strengthen and restore underwater habitats, manage fisheries and protect coastal communities around the world.

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Greener pastures on Martha's Vineyard

Green Traveler Guides

Nonetheless, we were still amazed to find 40 active farms, fisheries and farmers’ markets supplying fresh, locally grown food to hundreds of island homes, restaurants and CSA pick-up points.

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U.K. Designates World’s Largest Marine Reserve

Green (Living) Review

territory in the middle of the Indian Ocean, as a no-take marine reserve. This declaration will make it the largest marine protected area in the world, totaling more than 210,000 square miles (544,000 square kilometres), an area twice the size of the U.K. As a fully protected marine reserve, all extractive activities, such as industrial fishing and deep sea mining, will be prohibited in the Chagos.

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Tackling the Climate Challenge

Conservancy Talk

It’s such a boost of energy to see leaders from so many walks of life coming together to advance progress on what is most likely the biggest collective environmental challenge of our time — climate change. We branched out into marine and freshwater conservation.