Can World’s Oceans Become Extinct?

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Over fishing, especially of predator fish species like bluefin tuna and numerous shark species could cause a drastic change in marine ecosystems. According to Dr. Rogers, the world’s oceans are in a “critical state&# and could even become devoid of most marine life by the end of this century. Sharks, a major marine predator, caught for soup. Climate Travel & Nature environment marine environment oceans

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Hope Amidst Dubai’s Marine Destruction

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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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Arab action on shark finning, and body parts trade is too little, too late

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As reported in the Gulf News, delegates from the UAE, Mauritania, Egypt, Sudan, Yemen, Jordan, Somalia, Syria and Comoros met in Dubai recently to sign a historic agreement and attend a workshop organized by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in association with the UAE Ministry of Environment and Water. Whether or not local fishermen and marine sea products traders will take these actions seriously remains to be seen.

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Sustainability is Sankey’s vital ingredient

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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.

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“We Are Not A PR Stunt” – Marine Protection Organisation On Corporate Sponsorship

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The Emirates Diving Association (EDA) based in Dubai has been working hard over the last couple of years to protect the marine environment, collect data to track changes in coral reefs in the United Arab Emirates and also to end shark finning. Clearly, the organisation cares about the environment and protecting it against the effects of climate change. Do you find that the funding situation for conservation projects such as marine conservation is good or bad in the UAE?

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