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How a 'blue belt' could save 4 mm sq km of the world's oceans January 14, 2019   |  Source : Business Insider

A little over a year ago, the broadcaster David Attenborough issued a stark warning to humanity. Detailing how plastic pollution, overfishing and climate change are destroying ocean habitats, he said "We are at a unique stage in our history: Never before ...

Peru establishes an annual Patagonian toothfish TAC of 161 tons January 14, 2019   |  Source : MercoPress  | Copyright : 1997 - 2016, MercoPress

The Peruvian Ministry of Production has established the maximum allowable catch of the Patagonian toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides) resource for the current year at 161 tones. According to ministerial Resolution 007/2019, the quota may be modified if t...

Fisheries agreement : Morocco, EU sign conditions of access for the European fleet January 14, 2019   |  Source : Yabiladi

Morocco and the European Union (EU) signed, on Monday in Brussels, the fisheries agreement that sets out the conditions of access for the European fleet and lays down the requirements for sustainable fishing. This agreement, which covers the fishing ar...

From Tibet to the 'Nine Dragons', Vietnam's Mekong Delta is losing sand January 14, 2019   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : 2019 Reuters

In the dead of night, the entire front half of shopkeeper Ta Thi Kim Anh's house collapsed. Perched on the sandy banks of the Mekong River, it took just a few minutes for one half of everything she owned to plunge into its murky depths. "Our kitchen, o...

Bangladesh lends land to islanders as water devours homes by Rafiqul Islam January 14, 2019   |  Source : Thomson Reuters Foundation  | Copyright : 2019 Thomson Reuters Foundation

Ferdousi Akter's family struggled to survive after a crumbling riverbank forced them to abandon their home and move to a new part of the island where they live, off the Bangladesh coast. Her husband worked as a day labourer on fishing boats but earned ...

Easy-going Tilapia - alleviating marine pressures on Samoa’s fisheries by Vatapuia Maiava January 13, 2019   |  Source : CI  | Copyright : Samoa Observer 2016

From consuming a large number of fresh fish during special occasions, to the average Samoan eating canned fish throughout the week - fish, in Samoa, is known to be one of the most important sources of protein and nutrients available to the inhabitants of ...

Israeli-led group buys endangered coral reef in Belize by Abigail Klein Leichman January 13, 2019   |  Source : Israel21c  | Copyright : RGB Media

This is My Earth has crowdfunded $30k – much of it from Israelis – toward the purchase and protection of a strategic parcel of the Turneffe Atoll. The Turneffe Atoll on the Caribbean island of Belize is the largest and most biologically diverse cor...

Indigenous people, the first victims of Brazil’s new far-right government by Mario Osava January 12, 2019   |  Source : IPS  | Copyright : 2019 IPS-Inter Press Service. All rights reserved.

“We have already been decimated and subjected, and we have been victims of the integrationist policy of governments and the national state,” said indigenous leaders, as they rejected the new Brazilian government’s proposals and measures focusing on ...

Exploring how climate change affects Antarctic ecosystems January 10, 2019   |  Source : University of Leeds  | Copyright : 2019 University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT

Three decades of exploring Antarctica has convinced Stuart Egginton that there is nothing better than first-hand evidence to prove the effect global warming is having on our planet. As Professor Egginton marks his 30th year of polar research, an acade...

China confronts the effects of climate change on fisheries by Jake Kritzer January 10, 2019   |  Source : EDF  | Copyright : 2017 Environmental Defense Fund

No nation on Earth is more central to the global seafood system than China. China’s influence on the production, processing, distribution and overall demand for seafood is unparalleled. Indeed, China alone is expected to account for around half of the g...

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