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Sir David Attenborough warns of climate 'crisis moment' by David Shukman January 17, 2020   |  Source : BBC News  | Copyright : 2020 BBC

"The moment of crisis has come" in efforts to tackle climate change, Sir David Attenborough has warned. According to the renowned naturalist and broadcaster, "we have been putting things off for year after year". "As I speak, south east Australia is...

Chinese fishing trawler fails to pay US$1 mn fine imposed for illegal fishing in Ghanaian waters by Clement Adzei Boye January 17, 2020   |  Source : Ghanaian Times  | Copyright : 2020 AllAfrica

Gyinam Fisheries Limited of Tema, has failed to pay the US$1 million penalty imposed on it by government following the arrest of one of the company's vessels earlier last year for illegally fishing in Ghanaian waters. The penalty and an additional fine...

Draft global biodiversity framework published by Lauren Anderson January 17, 2020   |  Source : IISD  | Copyright : 1990-2020, IISD

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Radical paradigm shift needed for small-scale fishers in South Africa by Anso Thom January 17, 2020   |  Source : Daily Maverick

The tidal wave of fishing rights transformation implemented in South Africa over the past two decades has yet to reach the majority of local small-scale fishers. Fortunately, innovative efforts to enable change in this sector are surfacing, including plan...

Marine heatwave known as 'the blob' killed a million US seabirds by Adam Vaughan January 16, 2020   |  Source : New Scientist  | Copyright : Copyright New Scientist Ltd.

A million seabirds that died along the US west coast were probably the victims of an unprecedented marine heatwave in the Pacific. Such events are expected to become more frequent due to climate change. About 62,000 common murres (Uria aalge) washed as...

Dying fish revealed Congo is world's deepest river by Mindy Weisberger January 16, 2020   |  Source : Live Science  | Copyright : Future US, Inc. 11 West 42nd Street, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10036.

A mysterious case of dying fish in the lower Congo River helped scientists discover that this body is the deepest river on the planet. It's also a place where raging rapids, powerful currents and even submerged "waterfalls" divide the water, much as mount...

Cornell, Nature Conservancy to study key climate projects by Mark A.B. Lawrence Blaine Friedlander January 16, 2020   |  Source : Cornell Chronicle  | Copyright : Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

A new collaboration between the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) this year will fund three studies that could have significant ramifications in the face of intensifying climate change. The funded research will...

UN proposes to safeguard 30 percent of this world by 2030 by RIOL MALONE January 16, 2020   |  Source : OBN

Save biodiversity, control sources sustainably and restore ecosystems. These would be the missions associated with 15th Conference associated with Parties (COP15) associated with United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). This congress, ...

The 'Salmon Sisters' of Alaska are fighting for a healthy, sustainable fish future by Monique Coombs January 16, 2020   |  Source : Civil Eats

The remote Aleutian Islands are a group of 14 large volcanic islands and 55 smaller islands, mostly belonging to the state of Alaska, known for challenging weather and strong winds. But that has never stopped sisters Claire Neaton and Emma Privat, 29 and ...

Vessel license revocation curbs illegal fishing in the Philippines January 16, 2020   |  Source : PNA  | Copyright : 2020 Philippine News Agency

For the first time in its history, the Philippines Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) permanently revoked the license of a fishing vessel found to have repeatedly violated the Fisheries Code’s provision banning commercial fishing in munici...

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