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Industrial Fishing Now Covers Over Half Of Our Planet’s Ocean

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Industrial Fishing Now Covers Over Half Of Our Planet’s Ocean

Source: The Guardian/Juliette Jowit - February 26, 2018

More than half the world’s oceans are being fished by industrial vessels, new research reveals.

The maps based on feedback from more than 70,000 vessels more…

Seychelles To Create Massive New Marine Parks In First-Of-Its-Kind Finance Scheme

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Seychelles To Create Massive New Marine Parks In First-Of-Its-Kind Finance Scheme

Source: The Guardian/Damian Carrington - February 23, 2018

The tropical island nation of Seychelles is to create two huge new marine parks in return for a large amount of its national debt being written off, more…

Global Plastic Pollution Isn’t Only Immoral, It Violates International Law

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Global Plastic Pollution Isn’t Only Immoral, It Violates International Law

Source: BBC News/Roger Harrabin - February 22, 2018

The global tide of ocean plastic pollution is a clear violation of international law, campaigners say.
They have been urging for a new global treaty more…

Plastic Drink Containers Reduced In Ocean By 40% With Deposit Scheme

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Plastic Drink Containers Reduced In Ocean By 40% With Deposit Scheme

Source: The Conversation/Qamar Schuyler/Britta Denise Hardesty/Chris Wilcox - February 21, 2018

Plastic waste in the ocean is a global problem; some eight million metric tonnes of plastic ends up in the ocean every year.

One possible solution – more…

A Tsunami of Trash: Ten Times More Marine Debris Found On North American Shores After 2011 Japanese Tsunami

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A Tsunami of Trash: Ten Times More Marine Debris Found On North American Shores After 2011 Japanese Tsunami

Source: Hakai Magazine/Ilima Loomis - February 20, 2018

An estimated five million tonnes of debris was swept out to sea during Japan’s 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami—five million tonnes of houses, cars, boats, more…

With A Lack Of Sharks Thanks To Overfishing, Fish On This Coral Reef Are Forgoing Defensive Gear

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With A Lack Of Sharks Thanks To Overfishing, Fish On This Coral Reef Are Forgoing Defensive Gear

Source: Hakai Magazine/Elizabeth Preston - February 19, 2018

Off Australia’s northwest coast, two neighboring coral reefs seem nearly identical. If you dove there, you’d find the same kinds of corals living in the more…

Scientists Are Learning More About Elusive Blue Whales Through Their Songs

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Scientists Are Learning More About Elusive Blue Whales Through Their Songs

Source: National Geographic/Craig Welch - February 16, 2018

The biggest animal to ever live is also the loudest, and it likes to sing at sunset, babble into the night, talk quietly with those more…

Is Your Seafood A Threat To National Security? Why The U.S. Department Of Defense Should Be Rallying To Combat Illegal Fishing

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Is Your Seafood A Threat To National Security? Why The U.S. Department Of Defense Should Be Rallying To Combat Illegal Fishing

Source: The TerraMar Project - February 15, 2018

When we think of National Security, the topics ‘Terrorists’, ‘Drug Trafficking’, or 'North Korea',  are usually what first come to mind. Likely the result of more…

As The ‘Codfather’ Ships Off To Jail, The Famed Fishing Port Of New Bedford Grows Quiet

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As The ‘Codfather’ Ships Off To Jail, The Famed Fishing Port Of New Bedford Grows Quiet

Source: The New York Times/Jess Bidgood - February 14, 2018

Carlos Rafael, whose initials are emblazoned on boats all over this port city, boasted that his fishing empire was worth even more than official records more…

After David Attenborough Documentary, The Queen Of England Declares War On Plastic

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After David Attenborough Documentary, The Queen Of England Declares War On Plastic

Source: The Telegraph/Sarah Knapton - February 13, 2018

The Queen has declared war on plastic, banning straws and bottles from the Royal estates.

Buckingham Palace outlined new waste plans and said there was more…