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Slavery Common in Thai Fishing Industry, Most Seafood Exported to US, Europe

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Slavery Common in Thai Fishing Industry, Most Seafood Exported to US, Europe

Source: TheGuardian/Kate Hodal, Chris Kelly - June 12, 2014

The US, UK and EU are prime buyers of Thai seafood – with Americans buying half of all Thailand’s seafood exports and the UK alone more…

NZ Scientists Act to Save Rare Maui Dolphin, Only Dozens Left

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NZ Scientists Act to Save Rare Maui Dolphin, Only Dozens Left

Source: AFP - June 11, 2014

The white and grey Maui’s, named after a Polynesian demi-god, is one of the world’s smallest dolphins, with a maximum length of 1.7 metres (5.5 more…

Kiribati President Says ‘Too Late for Us’ on Climate Change

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Kiribati President Says ‘Too Late for Us’ on Climate Change

Source: CNN/Fareed Zakaria - June 10, 2014

"Let me make the point that whatever is agreed within the United States today, with China, it will not have a bearing on our future, more…

Keep the Oceans Healthy and Productive, United Nations Says

Keep the Oceans Healthy and Productive, United Nations Says

Source: Jurist - June 9, 2014

The United Nations leadership has called for healthy oceans. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon issued a statement commemorating World Oceans Day calling on the international more…

Pace of Modern Ocean Acidification Exceeds Ancient Disturbance

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Pace of Modern Ocean Acidification Exceeds Ancient Disturbance

Source: EarthInstituteNews - June 6, 2014

A new study suggests that modern ocean acidification due to climate change is happening much faster than a similar global disturbance millions of years ago. 

Some 56 more…

Report Highlights High Seas Mismanagement, Values Ocean Services in Billions

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Report Highlights High Seas Mismanagement, Values Ocean Services in Billions

Source: AFPMalayasianInsider - June 5, 2014

"The evidence also is clear that poor management of human activities on the high seas has eroded the natural wealth and productivity of high-seas ecosystems more…

Shark Tourism Rebuilds Town Leveled by Typhoon

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Shark Tourism Rebuilds Town Leveled by Typhoon

Source: Rappler/Steve de Neef - June 4, 2014

Thresher sharks in the Philippines show that a shark is worth much more alive than dead. 

Out in the deep blue water a silhouette appears, more…

Warmer Ocean Water Threatens Young Puffins as Herring Leave

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Warmer Ocean Water Threatens Young Puffins as Herring Leave

Source: MotherJones/Rowan Jacobson - June 3, 2014

The new poster child for climate change had his coming-out party in June 2012, when Petey the puffin chick first went live into thousands of more…

U.S. to Update its Mercury in Seafood Advisory for Pregnant Women

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U.S. to Update its Mercury in Seafood Advisory for Pregnant Women

Source: AP/By Mary Clare Jalonick, Lauran Neergaard - June 2, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration is updating its advice for pregnant women on the appropriate levels of mercury in seafood but Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said more…

Report: Climate Change Threatens Seafood Industry

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Report: Climate Change Threatens Seafood Industry

Source: TheTimes-Picayune/Benjamin Alexander-Bloch - May 30, 2014

The global seafood industry is under threat from climate change and ocean acidification, and reducing CO2 emissions is required to safeguard the industy's future, according more…