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An Industry First: Surfer Insurance Against Shark Attacks

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An Industry First: Surfer Insurance Against Shark Attacks

Source: Insurance Business - May 10, 2016

A Newport surfing club and a Mona Vale insurance company have joined forces to offer a scheme in which surfers (or their next of kin) more…

Screw Living as Usual

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Screw Living as Usual

Source: OCA/Joseph Ierna, Jr. - May 6, 2016

In life I find many are now “talking the talk” about conservation and blue economies and this is a refreshing and wonderful movement, but how many more…

Letter to Presidential Candidates From Conservation Leaders

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Letter to Presidential Candidates From Conservation Leaders

Source: Blue Frontier - May 2, 2016

Blue Frontier is looking for signatories on a letter we are now circulating that will be sent to the final two presidential candidates after the conventions this summer. more…

Orcas Live in Oceans Campaign

Orcas Live in Oceans Campaign

Source: The Daily Catch - April 25, 2016

After making a toy orca whale for 10 years, Munchkin decided to put their principles before profits and will be kick-starting the building of an ocean sanctuary more…

An Inspired Land-Lubber Coordinates London’s Fishackathon

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An Inspired Land-Lubber Coordinates London’s Fishackathon

Source: Fishackathon/Peter Kohler - April 22, 2016

My background: It has been an epic and eye-opening experience coordinating the 2015 and now 2016 London Fishackathons.  Especially for me, considering I was born 4,500ft more…

Big Fishing Fleets, Small Fishing Communities: How Citizen Science Can Help

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Big Fishing Fleets, Small Fishing Communities: How Citizen Science Can Help

Source: Fishackathon/Meaghan Parker, Senior Editor/Writer, Wilson Center - April 21, 2016

“The Chinese are catching 12 times the amount of fish they report,” says Jennifer Turner, director of the Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum, which produced a report more…

Tracking the Ghosts in Our Ocean

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Tracking the Ghosts in Our Ocean

Source: Fishackathon/Carla Pisarro and Elizabeth Hogan, World Animal Protection/Global Ghost Gear Initiative - April 20, 2016

The world’s oceans are a dangerous place to live. An estimated 640,000 tons of fishing gear are lost or discarded in our oceans each year. more…

#Batti5: Educating the Future Generations About Marine Plastic Pollution

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#Batti5: Educating the Future Generations About Marine Plastic Pollution

Source: Christine Mayo Lacayo - April 19, 2016

It's easy to get disillusioned or jaded when working in the conservation field. The feeling that no matter how hard you work to protect our more…

Fjords + Fish = Fishackathon Bergen

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Fjords + Fish = Fishackathon Bergen

Source: Fishackathon - April 19, 2016

Fishackathon 2016 is coming to the western fjords of Norway! Bergen is the gateway to the Norwegian fjords, but also for marine and technological innovations. more…

Fisheries Matter: Fishackathon Problem Statements Offer Diverse Issues for Coders

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Fisheries Matter: Fishackathon Problem Statements Offer Diverse Issues for Coders

Source: Fishackathon - April 18, 2016

Globally, the demand for fish is growing due to a combination of population growth, urbanization, and increasing wealth. Fish supply-demand research suggests that aquaculture production more…

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