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Iron-Dumping Ocean Experiment to Boost Fisheries Raises Controversy

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Iron-Dumping Ocean Experiment to Boost Fisheries Raises Controversy

Source: Scientific American/Jeff Tollefson - May 29, 2017

Marine scientists are raising the alarm about a proposal to drop tonnes of iron into the Pacific Ocean to stimulate the growth of phytoplankton, the more…

Laws Banning Super Trawlers in Tasmania Have Passed State Parliment

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Laws Banning Super Trawlers in Tasmania Have Passed State Parliment

Source: The Mercury - May 26, 2017

Laws to strengthen a ban on super trawlers in Tasmanian waters have passed the State Parliament.

Currently, regulation, not legislation, bans super trawlers in Tasmania.

more…

Vietnam and Indonesia Clash Over Incident Involving Five Illegal Fishing Vessels

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Vietnam and Indonesia Clash Over Incident Involving Five Illegal Fishing Vessels

Source: The Straits Times/Wahyudi Soeriaatmadja - May 25, 2017

A Vietnamese coast guard vessel on Sunday reportedly intercepted an Indonesian maritime security patrol craft that was escorting five Vietnamese fishing boats that had been more…

China and Australia Partner in Tasmania to Open Ocean Research Center

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China and Australia Partner in Tasmania to Open Ocean Research Center

Source: Xinhua/An - May 24, 2017

China and Australia have partnered together to open a state of the art ocean research facility in Hobart in Australia's Tasmania state.

The Centre for more…

You Are What You Eat: How U.S. Production of Land Food Versus Seafood is Changing

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You Are What You Eat: How U.S. Production of Land Food Versus Seafood is Changing

Source: Hakai Magazine/Paul Greenberg - May 23, 2017

This spring, two striking things happened in the United States: one on land, the other at sea.

On land, farmers planted a record area of more…

Leaking Offshore Oil Well in Australia Kept Secret for Months

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Leaking Offshore Oil Well in Australia Kept Secret for Months

Source: The Guardian/Michael Slezak - May 22, 2017

An offshore oil and gas well in Australia leaked oil continuously into the ocean for two months in 2016, releasing an estimated 10,500 litres. But more…

A New Barrier Reef in Sydney: Adapting a Natural Defense Against Future Storms

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A New Barrier Reef in Sydney: Adapting a Natural Defense Against Future Storms

Source: The Conversation/Rob Roggema - May 19, 2017

The risk of more severe storms and cyclones in the highly urbanised coastal areas of Newcastle, Sydney and Wollongong might not be acute, but it more…

World Experts Call for Code of Conduct in Ocean Conservation

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World Experts Call for Code of Conduct in Ocean Conservation

Source: Science Daily/University of Washington - May 18, 2017

A diverse group of the world's leading experts in marine conservation is calling for a Hippocratic Oath for ocean conservation not unlike the pledge physicians more…

Majority of Americans Think the US Should Stay in the Paris Climate Agreement

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Majority of Americans Think the US Should Stay in the Paris Climate Agreement

Source: The Conversation/Ed Maibach/Anthony Leiserowitz/Jennifer Marlon - May 17, 2017

In December 2015, officials from nearly every country in the world met in Paris to negotiate a global agreement to limit global warming. Last April, more…

The Little-Understood Importance of Cultural Ecosystem Services in the Marine Environment

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The Little-Understood Importance of Cultural Ecosystem Services in the Marine Environment

Source: Phys.org/Pensoft Publishers - May 16, 2017

A detailed scientific literature review published in the open access journal One Ecosystem confirmed that research on marine and coastal cultural ecosystem services is scarce more…