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Astonishing facts revealed about pollution from cargo shipping

The Guardian reports, 7th October 2016: A push by the shipping and oil industries for a five-year delay to curbs on toxic sulphur emissions would cause an extra 200,000 premature deaths from lung cancer and heart disease, according to an unpublished International Maritime Organisation (IMO) study. Fatalities from illnesses such as asthma were not covered […]

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Oceana sounds warning over Baltic cod stocks in advance of EU meeting

Oceana reports, 7th October 2016: On Monday 10th October, European Union fisheries ministers will convene in Luxembourg at the Agriculture and Fisheries Council to decide on fishing limits, or total allowable catches (TACs), for commercial fish stocks of the Baltic Sea. Due to the extreme state of western Baltic cod following decades of over-fishing and […]

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Very young fish prefer plastic over normal food, concludes Swedish study

Dogonews.com reports, 3rd September 2016: The fact that the increasingly large amounts of plastic debris in our oceans is ending up inside the stomachs of marine animals is well-known. However, experts had assumed it was because the creatures mistook the colourful floating debris for food. Now, a team of researchers led by Oona Lönnstedt, a […]

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Campaign launched to secure improved labelling of fish sold in supermarkets

Anya Hart Dyke has launched a campaign to secure better labelling of fish in order to ensure that consumers know more accurately how the fish has been bred and sourced. This campaign, advanced by a 38 degrees petition, is addressed to the CEO of Tesco. The text of the petition reads: “Please label all your sea bass, king […]

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The Pew Trust publishes “10 reasons to end over-fishing in Europe”

The Pew Trust has published, September 2016, 10 reasons why over-fishing of EU stocks should be brought to an end. The 10 points are as follows: Fish stocks would be allowed to recover. Too many assessed stocks in EU waters remain outside safe biological limits. Ending over-fishing would finally allow these stocks to rebuild and […]

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Concern grows over aggregate dredging violating Goodwin Sands war graves

The online History site, PipeLine, reports 17th September 2016: As Battle of Britain Day on 15th September passes, marking another year further away from the iconic 1940 air battle, thePipeLine highlights concerns that the Port of Dover’s proposals for a major dredging project on the Goodwin Sands, could place the final resting place of missing […]

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UK announces intention to protect 4 million km2 of oceans

UK Press Release, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 15th September 2016: Foreign Office Minister, Sir Alan Duncan, will today announce plans to double the area of ocean under marine protection around the UK Overseas Territories to around four million square kilometres — greater than the landmass of India. This will involve the permanent closure of an […]

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Scotland invests in world’s biggest tidal turbine energy project

Scottishenergynews.com reports, 16th September 2016: Scotland will be home to the world’s first ever large-scale tidal streamThe flow of water through channels or around coastlines as a result of tidal water movement farm as part of a drive to develop Scotland’s marine renewables industry, creating jobs and investment. This was the key message from Scottish […]

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UK creates Pitcairn marine reserve : 3½ times the size of the UK

Pew Charitable Trust reports: The Pew Charitable Trusts joins the Pitcairn Island Council in praising the UK government for the designation of 320,465 square miles (approximately 830,000 square kilometres) as a marine reserve in the remote waters surrounding the Pitcairn Islands in the South Pacific Ocean. The announcement, 15th September 2016, by the United Kingdom’s […]

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IUCN’s World Conservation Congress calls for 30% protection of the oceans

The Pew Trust reports, 9th September 2016: The International Union for Conservation of Nature members have passed a motion calling for more marine reserves. The passing of this motion is a milestone for marine conservation and underscores the need to create more marine protected areas around the world. In a major win for marine life, […]

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World-wide monitoring of fishing now possible, and implementation active

Oceana reports, 15th September 2016: Oceana, SkyTruth and Google today launched the public Beta of Global Fishing Watch, a new online technology platform that allows anyone in the world free access to monitor and track the activities of the world’s largest commercial fishing vessels in near real-time. By providing the first free global view of […]

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Shell and BP remain committed to deep-sea wells

We provide extracts from two news reports which show that the two largest British oil and gas companies, Shell and British Petroleum, remain committed to a future which involves extraction of oil and gas from deep-sea wells. The Guardian reports, 11th September 2016: Royal Dutch Shell has started production at the world’s deepest underwater oil […]

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FishingTV : The true cost of farmed salmon

The online film site, FishingTV, reports September 2016: Sometimes we at FishingTV come across a film that we feel that everyone needs to see, no matter whether they’re an angler or not. Last week we uploaded one that without doubt falls into that category. Salmon Confidential is an in depth documentary looking at the plight […]

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IUCN : Ocean surface waters warming by 0.1°C per decade

Bill McKibben writes in The Guardian, 7th September 2016: So, just as a refresher, it’s always good to remember that we live on an ocean planet. Most of the Earth’s surface is salt water, studded with the large islands we call continents. It’s worth recalling this small fact — which can slip our minds, since […]

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UK Government to ban microbeads in cosmetic products and to consult on wider action

edie.net (part of the Guardian Environment Network) reports, 3rd September 2016:  Tiny pieces of plastic in personal beauty products, that end up in the oceans and are swallowed by marine life, will be banned from sale in the UK by the end of 2017, the Government announced. The move comes just days after MPs called […]

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Pacific tuna stocks continue to be fished unsustainably

The Guardian reports, 2nd September 2016:  Pacific island states and countries failed on Friday to strike a deal to protect shrinking supplies of tuna and adopt cutbacks following a regional conference, officials said, sparking condemnation from conservationists. The Pacific Ocean is the world’s largest tuna fishing ground, accounting for almost 60% of the global catch. […]

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US President expands Hawaiian marine reserve created by his predecessor

The Guardian reports, 27th August 2016: Barack Obama has created the world’s largest marine protected area by expanding an existing ocean reserve off Hawaii to cover 582,578 square miles, providing what’s likely to be the grandest, and final, chapter in the president’s conservation legacy. The sweeping move quadruples the size of the Papahānaumokuākea marine national […]

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Microbead plastics should be banned, say MPs

The Guardian reports, 24th August 2016: Cosmetics companies must be banned from using plastic microbeads in scrubs, toothpaste and beauty products because of the marine pollution they are causing, say a group of MPs. Members of the Environmental Audit Committee have called for a ban within 18 months after hearing that trillions of tiny pieces […]

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Campaign to Save Cardigan Bay from scallop dredging awaits Welsh Government response

Mick Green, organiser of the “Welsh Government : Save Cardigan Bay!” petition and campaign has provided an update, 24th August 2016: “Thank you for your patience. We have heard nothing from Welsh government but are expecting a decision in the autumn. We asked the new Minister, Lesley Griffiths, for a meeting to represent the 30,000 of you […]

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Arctic sea ice declining by 13% per decade

The Guardian reports, 18th August 2016: Ice scientists are mostly cheerful and pragmatic. Like many other researchers coolly observing the rapid warming of the world, they share a gallows humour and are cautious about entering the political fray. Not Peter Wadhams. The former director of the Scott Polar Research Institute and professor of ocean physics […]

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