Monday 19 March 2012
Increase in Arctic shipping is risk to marine mammalsScienceDaily.com | 19 Mar 2012
A rapid increase in shipping in the formerly ice-choked waterways of the Arctic poses a significant increase in risk to the region's marine mammals and the local communities that rely on them for food security and cultural identity, according to experts.
Raewyn Peart: How to save the Maui dolphins (opinion)New Zealand Herald | 19 Mar 2012
There has been speculation for some time that the small population of Maui's dolphins located off the northwest coast has been in decline. But the latest numbers from the Department of Conservation are worse than expected.
NZ's rarest dolphin nearing extinctionNew Zealand Herald | 19 Mar 2012
New Zealanders are being warned the country's shrinking Maui's dolphin population is "staring down the barrel of extinction" and we could end up following in China's footsteps if more is not done to protect the rare species.
Blue crab fishery earns certificationWorld Fishing | 19 Mar 2012
The Louisiana blue crab fishery, fished by 3,000 commercial fishermen, has been certified by the Marine Stewardship Council as a sustainable and well-managed fishery.
Supervalu adopts BAP certificationWorld Fishing | 19 Mar 2012
Supervalu Inc., one of the largest grocery retailers in the United States, has adopted Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification as part of its comprehensive aquaculture procurement policy.
Migration not a matter of choice but survival, says Kiribati Presidentunisdr.org | 19 Mar 2012
BANGKOK, 15 March 2012 - Following a recent decision by its Cabinet to buy land in Fiji as 'climate change insurance' for its population, Kiribati President, Anote Tong has called on the international community to address the effects of climate change that could wipe out the entire Pacific archipelago.
Activists sue to stop killing of Pacific Northwest sea lionsReuters | 19 Mar 2012
PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) - Wildlife activists sued on Monday to stop the killing of sea lions that have been eating endangered Columbia River salmon, seeking a reprieve for the animals a day before three Pacific Northwest states are authorized to begin executing them.
Brazil Chevron oil leak charges to focus on safetyReuters | 19 Mar 2012
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A Brazilian prosecutor plans to allege this week that Chevron and Transocean should not have drilled a deep-water well that leaked in November, legal documents showed, giving a glimpse into expected criminal charges that could slow the rush to develop Brazil's vast offshore oil wealth.
Africa: Study Links Drought to Pacific Sea TemperatureAllAfrica.com | 19 Mar 2012
Nairobi - Researchers in the United States have found a link between low rainfall in East Africa during the March-May rainy season, and changes in sea surface temperature in the tropical Pacific Ocean.
Update for world temperature dataBBC | 19 Mar 2012
British researchers who produce one of the three big global temperate records have updated their dataset to reflect better the rapid changes occurring in the Arctic.
Energy giants target Africa's gasBBC | 19 Mar 2012
Major oil companies mark big discoveries in oil and gas fields off the coasts of Tanzania, Mozambique and their neighbours.
UK stands firm on fish discards banGuardian Unlimited | 19 Mar 2012
Ministers continue to oppose plans to continue the wasteful practice of throwing away edible fish at sea. The UK vowed to hold firm against plans to continue the wasteful practice of throwing away edible fish at sea, at a meeting in Brussels on Monday.
Fishy concerns over Durban expansionWorld Fishing | 19 Mar 2012
Transnet's plans to expand the container berths in Durban Harbour have met with ecological concern because the area is seen to be one of the countrys most important fish nurseries.
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