Thursday 14 June 2012
Australia creates largest area of marine reservesNew Zealand Herald | 14 Jun 2012
Australia has announced the creation of the world's largest network of marine reserves covering 3.1 million square kilometers (1.2 million square miles) of ocean including the entire Coral Sea.
Australia creates marine reserveBBC | 14 Jun 2012
The Australian government says it will create the world's largest network of marine parks, including the Coral Sea, ahead of the Rio+20 summit.
Australia creates world's largest marine reserve networkGuardian Unlimited | 14 Jun 2012
Australia has created the world's largest network of marine reserves and will restrict fishing and oil and gas exploration in a major step to safeguard the environment and access to food. The area will cover 3.1 million square kilometres (1.2 million square miles) of ocean including the entire Coral Sea, and encompass a third of the island continent's territorial waters.
Neptune certified as a 'Friend of the Sea'fishupdate.com | 14 Jun 2012
Neptune engaged in a certification process with Friends of the Sea ('FOS'), an internationally recognized organization which verifies the sustainable origin of marine products.
Salvors stop working on RenaNew Zealand Herald | 14 Jun 2012
The salvage companies responsible for the Rena wreck have finished and the ship's remains will lie on Astrolabe Reef over much of winter as a search begins for new contractors to complete the job.
'Little progress' on ocean lifeBBC | 14 Jun 2012
Only "pitiful" progress has been seen on pledges made at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit to protect ocean habitats and reduce fishing fleets, say scientists.
Spain Designates Five Ramsar Sitesbiodiversity-l.iisd.org | 14 Jun 2012
The Ramsar Secretariat has announced that the Government of Spain has designated five new Wetlands of International Importance. Two of the sites are located in the Murcia region, two in the Aragón region, and one in the Asturias region.
Shallow and transparent?Guardian Unlimited | 14 Jun 2012
Critics of Australia's vast marine reserve network say it will be ineffective and 'devastating' to fishing communities.
Australia's marine reserves mappedGuardian Unlimited | 14 Jun 2012
The Australian government has announced the creation of the world's largest network of marine reserves to restrict fishing and oil and gas exploration.
Marine conservation zonesGuardian Unlimited | 14 Jun 2012
An intricate undersea world supporting a variety of life - from rare fishes to delicate corals, sponges and sea horses
Fish quotas ahoy, Cap'n! (opinion)Guardian Unlimited | 14 Jun 2012
After the excitement of Wednesday's vote, the House of Commons on Thursday debated dead fish. That's one of the charms of the place; in no time at all it can move from high drama to rotting mackerel.
Will the fishing discard deal be enough to save fish stocks?Guardian Unlimited | 14 Jun 2012
A historic deal agreed on Wednesday to end the wasteful practice of throwing away healthy fish in European waters was hailed as a "breakthrough" by campaigners and politicians - but it will not be enough in itself to save fish stocks?
Japan's appetite for whale meat wanesGuardian Unlimited | 14 Jun 2012
Japan's failing appetite for whale meat left three-quarters of meat from whales caught in the north-west Pacific last summer unsold, according to a report.
Australia plans marine reserve the size of IndiaThe Independent UK | 14 Jun 2012
Australia has announced an ambitious plan to create the world's largest network of marine reserves, with fishing to be restricted and oil and gas exploration banned in the most sensitive areas.
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