Monday 18 June 2012
Northland marine protection area opposedNew Zealand Herald | 18 Jun 2012
Commercial fishermen have vowed to fight plans to set up a Marine Protection Area along the Northland coast that would stop them fishing from an area up to 1800 sq km.
Iceland set to raise cod catch to 196,000 tonsfishupdate.com | 18 Jun 2012
THERE was good news for UK fish processors with the announcement that the Icelandic Marine Research Institute is recommending a substantially increased cod quota of 196,000 tons for the new fishing year which starts in September.
Environment Minister seeks to end fleet subsidiesNew Zealand Herald | 18 Jun 2012
Environment Minister Amy Adams will seek an end to harmful subsidies for fishing fleets at the Rio+20 summit this week in a bid to cut down on overfishing. The minister leads a New Zealand delegation which left today to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the United Nations conference on sustainable development.
BBNJ Working Group Forwards Recommendations to UNGAInternational Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) | 18 Jun 2012
At its May 2012 meeting, the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jursidiction (BBNJ) requests the UN Secretary-General to convene two intersessional workshops before the next meeting...
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