Wednesday 08 August 2012
Editorial: Deep sea oil drilling worth it on balance (opinion)New Zealand Herald | 08 Aug 2012
New Zealand's remote position on the globe is mostly an economic disadvantage. But it has one potential benefit: without neighbours within 200 nautical miles, we have the world's fifth largest "exclusive economic zone" of ocean and seabed.
NOAA 'E-Learning' Demonstrates Shoreline Mapping for Coastal ManagersNOAA's National Ocean Service | 08 Aug 2012
NOAA's Coastal Services Center and National Geodetic Survey recently teamed up to develop online training ("e-learning") for NOAA's VDatum tool, which translates elevation data between 36 different vertical reference systems. With NOAA's e-learning modules, coastal managers can learn to create datum-based shorelines using VDatum.
'Fair fishing' manifesto calls for greater quota share for smaller boatsGuardian Unlimited | 08 Aug 2012
Hundreds of small British fishing businesses are facing financial ruin, according to campaigners who are calling for radical reform of European fishing rules. They say their case revolves around one key statistic: that although small fishing boats account for 77% of the UK's fishing fleet and 65% of full-time employment in the industry, they are allowed access to only 4% of the fishing quota.
UK sees 'alternative' fish sales soarWorld Fishing | 08 Aug 2012
Sainsbury's has launched a new study into fish consumption and attitudes in the UK, which shows a shift in consumer buying habits as more people purchase lesser known fish which are more abundant in the oceans.
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