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Study to bring wave of ocean data to negotiating tableSCIDEV.NET | 09 Dec 2013
Despite the oceans importance for the planet, it usually takes a back seat in political discussions about global issues, like climate change. The World Ocean Assessment study aims to change that by providing policymakers with the scientific data they need to make informed decisions.
IMO tackles pirate fishingWorld Fishing | 06 Dec 2013
The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has lifted an exemption for fishing vessels from inclusion in a crucial ship identification scheme - a major step forward in the fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) or "pirate" fishing.
Shark attack: Western Australia may change law to allow limited cullGuardian Unlimited | 26 Nov 2013
The Western Australian government may change laws so sharks lingering near the southwest coast can be killed. Some surfers have demanded a shark cull after another fatal attack at the weekend and the premier, Colin Barnett, says options are being considered.
EU joins US in Effort to Strengthen Shark Finning Ban Atlantic Tuna Bodyfishupdate.com | 18 Nov 2013
Plymouth, UK. 15 November, 2013. The Shark Trust and Shark Advocates International are heralding news that the EU will join an effort spearheaded by the US and Brazil to strengthen the International Commission for Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) ban on shark finning (slicing off a shark's fins and discarding the body at sea).?
EU bottom trawl ban not enough, say criticsfishupdate.com | 13 Nov 2013
THE 'European Parliament's Fisheries Committee has voted to restrict bottom trawling in vulnerable areas - but some organisation say the ?move has not gone far enough.
More measures needed to save our fishWorld Fishing | 12 Nov 2013
The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) is calling for the introduction of other measures to be used in conjunction with a discard ban to help reduce total fishing mortality.
NZ proposes shark finning banWorld Fishing | 12 Nov 2013
New Zealand's government is proposing to ban the removal of shark fins and the dumping of the shark carcass at sea.
'Saving our Fish' needs more than a ban on discardingfishupdate.com | 11 Nov 2013
Banning the practice of throwing unmarketable or over-quota fish back into the sea is just one of the measures needed to deliver sustainable fisheries according to new research from the University of East Anglia,
Shark finning banned in NZ watersNew Zealand Herald | 10 Nov 2013
Shark finning will be banned in New Zealand waters under a government proposal announced today. Conservation Minister Nick Smith and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy made the announcement on Wellington's south coast today.
OECD releases new handbook for fishery managersWorld Fishing | 07 Nov 2013
The OECD Committee for Fisheries has produced a new handbook for fisheries managers, utilising a large body of research carried out over the years investigating fisheries policy and fisheries management.
Europêche welcomes deep-sea compromiseWorld Fishing | 06 Nov 2013
The European deep-sea fishing industry has welcomed this week's vote in the European Parliaments Fisheries Committee on a regulation concerning deep-sea fishing in the Northeast Atlantic.
Bottom trawling will not be phased outWorld Fishing | 05 Nov 2013
The European Parliament's Fisheries Committee has voted to ban bottom trawling in areas with vulnerable marine ecosystems, but not to phase out bottom trawling altogether.
Plastic bag charge or ban 'could cut use in Europe by 80%'Guardian Unlimited | 04 Nov 2013
European Union member states could cut their plastic bag use by 80%, the European commission has said, by charging for bags or even banning them. Plastic bags are a major cause of seaborne pollution, which is a serious hazard for marine life, and some regions have already moved to cut their use through charging.
Illegal fishing under discussion in BrusselsWorld Fishing | 04 Nov 2013
An event being held in Brussels this week will see some major players in international fisheries management coming together to unite in the fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing.
Deep-sea fishing regulations and a crucial European voteGuardian Unlimited | 03 Nov 2013
The fates of some of our oldest and most mysterious natural treasures will hang in the balance tomorrow as members of the European Parliament's committee on fisheries vote on a future deep-sea fishing regulation for the northeast Atlantic. It is a game-changing moment for the deep ocean.
Australians urge New Zealand to ban shark finningNew Zealand Herald | 31 Oct 2013
Ecology: Greenpeace Australia is adding their weight to the New Zealand Shark Alliance's campaign to ban shark finning in New Zealand. David Ritter, CEO of Greenpeace Australia, has chimed in on the controversy saying that Australians can help sway the New Zealand government into enacting laws outlawing shark finning over the ditch.