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Urgent plea for pest awarenessNew Zealand Herald | 07 Dec 2013
Although there has recently been a lot of focus on our freshwater streams and rivers, the threat to the seas where we do most of our boating has largely gone unnoticed. The Ministry for Primary Industries says these waters are in danger, primarily because of an invasion of marine organisms.
Keep Your Friends Close, And Your Anemones Closer (blog)The Ocean Foundation | 29 Oct 2013
I enrolled in the Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program in September 2011 and I like to believe that since then, I've been saving the oceans one invasive species at a time. It all started when I was introduced to Diadumene lineata, a species of sea anemone, two years ago.
Porn kingpin takes aim at marine pestsNew Zealand Herald | 21 Oct 2013
He's known for putting boobs and bikes on Kiwi streets, but now porn kingpin Steve Crow is on a new crusade - ridding New Zealand harbours of invasive pests. While agreeing he's "unfortunately" more associated with the sex industry and his Boobs on Bikes promotions, Mr Crow is also a trained marine biologist and believes he has found a high-tech solution to cleaning pest-fouled harbours.
ICRI Announces New Draft Strategy to Curb Lionfish InvasionsInternational Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) | 14 Oct 2013
The International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) announced that the Regional Lionfish Committee (RLC), also known as Ad Hoc Committee for the Caribbean Regional Response to the Lionfish Invasion, coordinated the development of a regional Strategy to guide action by stakeholders concerned with, and impacted by, the lionfish invasion.
Mediterranean aquatic pest spreads to TaurangaNew Zealand Herald | 25 Sep 2013
The invasive Mediterranean aquatic pest has spread to Tauranga Harbour. Bay of Plenty Regional Council confirmed a single specimen of the invasive aquatic pest Mediterranean fanworm (Sabella spallanzanii) had been found at Pilot Bay in Tauranga Harbour.
NAFC MARINE CENTRE PRODUCE A GUIDE ON HOW TO IDENTIFY MARINE ALIENSfishupdate.com | 18 Jul 2013
The Marine Spatial Planning Team at the NAFC Marine Centre have produced a guide to assist marine users in identifying introduced species (also known as non-native species or marine aliens), which can be damaging to Shetland's marine environment and to its important marine industries, such as fishing and aquaculture. This is part of a project funded by Marine Scotland.
South Georgia rat removal hits markBBC | 04 Jul 2013
The world's largest rat eradication campaign has now laid toxic bait on a further 580 sq km of South Georgia, reaching its target.
WOC SUSTAINABLE OCEAN SUMMIT CHARTS COURSE FOR CORPORATE OCEAN RESPONSIBILITY ACTIONoceancouncil.org | 11 Jun 2013
More than 200 representatives of the ocean business community and other ocean stakeholders gathered at the Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) in Washington, D.C. from April 22-24. Organized by the World Ocean Council (WOC), the SOS is the only international ocean business community gathering dedicated to industry leadership and collaboration in developing solutions to ocean sustainability challenges.
Hope for Galapagos wildlife threatened by marine invadersEurekAlert | 27 Mar 2013
(National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (UK)) UK scientists are investigating the spread of invasive non-native marine species around the Galapagos Islands. This work has been funded by a grant from the UK Government's Darwin Initiative, which aims to protect biodiversity and promote sustainability around the world.
Fears of spreading biosecurity threatNew Zealand Herald | 08 Mar 2013
Northland biosecurity officials hope to hold back the tide of an invader being carried into Whangarei Harbour on boats. Marine services bosses fear a local presence of Mediterranean fan worm will jeopardise the industry, the local economy and the ecology.
Jellyfish in the MediterraneanSea Around Us | 08 Feb 2013
A new journal article from the Sea Around Us Project reviews knowledge of jellyfish in the Mediterranean Sea, including how the abundance of a number of native and invasive species has changed over time, and what could be causing the changes.
Invasive mussel poses ecological and economic threat to island communityGuardian Unlimited | 07 Feb 2013
The economic survival of the world's most remote island community is being threatened by a destructive invasive species after Mediterranean mussels were discovered close to lobster beds around Tristan da Cunha. If the mussels invade the economically vital lobster beds it will destroy the economy of the British overseas territory in the South Atlantic, which depends on the fishery for 80% of its income.
New NOAA manual gives coastal managers tips for combating invasive lionfishNOAA's National Ocean Service | 19 Oct 2012
Scientists from NOAAs National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) and their partners have teamed up to create specific guidelines for coastal managers to control the spread of invasive lionfish. The new manual, Invasive Lionfish: A Guide to Control and Management, includes the best available science and practices for controlling lionfish in marine protected areas, national parks, and other conservation areas.
Invasive Lionfish: A Guide to Control and Managementlionfish.gcfi.org | 08 Oct 2012
The proliferation of lionfish in the Caribbean over the last ten years is a real and growing threat to the ecology of tropical and sub-tropical marine areas in that part of the world. Addressing this issue requires a collaborative approach at a regional, national, and local scale. Invasive Lionfish: A Guide to Control and Management is an important step on an urgent and challenging journey.
Invasive brittle star species hits Atlantic OceanEurekAlert | 17 Aug 2012
Coral Reefs, the journal of the International Society for Reef Studies, has published online a study co-written by Dr. Gordon Hendler of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County about an invasive species of brittle star, Ophiothela mirabilis. Its presence near Brazilian and Caribbean ports indicates that O. mirabilis could have been spread by shipping.