Thursday 28 June 2012
Net ban to be extended to protect Maui's dolphinNew Zealand Herald | 28 Jun 2012
The set net ban along parts of the Taranaki coast is to be extended, the Government has announced, in a measure to further protect the critically endangered Maui's dolphin.
More little blue penguin deathsNew Zealand Herald | 28 Jun 2012
Another nine little blue penguins have been found dead on a West Coast beach, bringing the total number of deaths there in less than a week to 15. Last Friday six were found at Cape Foulwind.
US research vessel winds down visit to Vietnam as part of joint oceanographic research programEurekAlert | 28 Jun 2012
U.S. scientists and Vietnamese researchers will discuss coastal ocean circulation and land-ocean environmental trends this week as the R/V Roger Revelle, an auxiliary general purpose oceanographic research vessel, continues its nine-day port call in the city of Da Nang. Owned by the Office of Naval Research and operated by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the vessel arrived in Vietnam June 22.
Pressure testing of new Alvin Personnel Sphere successfulEurekAlert | 28 Jun 2012
The human-occupied submersible Alvin reached a major milestone in its upgrade project on June 22 when its new titanium personnel sphere successfully completed pressure testing, reports the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the vehicle's operator.
THE NORWEGIAN WAYfishupdate.com | 28 Jun 2012
Lessons learned on fisheries fact finding trip to Bergen.
NPWG welcomes sanctions on unsustainable fishingfishupdate.com | 28 Jun 2012
The EU pelagic fishing industry warmly welcomes the agreement reached this week between the European Parliament and the Danish Presidency acting on behalf of the Council of Fisheries Ministers on a trade sanction measure against countries that refuse to co-operate in their management of fish stocks that are shared with other countries.
Paul Watson urges Costa Rica to drop chargesGuardian Unlimited | 28 Jun 2012
Captain Paul Watson, the flamboyant head of marine enforcement group Sea Shepherd and star of Discovery channel series Whale Wars, has appealed to the Costa Rican government to drop charges made against him nearly 10 years ago following a confrontation with a fishing vessel.
Canada takes steps to protect fisheriesWorld Fishing | 28 Jun 2012
It has been announced that Fisheries and Oceans Canada is taking the next steps in its new approach to protect recreational, commercial and Aboriginal fisheries and the fish habitat on which they depend.
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