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EU-Morocco fisheries agreement renewedWorld Fishing | 12 Dec 2013
A new agreement has been formed that will enable fishing vessels from 11 EU countries to fish in the waters of the Kingdom of Morocco in return for an annual payment of €30m.
Dong Energy upbeat about offshore wind power thanks to higher subsidyGuardian Unlimited | 08 Dec 2013
Dong Energy, the company that claims to be the biggest developer of windfarms in the world, believes it is "game on" in the North Sea with nothing to hold back new investment. The upbeat message from the Danish firm's British chairman, Brent Cheshire, comes days after the government announced a better than expected subsidy regime for large offshore wind farms.
Big changes for renewable subsidiesBBC | 04 Dec 2013
The government is to make major changes to the way it subsidises renewable energy with more emphasis on offshore wind power, the BBC has learned.
Fighting against "harmful" fisheries subsidiesWorld Fishing | 04 Dec 2013
WWF has applauded an initiative by a dozen countries to freeze subsidies that encourage overfishing and the overcapacity of fishing fleets. It hopes the initiative will spur other governments into action over the issue.
Major Report Details Potential Costs of Climate Change in the Pacificadb.org | 03 Dec 2013
The economic loss suffered by the Pacific region could range from 2.9% to as high as 12.7% of annual GDP by 2100, according to a new study from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It includes modeling of future climate over the Pacific region, assessments of the potential impacts on agriculture, fisheries, tourism, coral reefs, and human health, and predictions of the potential economic impact of climate change for specific sectors and economies under various emissions scenarios.
Arabian Gulf countries to expand fisheries sectorWorld Fishing | 28 Nov 2013
Efforts to boost fisheries development are gaining pace in various parts of the Arabian Gulf as governments in various countries launch initiatives to protect and restock the Gulfs heavily exploited marine fishery resources.
Energy firm RWE npower axes £4bn UK windfarm amid political uncertaintyGuardian Unlimited | 26 Nov 2013
Britain's green ambitions have been dealt a blow as a big six energy company has pulled the plug on one of the world's largest offshore windfarms, with the political storm enveloping the industry threatening the multibillion-pound investments needed to meet emissions targets and head off a looming capacity crunch.
EU to ban fish imports from Belize, Guinea and CambodiaGuardian Unlimited | 26 Nov 2013
Fish imports from Belize, Guinea and Cambodia are to be banned from the European Union, and three more countries have been warned their imports are in danger, in the first major sanction against countries that allow illegal fishing operations to carry on under their countries' flags.
245: Maritime Silk Road (radio)worldoceanobservatory.org | 05 Nov 2013
The "silk road" of Marco Polo's 13th century journey to the East is being revived, as is its ocean parallel, the "maritime silk road" which is fast-becoming a major player in China's rise as a global economic power. In this episode of World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill will discuss China as the emerging world market and trade partner and the role of the ocean in the presence of rising demand for oil, goods and services.
WOC Organizing Ocean Business Community Discussion on Sustainability at Dubai ConferenceWorld Ocean Council | 01 Nov 2013
The WOC session on Corporate Ocean Responsibility: Regional Ocean Industry Collaboration seeks to bring together representatives from these sectors to begin cross-sectoral dialogue on industry leadership and collaboration to address marine ecosystem health, inter-industry conflicts and synergies, and industrys role in ensuring responsible multiple-use of the marine environment.
US seafood landings remain highWorld Fishing | 30 Oct 2013
NOAA has released its annual 'Fisheries of the United States 2012' report, which shows that US commercial fishermen landed 9.6 billion pounds of fish and shellfish in 2012, valued at $5.1 billion.
No subsidies for new boatsWorld Fishing | 23 Oct 2013
The European parliament plenary has voted on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF), and has voted against reintroducing subsidies for new boats.
New China - an awaking giantWorld Fishing | 20 Oct 2013
Like a giant awaking from a long sleep and storming into global reality, since its parting with orthodox communism China's economy is growing almost exponentially, placing its technology, science, entrepreneurship, industry and international trade among the world's leaders.
Economic Incentives for Marine and Coastal Conservation: Prospects, Challenges and Policy Implicatio...routledge.com | 16 Oct 2013
This book shows how economic instruments can be used to incentivize the conservation of marine and coastal resources. It is shown that traditional approaches to halt the decline focus on regulating against destructive practices, but to little effect. A more successful strategy could be to establish schemes such as payments for ecosystem services (PES), or incorporate an element of financial incentives into existing regulatory mechanisms.
Coral Triangle Reef Fisheries Valued at US$3 BillionInternational Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) | 15 Oct 2013
The Coral Triangle Initiative has released a new study titled 'The Economics of Fisheries and Aquaculture in the Coral Triangle,' commissioned to estimate the cost to protect and conserve Coral Triangle Ecosystems. The report estimates that reef fish are worth US$3 billion, and that coral reef ecosystems provide fisheries employment for about 15 million small-scale entities.