2011

Sep. 22/11

A new NOAA report of data collected in 2005 will help the agency’s scientists better monitor progress in reducing bycatch – the non-target fish, marine mammals, sea turtles, and seabirds caught incidentally in fishing.

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Sep. 19/11

As the annual meeting of Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organizations (NAFO) begins today in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Project AWARE, Shark Advocates International, and other like-minded NGOs have asked for science based catch limits on threatened thorny skates.

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Sep. 18/11
Location: 
Lac de la Ramée TOURNEFEUILLE/TOULOUSE F31000
France
43° 34' 0.8292" N, 1° 20' 40.6464" E

L’Argonaute vous invite pour une plongée sur la base de la Ramée

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Sep. 12/11

WHAT price nature? When it comes to adding up the ecological benefits to Australia of its huge marine domain, the first serious stab at a value is $25 billion.

While marine industries such as fishing, oil and gas exploration and marine tourism have long been accounted for, ecosystems themselves have been ignored, a report released today says.

Building on UN Environment Program biodiversity assessments, the Sydney Centre for Policy Development has counted up the worth of nature hidden beneath the sea's surface.

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Sep. 08/11

Protection for key nature sites in UK seas has come a step closer with the unveiling of proposals to create over 100 Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs).

The zones range from tiny stretches of coastline to large tracts of sea floor.

The proposals stem from the 2009 UK Marine Bill and cover seas abutting the English coast and waters around Wales more than 12 miles from the coast.

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Sep. 07/11

Last Sunday, to kick off Debris Month of Action, PADI and Project AWARE staff from the Bristol office in the UK organized a Dive Against Debris event in collaboration with West Country Divers in Swanage.

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Aug. 21/11

TELL this grey nurse shark that it's a protected species in NSW and it may find the news hard to swallow.

The Greens MP Cate Faehrmann, also in the frame, found the shark with a fishing hook in its mouth during a dive last week on the north coast.

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Sep. 17/11
Location: 
Ballast Point Pier, Tampa, Florida
5300 Interbay Blvd
Tampa, FL 33611
United States
27° 58' 29.9928" N, 82° 27' 48.1644" W

We are looking for volunteer divers to conduct a dive cleaning of the Ballast Point Pier, Tampa, Florida, on September 17th to support both International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) and Project Aware’s Dive Against Debris. 

 

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Sep. 04/11

Last week I attended a meeting of partners to the Protect Our Coral Sea group campaigning for a large, no-take marine park in the Coral Sea. If successful this campaign will create the world's largest marine park over an area so remote from human impacts it is one of the few remaining marine environments that is still virtually pristine.

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Aug. 30/11

ScienceDaily® (Aug. 30, 2011) - Preserving just 4 percent of the ocean could protect crucial habitat for the vast majority of marine mammal species, from sea otters to blue whales, according to researchers at Stanford University and the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Their findings were published in the Aug. 16 edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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