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Read about all the latest developments in the ocean protection movement.

 

Latest Updates

Latest Updates

Read about all the latest developments in the global underwater conservancy movement.

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Apr. 26/16

It’s no secret. Scuba divers are some of the world’s most passionate ocean advocates. With our unique underwater access and dive skills, we’re a powerful movement – one that seeks out action and mobilizes for change.

Just one week ago, Project AWARE launched a new initiative to help spark and further grow this change. Adopt A Dive Site™ encourages dive professionals, centers and resorts in the local monitoring and protection of our underwater playgrounds against trash.

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Apr. 28/16

Earlier this month, in the run-up to Earth Day 2016, we asked you to tell us why your dive site is worth protecting by entering #MyDiveSite photo contestMORE

Apr. 22/16

Happy Earth Day, scuba friends! We are blown away by the enthusiasm of participants in our #MyDiveSite photo challenge. Your photos and stories prove that volunteer actions can add up to a big impact for the health of our oceans.

Scuba divers are some of the world’s most passionate ocean advocates. With our unique underwater access and dive skills, we’re a powerful movement – one that seeks out action and mobilizes for change.

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Apr. 24/16

With an international net closing in on the trade in threatened species of aquatic life, countries in Asia and the Pacific are working to implement tools that will offer a balance of protection while ensuring trade in seafood is not adversely affected, an FAO convened meeting has concluded.

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Apr. 21/16

Debris Activist: Ian Craddock  Location: Wimborne, Dorset, UK  Diver since: 1998

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Apr. 15/16

The European Commission today released a long-anticipated report on EU Member States’ 2014 implementation of the EU ban on shark finning (slicing off a shark’s fins and discarding the body at sea) which finds few infringements and reaffirms the EU commitment to the most reliable means for finning ban enforcement: requiring that sharks be landed with fins still naturally attached. Such a rule greatly eases enforcement and facilitates collection of key species-specific catch data.

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Apr. 14/16

Debris Activist: Tim Latimer  Location: Dauin, Negros Oriental, Philippines  Diver Since: 1995

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Apr. 11/16

The world's largest shark fin industry lies in the heart of the Coral Triangle, a region of the Indian and Pacific Oceans home to the world's most diverse coral reefs and known as the Amazon of the seas. This idyllic-sounding environment sustains an industry responsible for the deaths of over 3 million sharks a year. With a reported annual catch of 100,000 tons, Indonesia's shark fishery contributes more to the international shark fin trade than any other nation.

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Apr. 13/16

Debris Activist: Fredric Ihrsen  Location: Saltstraumen, Bodø, Norway  Diver Since: 2004

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Apr. 11/16

Debris Activist: Gabriel Espino  Location: Vieques, Puerto Rico, USA  Diver Since: 2000

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Apr. 08/16

Debris Activist: Nic Emery   Location: Ayer Batang Bay, Tioman Island, Malaysia   Diver Since: 2005

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Apr. 07/16

Debris Activist: Juan Blanco  Location: Boa Vista Island, Cape Verde, Africa  Diver since: 1993

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Apr. 06/16

Researchers at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science published new findings that suggest the expansion of protected areas into U.S. federal waters would safeguard 100 percent of core home range areas used by three species of sharks tracked in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean.

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Apr. 05/16

Debris Activist:  Curtis Snaper  Location:  Las Vegas, Nevada, USA  Diver Since:  1999

 

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Mar. 31/16

This is our world, our ocean. These are our dive sites.

With Earth Day fast approaching, we’re reminded to protect our valuable natural resources – our ocean environments, house reefs, lakes and rivers – the places that we dive, the underwater playgrounds that we love. These are our dive sites, and they need protecting. Earth Day offers the perfect opportunity to take ownership of the dive sites we love

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