Happy Friday! As usual, this week's roundup is a mix of the good, the bad and the funny. This week in ocean news,
...Daniel Pauly argued in the New Republic that the aquacalypse is upon us.
...Palau became the first nation to ban shark fishing in its waters -- an area about the size of Texas.
...New research showed that coral reefs where a diversity of fish species swim are healthier than overfished ones, and where fishing is banned, the incidence of coral disease was reduced.
...A 78-year-old Hawaiian man who shot and killed a pregnant Hawaiian monk seal pleaded guilty to violating the U.S. Endangered Species Act and began serving a 90-day term.
...We were entertained by this video of a sea lion stealing a fisherman's catch as he reels it in. Although perhaps it's a sign that sea lions are going hungry, which is not so funny.
- Graphics: New Oceana Study Finds Shrimp Misrepresented in the U.S. Posted Thu, October 30, 2014
- Uncovering Shrimp Seafood Fraud: Diaries from the Field, Part One Posted Fri, October 31, 2014
- Celebrate National Seafood Month with This Sustainable Recipe: Diver Scallops Posted Wed, October 29, 2014
- Ocean Roundup: Seagrass Travels via Ocean Currents, Plump Leatherbacks Can Swim More Easily, and More Posted Thu, October 30, 2014
- Ocean Roundup: Scientists Call for “Bold” Action on Overfishing, Shipping Company Pleads Guilty to 2013 Molasses Spill, and More Posted Mon, October 27, 2014