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Global Ocean Commission Calls for High Seas Fuel Subsidy Elimination

An illegal driftnet vessel catching a swordfish.

An illegal driftnet vessel catching a swordfish. (Photo: Oceana / Juan Ceutos)

The Global Ocean Commission, an independent initiative comprised of 17 government and business leaders from around the world, called for extensive international reform for high seas management in a new report released on Tuesday.


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Ocean News: Oil Exploration Approved for the Canary Islands, Emperor Penguins Found to be Adaptable, and More

Emperor penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri) in Antarctica.

Emperor penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri) in Antarctica. (Photo:  Martha de Jong-Lantink / Flickr Creative Commons)

- Spain gave the green light on Tuesday for oil exploration off the Canary Islands. Oceana is opposed to this decision, as it could affect 25 marine areas and 82 protected species. Oceana


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Ocean News: Crabs Can Hear After All, New Zealand Rejects Offshore Mining Project, and More

An illegal driftnet fishing vessel on the high seas off of France.

An illegal driftnet fishing vessel on the high seas off of France. (Photo: Oceana / Thierry Lannoy)

- Several Members of Parliament have called out the UK government for acting “too slow” on marine conservation. A program launched four years ago called for protection of 127 areas of marine habitat, but only about one-fifth of the areas have received protection so far. BBC News UK


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