Tuesday, September 5, 2017
"We invested P2M in fisheries protection. Today, our fishers are catching at least P60M more seafood every season," shares Bindoy Mayor Valente Yap at the recently-concluded Ocean Heroes... Read More
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
On August 29th the European Commission released its annual proposal for fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea for 2018. Despite a long history of the Western Baltic Cod... Read More
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
WASHINGTON – A federal court yesterday upheld the U.S. government’s Seafood Import Monitoring Program, which will require some imported seafood at risk of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU)... Read More
Friday, August 25, 2017
(IUCN), recommends protecting 30% of marine waters within marine protected areas (MPAs). Currently, only 15% of the Greater North Sea has such protection. In addition to protecting vulnerable and threatened species and habitats, MPAs can also play an important role in supporting the recovery of commercial fish stocks, by safeguarding areas of ‘essential fish habitat’ where fish feed, reproduce or grow.
Data gathered during the expedition will also be used to consider the effectiveness of some existing MPAs in the North Sea and propose stronger management, as currently, only 12% of MPAs in the region have fully implemented management measures.
Oceana’s survey areas were selected in consultation with government agencies, scientists and experts in the five nations studied, to identify priority areas where first-hand data are most needed to advance the protection of marine life. This year’s research builds on Oceana’s initial surveys of the North Sea in 2016, and the findings will form the basis of proposals to strengthen the network of North Sea MPAs, through the creation of new MPAs, expansion of existing ones, or improved management measures. The data compiled will also be shared with governments, scientific institutions, and other NGOs in the countries surveyed.
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Media ContactJesse Page(949) email@example.comThe Pacific Life Foundation today announced a $2 million grant to four national marine mammal and ocean-focused nonprofit agencies. Ocean Conservancy, Oceana, The Nature Conservancy... Read More
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Today, the Ministerial Committee confirmed rejection of port mining project Dominga, a decision that was described by marine conservation organization Oceana as a great achievement.In a divided vote,... Read More
Friday, August 18, 2017
The Belize government’s decision today to introduce critical legislation to establish a permanent moratorium on offshore oil activity in and around the Belize Barrier Reef has been welcomed... Read More