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Category: Environmental
COD War II: Collapsing Fishing Quotas Dragging Britain and Iceland in Trade Battle!

Minister for Natural Environment Fisheries, Richard Benyon, has cautioned that the sustainability of mackerel in the future is at risk.

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Bering Sea Was Baring Life, and Ice Free During Last Warm Period: “No Evidence of The Pebbles”

The deep sediment cores brought up from the sea floor of the Bering Sea have shown that the area was devoid of ice the entire year, and the amount of biological activity was high during the last warm period in the history of the Earth.

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Cold Spell in Florida Kills 699 Manatees in 2010: “Warm Water Sites” in Dire Need

The cold spells experienced earlier on in the year have resulted in the record for killed manatees in 2010. Since the beginning of the year, up until the 5th of December, researchers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute has counted a staggering 699 dead manatees floating about in state waters.

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Ringed And Bearded Seals Proposed to be Listed Under Endangered Species Act, Proposed by NOAA

NOAA’s Fisheries Service has proposed that four subspecies of ringed seals – which generally are found in the Arctic Basin and the North Atlantic – and two distinct populations of bearded seals – who make their home in the Pacific Ocean – be placed on the threatened list under the Endangered Species Act.

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Explorations of Seafloor Discover Life Near Well

Researchers have been going on dives into the Gulf of Mexico utilizing a mini-sub to take a gander at how the ecosystems are dealing with the recent BP oil fiasco.

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No Pumping Poop Into the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Waters

A new ruling by the NOAA will effectively stop boaters from pumping any sewage they may have accumulated into the waters of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

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International Accord Fails: BlueFin Tuna In Dire Straights Due to Overfishing
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The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna did not accept the idea of reducing fishing of the Atlantic bluefin, whose populations have been declining for the past few decades from fishing pressure and, who could forget, the BP oil spill fiasco in the Gulf of Mexico.

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“Killer” Shrimp Invading Wales: Discovered in Two Locations

A “killer” shrimp which makes meals out of young fish, insect larva, and the shrimp native to the area has been discovered at two different locations in Wales, comments the Environment Agency.

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Atlantic Tuna Commission Takes Unprecedented Action to Protect Sharks: “Particularly Pleased”
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Shark Advocates International is giving a warm welcome to progress towards helping conserve sharks. This progress was made at the annual meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) this week.

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Team of Divers Cleans Up 7 tons of Harmful Waste

A diving team from Kuwait has commented that this past Saturday that it had just completed their latest step in cleaning up 7 tons of harmful materials from the coral reef shelf of Qaruh island.

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China to Update Security Measures for Underwater Cultural Heritage

The two branches of the central government for China, who are responsible for the well being of underwater cultural heritage, have just signed an agreement this past Monday to cooperate more fully with one another.

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News: Study Shows That Loads Of Microbes are “Getting Busy” Deep in Ocean Crust

The very first research study to take a gander into what kind of biological activity there is in the deepest part of the ocean crust has turned up bacteria with an astonishing range of abilities, which include eating oil, natural gas, and “fixing” or storing carbon.

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Widely Accepted Indicator of Fisheries Health Questioned; “Humans Don’t Appear To Be Fishing Down the Food Web”
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The most widely accepted method of being able to determine the health of the world’s oceans and fisheries led to inaccurate conclusions in almost fifty percent of the ecosystems where it was utlilized.

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Fishing is Permitted in Ninety-Nine Percent of Pacific Coast of Canada’s Marine Protected Areas
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Fishing is permitted in ninety-nine percent of Marine Protected Areas – also known as MPA – on the Pacific coast of Canada, so says a report put out by Living Oceans Society and released in Marine Policy this month. It is rather interesting that the fishing is permitted, given the fact that over fifty percent of the MPAs are labeled as “strictly prohibited” and are specifically set up to stop all fishing.

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Red Lionfish Being Caught in Keys: Over 650 Reeled In:
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There are now 659 less Indo-Pacific red lionfish calling the tranquil waters of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary home.

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