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Belize Revokes Factory Trawler's Registration

By MarEx 2018-06-09 18:49:27

Belize has revoked the registration of the 50,000 ton Damanzaihao, the largest fish factory vessel in the world. The International Marine Registry of Belize (IMMARBE) stripped the Damanzaihao of its flag, at the request of Sea Shepherd Legal, for failing...

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National Geographic Awards Innovators Combating Illegal Fishing

By MarEx 2018-06-09 18:15:43

The National Geographic Society has announced the winners of its Marine Protection Prize - as part of celebrations for World Ocean Day on June 8.  The purpose of the Prize is to attract a range of solutions that offer low-cost...

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Greenpeace Finds Plastic Pollution in Remote Antarctic Waters

By MarEx 2018-06-06 20:57:01

Laboratory analysis of water and snow samples, gathered during a recent Greenpeace expedition to the Antarctic, has revealed the presence of microplastics and persistent chemicals, respectively, in the majority of samples tested. Seven of the eight sea-surface water samples tested...

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New Film Reveals Extent of Ghana’s Fishing Crisis

By MarEx 2018-06-05 20:01:19

A new film has been released on the crisis in Ghana’s fisheries and the illegal practice of “saiko” – where industrial trawlers sell fish to local canoes at sea. This is driving the collapse of Ghana’s inshore fishery, on...

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Biological Barrier Could Halve Ocean Carbon Uptake

By MarEx 2018-06-02 20:04:12

An invisible layer of biological compounds on the sea surface reduces the rate at which carbon dioxide gas moves between the atmosphere and the oceans, scientists have reported. Scientists from Heriot-Watt, Newcastle and Exeter universities published their research in the...

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World's Largest Fish Factory Ship Arrested

By MarEx 2018-06-01 20:20:35

Agents from the Peruvian Environmental Prosecutor’s Office have detained the Damanzaihao as part of an federal criminal investigation based on presumed acts of illegal fishing. Peruvian authorities have also accused the Damanzaihao of polluting the marine environment through the illegal...

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Ocean Waves Trap More CO2 Than Previously Thought

By MarEx 2018-05-30 05:25:10

A new study has found ocean waves play a greater role in this trapping carbon dioxide than previously thought.  The research shows that when waves break on the surface, such as in high winds, a substantial number of bubbles are...

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Japan Killed 122 Pregnant Whales

By MarEx 2018-05-28 22:48:23

Humane Society International has expressed outrage that 122 pregnant female whales were killed this year in the Southern Ocean as part of Japan's whaling program NEWREP-A. The information was contained in newly published meeting papers from the International Whaling Commission...

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Study: $560 Billion Wasted by Bottom Trawling

By MarEx 2018-05-15 22:03:59

Industrial fisheries that rely on bottom trawling to catch fish threw 437 million tons of fish and $560 billion overboard over the past 65 years, finds new research. “Industrial fisheries do not bring everything they catch to port,” said Tim...

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Record Ocean Temperatures Fueled Hurricane Harvey

By MarEx 2018-05-14 17:38:26

In the weeks before Hurricane Harvey tore across the Gulf of Mexico and plowed into the Texas coast in August 2017, the Gulf's waters were warmer than any time on record, according to a new analysis led by the National...

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