Fish & Fisheries

"Negotiations To Conserve Antarctic Ocean End In Stalemate On Many Issues"

"On Nov. 4, the 41st annual meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) closed without making significant progress toward the establishment of new marine protected areas (MPAs) and fishery regulations. The scientific community and most delegates to the meeting had urged the adoption of new protections for Southern Ocean ecosystems to buffer damage from climate change and fishing."

Source: Mongabay, 11/08/2022

Could Biodiversity Be Bee’s Knees for Environmental Journalists This Fall?

While a global gathering on biodiversity this winter will be news in itself, enterprising reporters can also find many biodiversity stories in their own backyards. The latest TipSheet offers insight into the domestic U.S. battle over endangered species, with a tale of a Tennessee dam, and a better understanding of the biodiversity-habitat connection. Plus, story ideas and reporting resources.

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Whale Injuries From Drift Gillnets Off California Spark Lawsuit Against US

"Environmentalists on Thursday sued the agency overseeing U.S. fisheries, claiming it had failed to protect endangered humpback whales from entanglement in drift gillnets - sprawling curtains of nylon mesh - used in commercial fishing off California."

Source: Reuters, 10/28/2022

Illegal Fishing Spurs Billions In Losses For Developing Countries: Study

"Developing countries are losing billions of dollars due to illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, which siphons off revenue through illicit financial flows, according to a new study by the Financial Transparency Coalition (FTC)."

Source: Guardian, 10/27/2022
October 27, 2022 to October 31, 2022

The International Indigenous Salmon Seas Symposium and Press Conference

The Symposium brings together 35 Indigenous peoples, knowledge-keepers and invited guests from the three great salmon seas: the Salish Sea, Alaska, and the Russian Far East to begin a new era of collaboration and communication among the Salmon Peoples of the Pan-Pacific.


"Sparkling Fish, Murky Methods: The Global Aquarium Trade"

"After diving into the warm sea off the coast of northern Bali, Indonesia, Made Partiana hovers above a bed of coral, holding his breath and scanning for flashes of color and movement. Hours later, exhausted, he returns to a rocky beach, towing plastic bags filled with his darting, exquisite quarry: tropical fish of all shades and shapes."

Source: AP, 10/20/2022


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