Sunday Round Up – #13
The EU warns several developing countries that it may ban their fisheries exports due to their poor control of illegal fishing.
The reform process for Europe’s much-maligned Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) is about to enter its most crucial stage. While it’s widely agreed the current CFP is ineffective, there are mounting concerns the ambitious proposals soon to be put forward by EU Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki for implementation in 2013 will be vetoed because of the immediate detrimental impacts they will have on many member states’ fishing communities.
The National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations has launched a strong attack on the EU Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki over her stance on discards and other matters.
The executive director of Greenpeace International faces prison in Greenland for breaking an injunction and boarding a giant rig exploring for oil in Arctic waters.
Japan has decided to continue its whaling program in the northwest Pacific.
A new analysis has found that – out of 75 species-production systems reviewed – more aquaculture production means more ecological impact, but that compared to other forms of animal protein production such as livestock, aquaculture is more efficient.
Sea Shepherd’s Operation Blue Rage 2011 has enraged Tunisian fishermen operating on Melita Bank, roughly 70 nautical miles off the Libyan coast and 20 miles inside the NATO no fly zone.
NOAA predicts that flooding will result in the largest dead zone ever seen in the Gulf of Mexico (and the world!).
Kumi Nadoo, soon-to-be-jailed Greenpeace CEO, explains his actions in the fight of one of the defining environmental battle of our age.
Bruce Barcott begs the question: “why is such a small area of the world’s oceans protected?”
Achim Steiner and Josh Reichert – two big names in conservation – have co-written an Op-Ed on how to fix our broken oceans.
Richard Black writes on the promise of aquaculture for world food security.
Michael Conathan, director of the Center for American Progress’ new oceans program, reminds us that “it’s the oceans, stupid”.
First look at Andy Samberg, Chief Shark Officer for the Discovery Channel.
Paul Watson of Sea Shepherd has a hissy fit on his blog after getting dissed by Roberto Mielgo Bregazzi.
Sky Sharks: Pictures of Great Whites Snatching Prey From the Air
A first-hand account of the bends. Pretty intense.