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Sunday Round Up – #7

May 8, 2011

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The European Commission (i.e. Commissioner Maria Damanaki) has put forward an across the board ban on discards in the EU.  The industry is up in arms.  Interestingly, Iceland and Norway already have these policies in place…so it’s not like we’re asking for something entirely novel here.

A new study says that the sea is rising even faster than the IPCC predicted.

A new report has found that fish retail labels are woefully inadequate.  The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) said it is still “virtually impossible to tell precisely where most fish and fish products have been caught”.

A new study has found that sharks in Palau are worth far more in the water for tourism than out of the water for shark fin soup.

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Worth Reading

The NYT Green Blog explores the very interesting scientific “feud” between the University of Washington and the University of British Columbia.  The argument is over the questions: How bad are world fisheries and how to do measure their status?

Fish treated with carbon monoxide will look fresh after it has been frozen and sent over long distances.  Use of the gas is illegal in the EU.  Why not in the U.S.?

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