News clips November 26-30, 2009

Fisheries My View: Good news on global tuna, swordfishing fronts- Gloucester Daily Times- editorial by Jim Balsiger, acting assistant administrator for NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service Global deal signed to outlaw illegal fishing- fishupdate.com Fish fight crucial to survival of islanders- Sydney Morning Herald- Fishing for tuna in Kiribati ‘Ghost-fishing’ study to pull up lobster … Continue reading News clips November 26-30, 2009

News clips for Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Southern Ocean protected area to shield marine region more diverse than Galapagos- sciencecentric.com Rising sea levels: A tale of two cities- BBC World Service- Comparison of Rotterdam, The Netherlands to Maputo, Mozambique Sea level rise could cost port cities $28 trillion- CNN Wildlife concern over oil tankers- BBC News- UK New Endangered Species Listings Wait … Continue reading News clips for Wednesday, November 25, 2009

News clips November 21-24, 2009

Climate Change International expedition investigates climate change, alternative fuels in Arctic- ScienceDaily.com- This relates to Scott’s webinar yesterday on alternative offshore energy U.S. To Bring Emissions Cut Target To Copenhagen Talks- Reuters Military wary of offshore wind energy development- Business Gazette- Maryland Report on Acidification and Coral Reefs- From CSO Weekly Report- Nov.20th Marine Spatial … Continue reading News clips November 21-24, 2009

Molokai: Farewell to ‘unifying spirit’

By MELISSA TANJI, Staff Writer, Maui News Posted: November 19, 2009 Image from http://www.khon2.com/news/local/story/Molokai-Residents-and-NOAA-Disagree-on-KP2-s/WBaCs0eYRE2k3WQkEaR8NA.cspx Eight Molokai residents, federal marine fisheries officials and scientists said aloha to the beloved Molokai Hawaiian monk seal “KP2″ at a blessing at the Waikiki Aquarium in Honolulu on Wednesday afternoon. KP2, who captured the hearts of many on the Friendly … Continue reading Molokai: Farewell to ‘unifying spirit’

News clips for Friday, November 20th, 2009

Hawaii Molokai: Farewell to ‘unifying spirit’- Maui News; see also: Molokai Residents and NOAA Disagree on KP2’s Future- KHON2- The blessing on Wednesday for KP2 seemed to have helped resolve some of the disputes between NOAA and the community. Nominations sought for Papahanaumokuakea workshop on Midway Atoll- Honolulu Advertiser Policy Shark Conservation Act of 2009 … Continue reading News clips for Friday, November 20th, 2009

News clips for Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Marine Spatial Planning Council ready to see the Integrated Maritime Policy step up a gear- Euroalert.net – The Commission has welcomed the conclusions of the General Affairs and External Relations Council of 16/17 November, which acknowledge the progress achieved in the field of the Integrated Maritime Policy over the past two years and endorse the … Continue reading News clips for Thursday, November 19th, 2009

News clips for Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

National Ocean Policy Oceans are in deep water- The Buffalo News- editorial by Les Blumenthal- McClatchy Newspapers- With marine life threatened, bureaucrats squabble over who should oversee policies. Good overview of widespread issues affecting the oceans and the recommendations made in the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force’s interim report. Bluefin Tuna Pew Environmental Group Calls … Continue reading News clips for Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Eye Problems Consign Boisterous Seal to Captivity

The Wall Street JournalBy CHRIS HERRINGImage: Val Bloy A monk seal named KP2, known for his boisterous play with swimmers off the Hawaiian island of Molokai, will require eye surgery that will force him into permanent captivity at a marine-life park. A debate about whether KP2 should remain free, and whether his rough-housing posed a … Continue reading Eye Problems Consign Boisterous Seal to Captivity

News clips for Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Articles about ICCAT Bluefin Tuna decision ICCAT slashes bluefin tuna quota- SeafoodSource.com No Tuna Surprise- New York Times DotEarth: Conservationists and U.S. officials say quotas for catching bluefin tuna in the Atlantic were not lowered enough to restore the species. NOAA Issues Statement on ICCAT Annual Meeting- NOAA Hawaii Hawaii’s famous white sandy beaches ‘are … Continue reading News clips for Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

News clips: Nov.14-16th, 2009

Endangered Species ICCAT fails to protect critically-endangered tuna—again- Mongabay.com; see also NYTimes blog DotEarth: Group Warns of Failing Effort to Manage Tuna and Sharks Hawaiian seal to be healed by local woman- WPTV – West Palm Beach,FL- KP2 will have surgery to remove his cataracts Japanese Government Funding Cuts Could End ‘Research’ Whaling- Environment News … Continue reading News clips: Nov.14-16th, 2009