- Fishers’ federation protests Coral Triangle Summit – Business Mirror LOCAL fishers’ federation, the Tambuyog Development Center (TDC), is planning to stage a protest rally when the two-day Coral Triangle Summit opens today at the Shangri-La Hotel in Makati. This developed even as the TDC criticized organizers of the Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI) for focusing on developing investment opportunities in the region while ignoring the plight of people living in coastal communities, particularly in the Philippines. “They designed the CTI for the benefit of big foreign companies, as if the coastal communities do not exist,” said Arsenio Tanchuling, executive director of TDC and coordinator of the Southeast Asia Fish for Justice network (SEAFish) … While Tanchuling said the initiative to protect the coastal marine environment and to promote sustainability is laudable, it came as a shock that even today, the people in the communities were not consulted as to how they will truly benefit in co-managing the country’s marine environment. The Coral Triangle Summit, he said, will tackle topics as tuna, live fish, energy and financing, but not community-based coastal-management system.
- Fleet of High-Tech Robot ‘Gliders’ to Explore Oceans – Science Daily ScienceDaily.com
The Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences (IFM-GEOMAR) in Kiel, Germany, recently obtained the biggest fleet of so-called gliders in Europe. These instruments can explore the oceans like sailplanes up to a depth of 1000 metres.
- No future in fish? – Alaska Dispatch
- Dirty Waters: Cashing in on Ocean Pollution – DC Bureau
- Fish stocks in danger of extinction – The Nation, Pakistan
Continuous use of prohibited nets and deep sea trawling have caused a massive reduction in fish stock in Sindh waters.
- Genetic analysis disputes increase in Antarctic minke whales– EurekAlert
A new genetic analysis of Antarctic minke whales concludes that population of these smaller baleen whales have not increased as a result of the intensive hunting of other larger whales — countering arguments by advocates of commercial whaling who want to “cull” minke whales.