On the Tide

The blog of Marine Conservation Institute

Pacific Means Business and Bans High Seas Tuna Fishing: Greenpeace

Pacific Means Business And Bans High Seas Tuna Fishing: Greenpeace Wednesday: May 21, 2008  (Greenpeace) Greenpeace has applauded a decision to ban tuna fishing in high seas areas, as a landmark for tuna conservation and biodiversity protection by the eight Pacific Island Countries of the Palau Nauru Agreement (PNA) group meeting in Palau this week … Continue reading Pacific Means Business and Bans High Seas Tuna Fishing: Greenpeace

Humans blamed for sharp drop in wildlife

Humans blamed for sharp drop in wildlife Story Highlights The world’s wildlife has declined by 27 percent since 1970 because of humans WWF: Terrestrial, freshwater, marine species all under threat Pollution and overall climate change are other factors causing loss of wildlife (CNN) — The world’s wildlife has declined by 27 percent since 1970 because … Continue reading Humans blamed for sharp drop in wildlife

Abandoned monk seal pup brought to Oahu from Kauai

Updated at 3:13 p.m., Saturday, May 3, 2008Honolulu Advertiser Early yesterday morning NOAA Fisheries dispatched a team of recovery experts to follow up on reports of an abandoned monk seal pup in a remote area on Kaua’i. Spokeswoman Wende Goo said that when the team arrived they found the pup alone on the beach and … Continue reading Abandoned monk seal pup brought to Oahu from Kauai

Abandoned seal pup eating well

Wednesday, May 7, 2008Honolulu Advertiser A baby Hawaiian monk seal abandoned by its mother on Kaua’i is eating well and maintaining its weight, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said yesterday. The team caring for the newborn seal said he remains in stable condition, said Wende Goo, a NOAA spokeswoman. “He’s moving around and pooping … Continue reading Abandoned seal pup eating well

Fisheries body to assess bottom trawling and possibly restrict practice

The Canadian Press MONTREAL — The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization will assess the impact of bottom trawling on several fishing grounds outside Canada’s 200-mile limit and close them if it finds the fishing method harms vulnerable sea life, the fisheries management group announced Wednesday. Environmentalists at a NAFO meeting in Montreal praised the decision after … Continue reading Fisheries body to assess bottom trawling and possibly restrict practice