On the Tide

The blog of Marine Conservation Institute

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Public urged to practice responsible ocean stewardship following…KHNL-TV/KHBC/KOGG – Honolulu,HI,USA… and disturbing monk seals on Manana Island. If anyone has moreinformation on the seal, call the NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement at(800) 853-1964. Fisheries losing $50 billion a yearReuters UK, UK – Oct 8, 2008By Jasmin Melvin WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As more and more fishermen … Continue reading Daily News Clips

Thirteen per cent of the world’s land surface is now a protected area

This should be good news, but given our struggles to secure meaningful protection I hesitate to feel good about this it.  Many parks continue to be paper parks and as long as bottom trawling and other destructive activities are allowed to occur within the borders of protected areas such as Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary … Continue reading Thirteen per cent of the world’s land surface is now a protected area

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> Four area ports join to review reserves Bandon Western World – Bandon,OR,USABy Steve McCasland Four Southern Oregon ocean ports have banded togetherto provide local community review of proposals to establish marinereserves and … Climate focus ‘good news for species’ BBC News – UKClimate change could actually benefit some of the world’s mostendangered species, says … Continue reading Daily News Clips

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Marine reserve details announcedKPOJ – Portland,OR,USA By Jeff Kirsch The group Our Ocean outlined plans for creating marine reserves during a press conference at the Oregon Historical Society in downtown …   Feds sued over endangered species protectionsSan Jose Mercury News – CA, USA AP SAN FRANCISCO—Environmentalists have sued the Bush administration over its handling … Continue reading Daily News Clips

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Big network of ocean reserves proposed for OregonThe Oregonian – OregonLive.com – Portland,OR,USAThe group also proposed less-restrictive “marine protected areas” that would allow most types of fishing, including crabbing and hook-and-line fishing for …See all stories on this topic Expert is on a quest to understand largest animal on EarthVentura County Star – Camarillo,CA,USA… doing … Continue reading Daily News Clips

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House votes to lift offshore drilling banHouston Chronicle – United StatesFearing a politically damaging dust-up with Republicans over offshore drilling, House Democrats late Tuesday agreed to allow the congressional drilling ban …See all stories on this topic Whale Protection Rule Clears White House, 573 Days LaterOMB Watch – USADuring that time, OIRA and other White … Continue reading Daily News Clips

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Saipan objects to Bush marine protection planHonolulu Advertiser – Honolulu,HI,USA The proposal, expected to be final before Bush leaves office, could establish marine sanctuaries or national monuments modeled on the Papahanaumokuakea …See all stories on this topic   Carbon dioxide emissions could mean trouble for ocean speciesFairbanks Daily News-Miner – Fairbanks,AK,USA By Christi Hang FAIRBANKS … Continue reading Daily News Clips

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Could global warming benefit one species of endangered shark?Plenty Magazine – New York,NY,USA… species is listed as “vulnerable to extinction” by the IUCN Red List. The species is worst off in Australia, where it is considered “critically endangered.”See all stories on this topic   Environmentalists to launch monument TV adSaipan Tribune – Saipan,Northern Mariana Islands,Micronesia … Continue reading Daily News Clips