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Guam Fishermen Say Marine Monument Plans Are Fishy!Pacific News Center – USAGuam- Even though the proposed boundaries for the proposed Marine National Monument covers only the waters surrounding three of the northern most islands of … CNMI government softens opposition to marine monument proposalRadio New Zealand International – Wellington,New ZealandGovernor Benigno Fitial and legislative leaders … Continue reading Dailys News Clips

Daily News Clips

For fishermen, a way to make ghost gear disappearWicked Local Provincetown – Orleans,MA,USASoon they’d enlisted the help of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and the Sea Debris Initiative was born. Ben Cowie-Haskell, Stellwagen’s … Bush plan to restrict fishingPacific Daily News – Hagåtña,GU,USAThe local fishing community fears the marine monument designation could keep the area … Continue reading Daily News Clips

Daily News Clips

White House also eyeing Pacific war monument Saipan Tribune – Saipan,Northern Mariana Islands,Micronesia… under the Antiquities Act of 1906-the same legal mechanism the White House might use to establish a marine monument near the CNMI. …CAO says no to Bush’s marine monument plan Saipan Tribune – Saipan,Northern Mariana Islands,Micronesia… resolution rejecting the White House’s controversial … Continue reading Daily News Clips

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Critical seal habitat considered for main islandsKPUA – HI,USAEnvironmentalists say monk seals in the main Hawaiian Islands arethriving and giving birth while others are dying of starvation,entanglement in fishing … New rules to protect North Atlantic right whalesBangor Daily News – Bangor,ME,USA“There are only 300 to 400 left in the world,” Connie Barclay,spokeswoman for NOAA … Continue reading Daily News Clips

Daily News Clips

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

Daily News Clips

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

Daily News Clips

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