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Hydroacoustics Used to Assess Fish Populations

By MarEx 2018-01-21 16:18:14

Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego were part of an international team that for the first time used hydroacoustics as a method for comparing the abundance of fishes within and outside marine protected...

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Caged Songbirds Thrown Overboard

By MarEx 2018-01-21 15:01:05

Smugglers dumped 300 birds into the sea last week while attempting to escape authorities, drowning most of them. The birds, mostly songbirds, were believed to have been collected in various Southeast Asian countries for sale in Indonesia. Malaysia’s Maritime Enforcement...

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Greenpeace Pulls Off Penguin Stunt

By MarEx 2018-01-15 10:06:40

Greenpeace has set up penguin sculptures around the world - from London to Seoul, Buenos Aires to Sydney, and Johannesburg to Washington DC. The geometric sculptures have appeared by national landmarks, on local transport and traveling to the Antarctic with...

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Marine Food Web Study Raises Climate Change Concern

By MarEx 2018-01-14 08:36:31

A new Australian study has found that levels of commercial fish stocks could be harmed as rising sea temperatures affect their source of food. A team of University of Adelaide scientists has demonstrated how climate change can drive the collapse...

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Image: Brett “Blu” Heywood, SeaQuest Fiji CEO, Dermot O'Gorman WWF-Australia CEO and Ken Katafono, TraSeable Solutions CEO next to a yellowfin tuna about to be tagged with QR code. Fiji waters, December 2017.

Blockchain Project Targets Seafood Industry

By MarEx 2018-01-10 12:16:13

Environmental organization WWF and its partners have introduced blockchain technology to the Pacific Islands’ tuna industry, the first of its kind for this region, to help stamp out illegal fishing and human rights abuses. Tracking fish from vessel to the...

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New Zealand Study Demonstrates Ship Noise Concern

By MarEx 2018-01-10 09:31:46

University of Auckland scientists have carried out the first-ever large scale investigation into the effects of ship noise in the waters of the Hauraki Gulf and found that at least two key species are affected. The research adds to a...

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Arrested Fishing Vessel Could Lead to $1 Million Fine

By MarEx 2018-01-07 09:50:17

On January 2, the Chinese-flagged fishing vessel Guo Ji 809 was arrested by the Liberian Coast Guard with the assistance of the marine conservation organization Sea Shepherd for illegal fishing in the nation's waters. Fishing without a Liberian fishing license...

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Sea Shepherd Drones Attacked Again

By MarEx 2018-01-02 07:56:42

More shots have been fired at Sea Shepherd drones in the Gulf of California, Mexico. A second incident, the first in daylight, occurred less than a week after fishermen shot down the group's night vision drone with an automatic rifle.  ...

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Dolphins Rescued from Indonesian Circus Trade

By MarEx 2017-12-27 17:24:38

Animal welfare organization Dolphin Project has rescued three dolphins that were destined for an Indonesian circus. On December 15, 2017, Dolphin Project received reports that the recently-caught wild dolphins were being held at Menjangan Shark Pool. The two spinner dolphins...

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Vessel Traffic May Impact Atlantic Cod, Haddock

By MarEx 2017-12-26 18:51:10

NOAA scientists studying sounds made by Atlantic cod and haddock at spawning sites in the Gulf of Maine have found that vessel traffic noise is reducing the distance over which these animals can communicate with each other. As a result,...

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