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Can Marine Protected Areas Be Shielded From Climate Change?

Published Mar 3, 2024 9:41 PM by China Dialogue Ocean

Posted in: Environment

  [By Regina Lam] A marine protected area (MPA) may sound like a biodiversity haven, safe from the many external stress...

Ocean Plastic Could Spread Human Diseases

Published Feb 29, 2024 8:38 PM by China Dialogue Ocean

Posted in: Environment

  [By Anna Napolitano] Images of paradise beaches buried under bottles and ocean animals swimming past carrier bags are...

Indonesia Struggles to Implement Illegal-Fishing Rules

Published Jan 21, 2024 9:35 PM by China Dialogue Ocean

Posted in: Ports

  [By Ari Syamsudin] Seven years after ratifying the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA), Indonesia has just...

Norway's Turn Towards Deep-Sea Mining Dismays Experts

Published Jan 7, 2024 1:46 PM by China Dialogue Ocean

Posted in: Government

   [By Olive Heffernan] Norway, renowned for its substantial offshore oil and gas reserves, made a surprise move i...

Oil Interests Impede Progress on Plastic Treaty

Published Nov 28, 2023 3:13 PM by China Dialogue Ocean

Posted in: Government

[By Jackson Ambole and Emma Bryce] In mid-November, hundreds of protestors marched through the streets of Nairobi, led by a cer...

Experts Call for Greater Role for the Ocean at Climate Talks

Published Nov 12, 2023 11:51 AM by China Dialogue Ocean

Posted in: Government

[By Fermin Koop] It’s only three weeks until the annual UN climate conference takes place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates....

Illegal Fishing Off West Africa Drives Maritime Migration

Published Nov 9, 2023 8:57 PM by China Dialogue Ocean

Posted in: Government

[By Kebba Jeffang] Fish are crucial to nutrition and livelihoods in West Africa, with an estimated 5.5 million tonnes caug...

China Hires Thousands of People to Solve a Seaweed Problem

Published Oct 22, 2023 12:01 PM by China Dialogue Ocean

Posted in: Environment

[By Niu Yuhan] “This year’s seaweed control work is officially complete!” In 2023, the smallest amoun...

China is Bringing Aquaculture to Deep Offshore Waters

Published Oct 15, 2023 5:57 PM by China Dialogue Ocean

Posted in: Environment

[By Yingxin Feng] Over 100 nautical miles off the coast of China in the Yellow Sea, a huge octagonal structure rests in th...

Marine "Biomimetics" Could Be the Blue Economy's Next Big Hit

Published Oct 9, 2023 2:32 PM by China Dialogue Ocean

Posted in: Environment

[By Emma Bryce] Deep in the Pacific Ocean, a strange, diaphanous balloon drifts by. Inside, tunnels and chambers coil like a mi...

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