Coasts and Oceans : Newsfile

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  • Last chance to save the bluefin tuna

    2 February 2010

    Imports of endangered bluefin tuna into the United States for the sushi trade are contributing to the collapse of the population in the Mediterranean and Eastern Atlantic, according to a report based on official figures.

  • New by-catch device will protect the turtles

    1 February 2010

    As a two-day Seafood Summit opens in Paris today - bringing together representatives from the seafood industry and conservation community - a new law requiring shrimp fishers to use special devices that reduce unwanted fish catch is being put into operation in French Guiana.

  • Deep emission cuts essential to stop acid oceans

    17 December 2009

    Deep and immediate cuts in CO₂ emissions are needed to stall ocean acidification and prevent mass extinction of marine species, food insecurity and serious damage to the world economy, according to a report released at the Copenhagen Climate Summit.

  • Tuna quota still 'too big to save species'

    16 November 2009

    The international commission responsible for managing stocks of bluefin tuna in the North Atlantic, meeting in Brazil, has failed to agree on measures that will ensure the recovery of the species.

  • UK government promises draft Marine Bill

    12 November 2009

    Environmental organisations today welcomed the inclusion of a draft Marine Bill in the programme of legislation for the new session of the UK Parliament, but called on the Government to move quickly to bring forward a full bill.

  • Africa's first transfrontier marine park

    2 November 2009

    Africa's first transfrontier marine conservation area has been established, connecting Maputaland in South Africa's World Heritage Site, the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, with Mozambique's first marine conservancy, the Ponta do Ouro Marine Protected Area.

  • Europe backs trade ban to save blue fin tuna

    9 September 2009

    After many years of campaigning and scientific concern, the European Commission has backed the suspension of international trade in endangered Atlantic and Mediterranean bluefin tuna - expressing grave concern regarding the status of the species, which is under threat of collapse from commercial overexploitation.

  • Reef fish predators disappearing as population grows

    1 September 2009

    Sharks, barracuda and other large predatory fishes are disappearing on Caribbean coral reefs as human populations rise, endangering the region's marine food web and ultimately its reefs and fisheries, according to a sweeping study by researcher Chris Stallings of The Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory.

  • African deltas suffer early impacts of climate change

    30 August 2009

    The Niger Delta in Nigeria, is home to about a quarter of the country's population. But climate change and rising sea levels are bringing floods and salt water into this fertile region, reports Etiosa Uyigue.

  • SUCCESS STORY: A Mexican village cleans up the plastic tide

    25 August 2009

    Globally, one billion marine animals and birds die every year from eating discarded plastics. And, according to Mexican Environment Minister Jose Luis Luege, Mexico has one of the lowest garbage recycling rates in the world. Now, one seaside town has shown that local communities can take action to turn the tide of plastic waste and help the turtles to survive.