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News Headlines
#100219
2014-07-29

Algae under threat from invasive fish

Tropical fish invading temperate waters warmed as a result of climate change are overgrazing algae, posing a threat to biodiversity and some marine-based industries.

News Headlines
#100193
2014-07-28

Deep-sea cameras reveal commercial fisheries having little impact on seafloor biodiversity

The Australia Antarctic Division has developed a new system of deep sea cameras to explore the impact of commercial fishing on biodiversity.

News Headlines
#100183
2014-07-25

Changing oceans affecting calcification of marine organisms

The ocean is home to many creatures, and all of them take their sustenance from this environment. One group of organisms use the ocean's calcium to create their shells and exoskeletons. These are the calcifiers, the mollusks, corals and starfish.

News Headlines
#100144
2014-07-24

Conservationists call for Canary Islands whale sanctuary instead of oil scheme

Months before oil exploration is slated to begin in the Canary Islands, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is calling on the Spanish government to abandon the search for oil and instead create a sanctuary for whales and dolphins in the region.

News Headlines
#100109
2014-07-21

Whales under threat as US approves seismic oil prospecting in Atlantic

The Obama administration is reopening the eastern seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, approving seismic surveys using sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits deep beneath the ocean floor.

News Headlines
#100111
2014-07-21

Great Barrier Reef 'in worst state since records began'

he Great Barrier Reef is in the worst state it's been in since records began and will be "pretty ugly" within 40 years, Australian scientists say.

News Headlines
#100106
2014-07-18

Scientists watch tagged turtles from space

Unique research by Deakin University scientists using satellite tracking to monitor tagged green turtles has found the turtles move in and out of enormous protected marine conservation zones, exposing them to danger as they migrate from their breeding grounds to forage for food.

News Headlines
#100086
2014-07-17

Dredging can more than double coral disease in reefs: study

A world-first study has found that dredging can more than double the level of coral disease in reefs.

News Headlines
#100037
2014-07-14

Tropical Fish Migration Destroying Kelp & Seagrass

Climate change-driven overgrazing of kelp and seagrass in Japanese waters has already led to the collapse of abalone fisheries

News Headlines
#100038
2014-07-14

New data sends wake-up call on Caribbean reefs

Marine environmentalist Eli Fuller, who for the past two decades has been exploring the coastline of Antigua and Barbuda, warns that while there has been “dramatic changes” to coral reefs since he was a little boy, “it’s getting worse and worse.”

News Headlines
#100042
2014-07-14

Call for strong measures to save Pacific bluefin tuna fishery after 96 per cent decline in breeding stock

The Worldwide Fund for Nature is urging Pacific fisheries to immediately halve their catch limits to preserve bluefin tuna stocks for the long-term.

News Headlines
#100021
2014-07-11

Great Barrier Reef impact from dredging could cost ‘as much as $1bn’

The amount of money needed to “offset” the impact of a dredging project on the Great Barrier Reef could be as much as $1bn – which is $998m more than the project developer has suggested.

Meeting Document
#99988
2014-07-09

UNEP/CBD/CBWSOI/WAFR/1/2

Report of Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) Capacity-Building Workshop for West Africa

News Headlines
#99998
2014-07-09

Tropical fish threaten kelp and algae

Plant-eating tropical fish species are causing serious damage to algae and kelp forests in sub-tropical and temperate regions around the world, an international team of experts warn.

News Headlines
#99974
2014-07-08

Tanzania: EU Funded Project Seizes 300kgs of Dynamite

A European Union funded SmartFish programme has confiscated 300 kilograms of explosive, impounded 50 fishing vessels and prosecuted five cases of illegal fishing in Indian Ocean during the past 24 months.

News Headlines
#99935
2014-07-03

Port wants to to load coal between ships in middle of Great Barrier Reef

Environmentalists fear ships could collide, spewing coal into world heritage-listed waters, disturbing fisheries and turtles

News Headlines
#99922
2014-07-02

Caribbean coral reefs 'could vanish in 20 years'

Many of the Caribbean's coral reefs could vanish in the next 20 years, according to a report published by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

News Headlines
#99923
2014-07-02

Pacific waters get relief from US conservation efforts

Oceans are rolling to the forefront of the global conservation agenda as the United States and Pacific island nations launch programs to protect global waters.

News Headlines
#99907
2014-06-30

Great Barrier Reef marina development: Documents reveal GBRMPA had concerns over $600m Great Keppel Island resort

Documents obtained by the ABC under Freedom of Information reveal that the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) identified serious concerns with a huge marina development it later approved.

News Headlines
#99867
2014-06-26

'Immediate protection' needed for Pitcairn's marine bounty

Researchers say that "immediate protection" is required for the waters around the remote Pitcairn Islands in the Pacific, home to one of the world's rarest and most valuable collections of marine species.

News Headlines
#99876
2014-06-26

Alaska Humpback Whales Are Making A Comeback

Alaska's humpback whales swam a little closer on Wednesday to losing their status as an endangered species after being federally protected for more than 40 years, a U.S. agency said

News Headlines
#99822
2014-06-24

Report warns world's fragile oceans pushed to point of collapse

A new report by a group of former world leaders, including ex-prime minister Paul Martin, says fixing our oceans will require unpopular, expensive changes

News Headlines
#99795
2014-06-23

Unesco delays 'endangered' Great Barrier Reef decision

Unesco has delayed a decision on whether Australia's Great Barrier Reef should be declared as endangered.

Recommendation
SBSTTA-18
#13328

Recommendation XVIII/3

Marine and coastal biodiversity: ecologically or biologically significant marine areas

Recommendation
SBSTTA-18
#13329

Recommendation XVIII/4

Marine and coastal biodiversity: other matters

Meeting Document
#99742
2014-06-19

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/18/INF/23

Marine Spatial Planning in Practice—Transitioning from Planning to Implementation

News Headlines
#99755
2014-06-19

UN expresses alarm about proposed dumping in Great Barrier Reef

Approval for dumping dredged material as part of Abbot Point coal development could place site on Unesco list of shame

News Headlines
#99709
2014-06-17

Obama to order ocean protections with executive powers, Kerry says

US secretary of state tells international summit that oceans are vital security issue, calling for immediate action to save them

News Headlines
#99710
2014-06-17

US study finds great white shark population in Pacific Ocean is increasing

The great white shark population in the eastern part of the North Pacific Ocean is growing, a research team says.

Meeting Document
#99697
2014-06-16

UNEP/CBD/CBW/SOI/SEASI/1/2

Report of Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) Capacity-Building Workshop for East, South and South-East Asia

Meeting Document
#99678
2014-06-16

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/18/INF/25

Update on the Process to Describe Areas in the North-East Atlantic Meeting the CBD EBSA Criteria

News Headlines
#99651
2014-06-13

Double trouble for the Mediterranean Sea: Acidification and warming threaten iconic species

Scientist have finalized their findings about the threat of Mediterranean Sea warming and acidification on key species and ecosystems after a 3.5 year study.

News Headlines
#99666
2014-06-13

Japan kills 30 minke whales for 'scientific research'

TOKYO, June 16 (UPI) --Japan continues to hunt and kill whales, despite a ruling earlier this year by the International Court of Justice that said Japan's whaling activities in the Southern Ocean around Antarctica were a violation of international law.

News Headlines
#99570
2014-06-10

Ban urges recommitment to landmark treaty governing use of world’s oceans

9 June 2014 – Marking the upcoming 20th anniversary of the entry into force of the landmark treaty that has become known as the “Constitution for the Oceans”, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today encouraged Member States to recommit to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) ...

News Headlines
#99571
2014-06-10

EU Warns Philippines, Papua New Guinea on Illegal Fishing

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission delivered a formal warning to the Philippines and Papua New Guinea on Tuesday over illegal fishing, a step that could lead to a ban on exporting to the European Union, the world's biggest fish importer.

News Headlines
#99574
2014-06-10

By the bones: herring populations were superabundant before commercial fisheries

Scientists analyzed almost half a million fish bones to shed light on the population history of Pacific herring (Clupea pallasii) in the North Pacific Ocean.

News Headlines
#99577
2014-06-10

Australia and New Zealand condemn Japanese plan to resume whaling

Greenpeace says idea of sustainable commercial whaling is 'rubbish', while governments say ICJ ban must be respected

News Headlines
#99584
2014-06-10

Countries recognize vital role of small-scale fishers

10 June 2014, Rome - Countries today endorsed a set of wide-reaching guidelines that will boost the already vital role of small-scale fishers in contributing to global food security, nutrition and poverty eradication.

News Headlines
#99553
2014-06-09

UN calls for eco-awareness on World Oceans Day

United Nations, June 9 The UN has urged the international community to commit itself to keeping the oceans healthy and productive for current and future generations.

Meeting Document
#99514
2014-06-05

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/18/INF/7/REV1

Background Document on Achieving Aichi Biodiversity Target 10 for Coral Reefs and Closely Associated Ecosystems

News Headlines
#99497
2014-06-05

Report supports shutdown of all high seas fisheries

Fish and aquatic life living in the high seas are more valuable as a carbon sink than as food and should be better protected, according to new research.

News Headlines
#99508
2014-06-05

Caricom mulls new int'l agreement for biodiversity

JAMAICA recently played host to government officials as well as scientific and legal experts from across Caricom to discuss the need for an international agreement dedicated to systematic ocean conservation and the sustainable use of areas beyond the jurisdiction of national governments.

Meeting Document
#99362
2014-05-28

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/18/INF/11

Background Document on the Development of Practical Guidance and Toolkits to Minimize and Mitigate the Significant Adverse Impacts of Anthropogenic Underwater Noise on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity

News Headlines
#99345
2014-05-28

Australian brings reef fight to Deutsche Bank

A tourism operator from the Great Barrier Reef has come halfway around the world in a last-ditch attempt to save his business.

Meeting Document
#99323
2014-05-27

UNEP/CBD/EBSA/WS/2014/2/4

Report of the North-West Atlantic Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas

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