Saving our Seas – Tapping into the Wisdom of OceanElders

by Martha Shaw (New York, NY) – For 10,000 years, the ocean has been the life support system that has generously supplied us with air, food, and shelter in the embrace of a livable climate. In a perfect world, human beings might have fit nicely into the Earth’s ecosystem, in …

Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) – ‘The Sustainable Development of SIDS Through Genuine and Durable Partnerships’

  Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) – ‘The Sustainable Development of SIDS Through Genuine and Durable Partnerships’ 1-4 September 2014 | Apia, Samoa   http://www.iisd.ca/sids/sids2014/   The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) took place from 1-4 September 2014 in Apia, Samoa, on …

Global Oceans Action Summit Bulletin – Vol. 186 No. 3 – Global Oceans Action Summit for Food Security and Blue Growth – Final Summary

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Earth Policy Institute: Fisheries and Aquaculture Fact Sheet

  Fisheries and Aquaculture Fact Sheet Earth Policy Release March 27, 2014 The world fish catch is a measure of the productivity and health of the oceanic ecosystem that covers 70 percent of the earth’s surface. The extent to which world demand for seafood is outrunning the sustainable yield of …

Earth Policy Release – Less Than 3 Percent of Oceans in Marine Parks Despite Recent Growth

  Less Than 3 Percent of Oceans in Marine Parks Despite Recent Growth  J. Matthew Roney http://www.earth-policy.org/plan_b_updates/2013/update120 Earth Policy Release Plan B Update December 11, 2013 In May 1975, rising concerns about overfishing and deteriorating ocean health prompted scientists and officials from 33 countries to meet in Tokyo for the …

BLUE Ocean All-Stars in Monaco

    Ocean all-stars make a splash in Monaco at BLUE Ocean Film Festival Monaco and Tampa Bay set the stage for ocean film and entertainment   Video Link: HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Attends the BLUE Ocean Mini-Fest. (VIDEO)   (New York, NY) Oct 7  – If necessity is …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Pine beetle outbreak buffers watersheds from nitrate pollution

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Pine beetle outbreak buffers watersheds from nitrate pollution Surprising twist to protein misfolding discovered 4,000-year-old shaman’s stones discovered near Boquete, Panama Salmon runs boom, go bust over centuries ‘Bipolar’ marine bacteria discovered: Refutes ‘everything is everywhere’ idea Potential harvest of most fish stocks largely unrelated to …

Taking Stock: World Fish Catch Falls to 90 Million Tons in 2012

J. Matthew Roney www.earth-policy.org/indicators/C55/fish_catch_2012 Earth Policy Release Eco-Economy Indicator November 19, 2012 The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) projects that the world’s wild fish harvest will fall to 90 million tons in 2012, down 2 percent from 2011. This is close to 4 percent below the all-time peak haul …

Taking Stock: World Fish Catch Falls to 90 Million Tons in 2012

J. Matthew Roney www.earth-policy.org/indicators/C55/fish_catch_2012 Earth Policy Release Eco-Economy Indicator November 19, 2012 The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) projects that the world’s wild fish harvest will fall to 90 million tons in 2012, down 2 percent from 2011. This is close to 4 percent below the all-time peak haul …

CSRwire News Alert – Conflicts of Interest: Harvard & Boston University Worst Offenders?

Daily News Alert 05.10.12 The Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire None Fisheries up for Grabs: Who Owns our Fish? None Image04 None deep sea fishingAround 64 percent of the world’s oceans lie beyond national jurisdiction, a fact that has turned fishing in those zones into “total anarchy dominated by highly sophisticated …