Publicado por: pongpesca | 2019/11/12

Oceana calls on Med meeting to protect juvenile fish

Bluefin tuna harvesting in the village of Ildiri, Cesme, Turkey. Credit: zaferkizilkaya/Shutterstock.com“Environmental NGO Oceana has urged Mediterranean countries to preserve young and undersized fish in a bid to restore fish stocks in “the world’s most overfished sea”.
As FAO’s General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) is to meet in Athens next week, Oceana has called for all new management plans to protect spawning and breeding grounds. “Additionally, it is vital that minimum landing sizes are set for all commercial species as part of the post-2020 strategy of this international body,” it said.”

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Fonte: Undercurrent News, 1 de novembro de 2019

EMFF poster horizontal“On April 2019, the former European Parliament adopted a disastrous position on the next European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF, 2021-2027) that, if finally adopted, would further damage the future of our ocean and fishers.
The forthcoming EMFF is the financial instrument that will determine the allocation of more than EUR 6 billion of public funding to tackle challenges at sea, including supporting the management of fisheries and aquaculture sectors, and the protection of the marine environment for the period 2021-2027. This is no small sum and it should be used wisely to improve the world we live in.”

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Fonte: Seas At Risk, 6 de novembro de 2019

“Após décadas de sobrepesca e políticas de pesca ineficazes, o Parlamento Europeu e os governos dos 28 Estados Membros da União Europeia chegaram a acordo em 2013 sobre reformas ambiciosas à Política Comum das Pescas da UE (PCP). O objetivo: tornar a pesca sustentável fixando objetivos para recuperar unidades populacionais, manter ecossistemas saudáveis e assegurar estabilidade e lucros para as frotas da UE.”

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Fonte: Pew Charitable Trusts, 23 de setembro de 2019

Publicado por: pongpesca | 2019/11/11

Dois minutos para os miúdos salvarem os oceanos

“Os livros infantis não precisam de ser sempre com histórias de encantar. Aqui pede-se aos miúdos que arregacem as mangas e ponham mãos à obra para salvar o mundo e os oceanos. Um desafio que está à altura de todos. São 50 missões para miúdos, com dicas práticas e simples. Bastam dois minutos, diz o surfista e escritor inglês Martin Dorey. Miúdos Contra o Plástico, da editora Nuvem de Letras, e lança missões simples como: combater o plástico nas datas festivas, nos dias de passeio, ao almoço, mochila, na sanita ou no parque.”

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Fonte: Sábado, 7 de novembro de 2019.

“As artes e utensílios de pesca abandonados são responsáveis pela maior percentagem de plástico nos oceanos, revela um relatório do Greenpeace.
Todos os anos são deixadas no mar mais de 640.000 toneladas de redes, linhas, armadilhas e outros acessórios usados na pesca comercial, adianta o documento, que se baseia nas pesquisas mais recentes sobre “equipamentos fantasmas” que poluem os oceanos. As conclusões são mais um alerta para o impacto negativo dos plásticos na vida da fauna marinha, pedindo a organização ambientalista mais empenho internacional para combater o problema.”

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Fonte: Expresso, 6 de novembro de 2019.

Ellenponshoreweb “The largest synthesis of important marine areas conducted to date reveals that a large portion of earth’s oceans are considered important and are good candidates for protection. A first of its kind, the study was conducted by a multidisciplinary team of researchers including Ellen Pikitch, PhD, and Christine Santora of Stony Brook University and Dr. Natasha Gownaris, a PhD graduate of Stony Brook University. The team examined 10 diverse and internationally recognized maps depicting global marine priority areas. The findings, published in Frontiers in Marine Science, may serve as a roadmap for the goal set by the United Nations to create 10 percent of the ocean as marine protected areas (MPAs) by 2020.”

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Fonte: Stone Brook University, 2019

 

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Publicado por: pongpesca | 2019/11/07

Satellites to monitor carbon levels of the oceans

Satellites are key to monitoring ocean carbon“The oceans have helped slow climate change as they absorb and store carbon for thousands of years. The IPCC Special Report on the Oceans and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate, researchers identify the critical role that the oceans play in the regulation of our climate.

The new study, led by the University of Exeter, suggests that humans need to take advantage of the existing satellites in order to enable us to fill in critical knowledge gaps.

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Fonte: Scitech Europa, 6 de novembro de 2019.

An Adelie penguin atop a block of melting ice near the French station at Dumont d’Urville in East Antarctica“Conservationists have expressed frustration that an international commission for protecting marine life in Antarctica has failed for the eighth consecutive time to create a marine park across 1 million sq km on the continent’s east.
Members of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) could not agree on the proposal, backed by Australia, France and the EU, that would have protected habitat for penguins, seals, whales and seabirds.”

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Fonte: The Guardian, 2 de novembro de 2019

Publicado por: pongpesca | 2019/11/06

O CCMAR está a recrutar!

Resultado de imagem para ccmar logo“Bolsa de Investigação Cientifica (grau mestre) no âmbito do Projeto n.º 16-01-04-FMP-0005: CRUSTAPANHA – Contributo para a gestão sustentada da pequena pesca de CRUSTACEOS (pequenos caranguejos): Estudo da ecologia, biologia e dinâmica populacional dos pequenos caranguejos com interesse comercial existentes ao longo da costa Portuguesa.”

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Fonte: Universidade do Algarve

Ciência e Decisão Política em Portugal

“Nas sociedades modernas, é essencial que os investigadores se envolvam em questões de políticas públicas e estejam suficientemente a par do processo político, particularmente no que diz respeito às aplicações abrangentes da ciência e tecnologia (C&T) em domínios políticos importantes, tais como segurança pública, medicina, finanças e transporte.
Este curso livre, direcionado para a comunidade científica, fornecerá aos participantes um primeiro contato com a Ciência para as Políticas (Science for Policy), apoiando os participantes a desenvolver uma visão mais ampla de como a ciência pode apoiar a formulação de políticas na nossa sociedade. O objetivo geral é sensibilizar os participantes para o contexto político de forma a que possam fornecer informação de forma eficaz. Nesse sentido, o curso livre irá discutir a separação em conhecimento, capacidades e comunicação entre cientistas e decisores políticos.”

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Discover Sciaena | 8 e 9 de novembro | Faro

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EU to finance sustainable fisheries in ACP regions

“The European Union and member-countries including Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific Group (ACP), have partnered to support the integration of the fishing and aquaculture sector’s economic, environmental, and social components through a USD 44.5 million (EUR 40 million) project.
The project, FISH4ACP, “will invest in value chains to stimulate inclusive growth, bolster food security and minimize impact on the marine environment,” according to an ACP statement. It will also make it possible to identify and resolve lingering fishing industry growth obstacles such as lack of access to viable markets, low value addition levels, poor working conditions, and overexploitation of the offshore and onshore fish resources.”

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Fonte: Seafood Source, 30 de outubro de 2019

The Margiris can fish in conservation zones because its nets do not touch the seabed“Conservation groups are calling for reform of marine protected areas after it was revealed that a “monster trawler” was allowed to fish in one in the English Channel.
The Margiris, which is about 142m long and can process 250 tonnes of fish a day, dragged its nets repeatedly through the Offshore Overfalls Marine Conservation Zone, according to analysis of satellite tracking data by Greenpeace.”

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Fonte: The Times, 31 de outubro de 2019

Man spraying pesticides on rice paddyfield“The Silent Spring prophecy that pesticides could “still the leaping of fish” has been confirmed, according to scientists investigating the collapse of fisheries in Japan. They say similar impacts are likely to have occurred around the world.
The long-term study showed an immediate plunge in insect and plankton numbers in a large lake after the introduction of neonicotinoid pesticides to rice paddies. This was rapidly followed by the collapse of smelt and eel populations, which had been stable for decades but rely on the tiny creatures for food.”

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Fonte: The Guardian, 31 de outubro de 2019

One of a kind study provides roadmap for protecting oceans in keeping with UN goal“The United Nations had set a goal that 10 percent of the oceans were to be made Marine Protected Areas (MPA) by 2020.

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A new, one of a kind study has looked at the 10 internationally recognized maps that showed global MPAs. The team behind the study has compiled the results of multiple studies and provided a roadmap for creating more MPAs in the future.”

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Fonte: Firstpost, 30 de outubro de 2019.

Resultado de imagem para cnn logo“Hundreds of millions of people worldwide are at risk of losing their homes as entire cities sink under rising seas over the next three decades, according to researchers.

The findings, published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications, put nearly three times as many people in coastal areas at risk from flooding than previously thought, and are the result of new advances in elevation modeling technology.”

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Fonte: CNN, 30 de outubro de 2019.

“On 24 October, the EU tabled plans to significantly reduce total allowable catches (TACs) in the North-East Atlantic and the North Sea for fish stocks such as cod, which are at risk of collapse. The restrictions would start in 2020, but would not mark the end of over-fishing in Europe, EURACTIV’s partner le Journal de l’Environnement reports.

Indeed, the EU executive announced that quotas for 32 of the 72 stocks managed by the EU in the Atlantic and the North Sea would either see an increase or stay at the same level compared to last year.”

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Fonte: Euractiv, 28 de outubro de 2019.

Resultado de imagem para ombudsman“The complaint concerned the transparency of the decision-making process in the Council of the EU, leading to the adoption of the annual regulations setting total allowable catches (TACs) of certain fish stocks in the Northeast Atlantic for 2017, 2018 and 2019. The complaint was submitted by an environmental law organisation.
The complainant was concerned that the Council (1) failed to record the positions of Member States expressed in Council ‘preparatory bodies’ of national civil servants and Ambassadors, as well as in meetings of the Council of Ministers, (2) failed to provide timely access to legislative documents, and (3) has in place an incomplete register of documents that is difficult to use.”

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Fonte: European Ombudsman, 25 de outubro de 2019

Scientists call for a more ambitious approach to management of Marine Protected Areas“Researchers from the University of Plymouth have contributed to a new book addressing some of the most pressing challenges in marine conservation.
Senior Research Fellow Dr. Emma Sheehan and Research Assistant Tom Mullier are among those to share their expertise in “Marine Protected Areas: Science, Policy and Management,” published by Elsevier.”

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Fonte: Phys.org, 29 de outubro de 2019

logo_publico“As informações sobre os cavalos-marinhos em Portugal são escassas e baseiam-se sobretudo nas populações da ria Formosa, no Algarve, que estão em declínio. Com o objectivo de aumentar o conhecimento sobre as espécies de cavalos-marinhos no país e promover a sua preservação, acaba de ser lançado o projecto de ciência-cidadã Cavalos-Marinhos Desconhecidos.
A iniciativa da Associação Natureza de Portugal (ANP) – organização não-governamental que trabalha em associação com a World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) – e do Centro de Ciências do Mar da Universidade do Algarve (CCMar) pretende capacitar escolas de mergulho do país para a realização de censos visuais de cavalos-marinhos, lê-se em comunicado da ANP/WWF.”

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Fonte: Público, 29 de outubro de 2019

Black-browed Albatrosses out at sea © Unsplash“How do we agree on conservation laws in areas outside national jurisdiction? Carolina Hazin, our Global Marine Policy Coordinator, recently spoke up for marine life at a global meeting that will decide the future of conservation in international waters. Here, she recalls the experience, and explains what needs to happen next.”

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Fonte: BirdLife International, 24 de outubro de 2019

Publicado por: pongpesca | 2019/10/29

Thinking about the future of fishing

Many of the fishers who act as crew on the small-scale commercial linefish boats are members of families who have been fishing there for generations.“South Africa’s approach to managing its fishing industry is supposed to include all interested parties. Fishers and government should work together to make decisions. But this has proven to be easier said than done.
The country adopted the ecosystem approach to fisheries management at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002. This approach aims to keep the marine ecosystem healthy while allowing people to make a sustainable living from it. Later, the country adopted a small-scale fisheries policy that follows the same bottom-up management principles.”

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Fonte: University of Cape Town, 29 de outubro de 2019

“The use of antibioSeafoodSource.comtics in aquaculture will likely become an increasingly important issue, according to a panel of experts at the 2019 GOAL Conference in Chennai, India. The panel discussion followed a sobering presentation by Ramanan Laxminarayan – the founder and director at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics, and Policy – that detailed the growing risk that antibiotic-resistant bacteria is posing to health. By 2050, if effective methods of controlling antibiotic resistant bacteria are not found, roughly 10 million people could die annually.”

 

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Fonte: Seafood Source, 24 de Outubro de 2019.

‘Mar de Vida ou... Mar de Plástico?’ em exposição no Clube Naval“No âmbito das actividades de educação ambiental Bandeira Azul 2019, a Marina do Funchal e o Clube Naval do Funchal exibem, amanhã (dia 25 de Outubro), na Quinta Calaça, a exposição ‘Mar de Vida ou… Mar de Plástico?’. Os trabalhos foram criados pelos alunos do curso de Design da Universidade da Madeira que, em articulação com a Estação de Biologia Marinha do Funchal, colaboraram com um projecto de investigação sobre a poluição nos oceanos.”

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Fonte: Diário de Notícias, 24 de Outubro de 2019.

Publicado por: pongpesca | 2019/10/25

Ghost nets: Tackling a silent killer of the seas

Nets on the sea bed“Jannis Athinaios is preparing to sell his merchandise, an assortment of fresh red mullets, red snappers, white sea bream and blunt-snouted mullets, at the sun-washed port of Nea Makri, a coastal town 25km northeast of Athens. For 31 years he has been fishing in the South Euboean Gulf, mainly at night, heading to Nea Makri’s port at noon to sell his catch, either to local restaurants or his many loyal clients.”

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Fonte: BBC News, 18 de Outubro de 2019.

Resultado de imagem para new york times logo“Saving the oceans is key to fighting the climate crisis, according to Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, a Brooklyn-born marine biologist and activist, who is a rising figure in the climate movement.

Ms. Johnson, 39, is the founder of Ocean Collectiv, a conservation consultancy, and of Urban Ocean Lab, a think tank, and speaks frequently at TED Talks, climate rallies and her salons at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn. Protecting the ocean is crucial for people at all economic levels, she said, not just bicoastal elites who look down their noses at plastic straws.”

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Fonte: The New York Times, 23 de outubro de 2019.

Sperm Whale(Physeter macrocephalus) playing with plastic bag, Vulnerable (IUCN), Pico Island, Azores, Portugal, Atlantic Ocean.“In the Blue Economy, governments and the private sector see enormous potential for marine industries old and new – from fishing to sea-bed mining, energy extraction to bio-prospecting.  The ocean economy, conservatively valued at over US$2.5 trillion each year, is predicted to double in size by 2030.

While Blue economy evangelists claim that technology and innovation will ensure that this growth will be sustainable, we would urge caution.  Although there is clear potential for the Blue Economy to provide jobs and growth, especially for developing countries, we must also acknowledge the deeply precarious state the ocean is in, and ensure that plans to expand the Blue Economy are truly sustainable.”

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Fonte: Eco-Business, 23 de outubro de 2019.

Publicado por: pongpesca | 2019/10/23

Emprego: Oceanário de Lisboa

“Somos uma empresa que coordena projectos educativos para o Oceanário de Lisboa e estamos neste momento a recrutar Biólogos para atuar na zona de Silves/Portimão /Armação de Pera como educador ambiental em representação do Oceanário de Lisboa.

Perfil:
Licenciatura e/ou Mestrado em Biologia, Biologia Marinha, ou semelhante
Disponibilidade imediata e total
Residência na zona de Silves/Portimão/Armação de Pera (factor eliminatório)
Boa capacidade de comunicação (muito importante)
Boa apresentação
Boa capacidade de trabalho
Carta e veículo próprio (factor eliminatório)

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Regime de prestação de serviços
Horário flexível
Duração até Dezembro de 2019
Possibilidade de renovação para o ano de 2020

Pedimos aos candidatos que enviem o seu CV por email para mgsilva@d-office.org com a maior brevidade possível.
Temos a maior urgência na contratação pois é um projeto a decorrer em Novembro e Dezembro de 2019.”

Fonte: D-office, Outubro de 2019

Publicado por: pongpesca | 2019/10/23

UE anuncia 540 milhões para investir no “Nosso Oceano”

“A União Europeia vai anunciar esta quarta-feira compromissos no valor de 540 milhões de euros para manter os oceanos limpos, bem como um mapa para acompanhar o que se faz nesse sentido, na abertura da conferência “Our Ocean”, em Oslo.

A capital norueguesa recebe esta quarta-feira e na quinta-feira ministros, presidentes e ativistas para a sexta conferência “O Nosso Oceano”, centrada no impacto das alterações climáticas e outras agressões nos oceanos de que dependem centenas de milhões de pessoas.”

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Fonte: Expresso, 23 de outubro de 2019.

Açores na rota de expedição que quer acabar com plástico nos oceanos“A diretora de missão Emily Penn – cuja embarcação tem a bordo apenas mulheres, e chegou hoje a Ponta Delgada, na ilha de São Miguel, na primeira paragem do navio, que zarpou de Plymouth, na Inglaterra – declarou à agência Lusa que “um dos grandes objetivos do projeto é desenvolver pesquisa científica” para “realmente compreender-se de onde vem o plástico e como se pode evitar que chegue ao mar, a partir de terra”.”

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Fonte: Paísaominuto, 21 de outubro de 2019.

A general view of a school of fish in a healthy coral reef off the coast of Isla Mujeres, Mexico on September 26, 2018.“(CNN) Ocean acidification caused a mass extinction of marine life 66 million years ago, research into tiny shell fossils has shown. This could have implications for the current climate crisis, which is also making the oceans more acidic.

Slightly less than 66 million years ago, a giant asteroid hit the earth near the Mexican town of Chicxulub, leading to massive tsunamis, earthquake-driven gravity flows and the ejection of molten rocks, according to a new paper published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. This in turn caused acid rain and large scale acidification of the world’s oceans, prompting a mass extinction of most marine and land based life, including all dinosaurs.”

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Fonte: CNN, 22 de outubro de 2019.

Publicado por: pongpesca | 2019/10/22

Japan Has an Illegal Seafood Problem

tuna at fish market in Tokyo“At 407,000 square meters, the world’s largest wholesale seafood market is in Tokyo, Japan. This comes as no surprise given that Japan is the world’s largest consumer of high-value fish, such as bluefin tuna, and the third largest seafood importer after the European Union and the United States. This voracity makes Japan vulnerable to importing large amounts of illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) seafood, and according to a recently published study, its lax traceability requirements all but guarantee that illegal seafood has a market in the island nation.”

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Fonte: Hakai Magazine, 18 de outubro de 2019

Publicado por: pongpesca | 2019/10/22

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“Conservation NGOs have expressed their anger with the EU, as Baltic Sea fishing quotas were set late on Oct. 14 at levels above the EU’s own legal requirements for sustainable fishing levels in 2020.
In a press release, the Danish government declared the quotas had “struck a good balance” between the development of fish stocks, and the preservation of the fishing industry.
Negotiations took place between EU member states and the European Commission (EC) at the Luxembourg Council of Ministers. The EC had proposed to reduce cod quotas in the western Baltic by 68% and herring quotas by 71%. Following yesterday’s meeting, Denmark said its quotas would fall by 60% and 65% respectively.”

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Fonte: Undercurrent News, 15 de outubro de 2019

“History is written in no small part through the conflicts over shared resources between neighboring countries, as each party tries to maintain its share of the pie. But in the ocean, these issues tend to be exacerbated. One of the key ocean resources is fish, which are out of sight and mobile, swimming long distances to find optimal breeding or feeding grounds. Now, with rapidly warming ocean waters due to climate change, the stakes are even higher as fish shift out of areas where they’ve traditionally been found, often crossing international boundaries.”

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Fonte: Environmental Defense Fund, 17 de outubro de 2019

Publicado por: pongpesca | 2019/10/21

How EU decisions affect fish, the ocean and life on earth

decisions affect fish“Europe’s seas are home to some of the world’s most productive fisheries, and the European Union (EU) is the world’s largest trader of seafood products. (1) What we do with fish matters; as well as providing food and jobs for the fishing industry – fish keep our marine ecosystems functioning. Fish and marine life are the engines of our global ocean, the ocean that supplies us with every second breath drives our climate and has absorbed 90% of the excess heat produced from accelerated climate change. You could say the ocean is the heart and lungs of the planet. So with fish populations coming under severe pressure from both climate change and overfishing, the question arises – by ending one problem, can the other be alleviated? And can we do it fast enough to make a difference?”

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Fonte: Open Access Government, 17 de outubro de 2019

“The  United States Pacific whiting fishery uses mid-water trawl gear to target Pacific whiting off the United States West Coast. The fishery is subject to sector-specific bycatch caps for Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) and several rockfish species (widow rockfish–Sebastes entomelas, canary rockfish-Sebastes pinniger, darkblotched rockfish–Sebastes crameri, Pacific Ocean Perch (POP)-Sebastes alutus, and yelloweye rockfish-Sebastes ruberrimus).”

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Fonte: Openchannels, outubro de 2019.

“New international guidelines are being developed to confront substandard working conditions in the seafood industry by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.The FAO is creating the guidelines in response to increased scrutiny on labor violations and human rights abuses in the seafood industry. The guidelines, which were presented at the Conxemar International Congress on Social Sustainability on 30 September, will set an internationally accepted standard for companies and countries seeking to improve practices, clearly articulating core principles of social responsibility.”

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Fonte: SeafoodSource, 17 de Outubro de 2019

Publicado por: pongpesca | 2019/10/17

Electronic Monitoring: A Key Tool for Global Fisheries

High Seas“Each year, thousands of commercial fishing vessels ply the world’s high seas, hauling in catch ranging from sardines to giant tunas. In 2014, the most recent year for which data are available, vessels operating in these areas beyond national jurisdiction caught 4.4 million metric tons of fish, valued at $7.6 billion.1 To ensure that fishing on this scale is sustainable, regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs) must be able to accurately track this catch and other vessel activities in the areas they oversee.”

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Fonte: Pew, 20 de setembro de 2019.

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Publicado por: pongpesca | 2019/10/17

Southwest Atlantic humpback whales on recovery path

Humpback whales“One of the whale populations taken to the edge of extinction by commercial hunting in the early 20th Century has essentially recovered its numbers.

It’s estimated the humpbacks that frequent the southwest Atlantic once totalled perhaps 27,000 animals.

This group was reduced to only a few hundred by the steam-driven boats and harpoons operating out of the British Overseas Territory of South Georgia.

But a new study suggests the humpbacks are back close to where they were.”

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Fonte: BBC News, 16 de outubro de 2019.

Publicado por: pongpesca | 2019/10/16

Ricardo Serrão Santos vai ser o novo ministro do Mar

“O ex-eurodeputado socialista Ricardo Serrão Santos vai ser o novo ministro do Mar, no executivo de António Costa, confirmou o DN, depois da notícia avançada pela Antena Um/Açores.
Este professor universitário, cientista do mar, tem uma ligação antiga às questões do Mar, tendo sido diretor do Departamento de Oceanografia e Pescas da Universidade dos Açores. Na altura esta foi uma das mais-valias apresentadas pelo PS aquando da sua integração na lista às europeias de 2014.”

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Fonte: Diário de Notícias, 15 de outubro de 2019

Man hauling in fishing net“France, Denmark and Spain are failing to enforce the EU ban on fish discards, threatening European fish stocks and the health of our ocean.
Our ocean lawyers have today released reports showing that the three countries, all with major fishing industries, have not adequately enforced the ‘landing obligation’ or punished law-breakers.
ClientEarth Fisheries lawyer Elisabeth Druel said: “As long as discarding continues, we will not know how many fish are being killed at sea. Without this data, scientists cannot make the right estimates to protect our fish stocks.”

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Fonte: ClientEarth, 15 de outubro de 2019

New evidence points to microplastics’ toxic impact on the human body“Microplastic pollution is no small issue. Defined as any plastic debris measuring less than five millimeters in length, these tiny particles are having a sizeable impact on environmental, and possibly now, human health. According to a study published by the International Solid Waste Association last year, the production of plastic in 2016 reached 335 million tonnes. It has been estimated that nearly ten per cent of plastic produced each year ends up in the natural environment. As a result, microplastic particles, which emerge from the breakdown of larger materials, are ever-present in soil, oceans, waterways and the air.”

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Fonte: Geographical, 3 de outubro de 2019

The Baltic Sea is in Crisis. Why are you still overfishing? Light projection outside Agrifish meeting. “Luxembourg, October 15, 2019: Following news that the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council (AGRIFISH) has today set five out of ten fishing limits for fish caught in the Baltic Sea far above the EU fisheries legal requirements for sustainable fishing levels in 2020, conservation NGOs have expressed their outrage, accusing EU governments of acting with no regard to the law, and ignoring the ongoing overfishing and devastation of the Baltic Sea’s ecosystem.”

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Fonte: Our Fish, 15 de outubro de 2019

Publicado por: pongpesca | 2019/10/15

Baltic Sea: Council agreement on 2020 catch limits

European Council - Council of the European Union“Today, the Council agreed on next year’s total allowable catches (TACs) and member states’ quotas for the ten most commercially important fish stocks in the Baltic Sea. This agreement therefore sets out how much European fishermen will be able to fish and under what conditions.
In line with the latest scientific advice highlighting poor conditions in the Baltic Sea, the Council decided to decrease fishing opportunities for the majority of fish stocks. TACs were moderately increased only for herring in the Gulf of Riga, and were maintained for salmon in the Gulf of Finland.”

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Fonte: Conselho Europeia, 15 de outubro de 2019

eastern baltic cod“With the AGRIFISH meeting set to discuss the establishment of catch limits for the Baltic Sea’s native commercial species for 2020, Oceana has cautioned that unsustainable fishing of Eastern Baltic cod must be strictly limited under the new catch quotas. The European Commission introduced a temporary ban on Eastern Baltic cod fishing earlier this year in recognition of dwindling stocks; however, the Commission’s recommended catch limit of 2,000 tonnes for 2020, along with its recommended quotas for Baltic salmon and Western Baltic herring, fall well above the limits recommended by scientists.”

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Fonte: Government Europa, 14 de outubro de 2019

Publicado por: pongpesca | 2019/10/14

Fishing quotas: it’s not just the size of the pie

“With 2020 just around the corner, we’ve reached the deadline set in the reformed Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) to end overfishing. Due to years of delay in which fishing ministers set fishing quota – quantity limits on the amount of fish that can be caught – above scientific advice, dramatic cuts to fishing quotas are now inevitable. The opportunity for early action has been lost, but the power is in the hands of fishing ministers and their national governments to secure good livelihoods for fishers despite the necessary reductions. Indeed, there are lessons here for setting ambitious policy deadlines – and sticking to them – in delivering a just transition.”

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Fonte: New Economics Foundation, 10 de setembro de 2019

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