Publicado por: pongpesca | 2018/08/17

Pollution and overfishing top seafood consumers’ concerns

The Fish Site logo“A new study suggests seafood consumers across the globe are united in thinking that the biggest threat to the oceans is pollution, followed by overfishing.
The study, the second of its kind to be commissioned by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), also showed that younger consumers (18-34) show a slightly different profile, eating less seafood on average and being more worried about the effects of climate change on the oceans than their older counterparts.”

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Fonte: The Fish Site, 7 de agosto de 2018

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Plasticos“Governo francês pretende começar a aplicar a partir de 2019 um imposto sobre os produtos de plástico que não tenham sido reciclados.
Objetivo é promover práticas mais amigas do meio ambiente. “Amanhã, uma garrafa de plástico reciclada irá custar menos ao consumidor”, revelou a secretária de Estado da Ecologia Brune Poirson, numa entrevista publicada hoje no Le Journal du Dimanche.
O consumidor será penalizado se eleger um produto não reciclado e poderá pagar até mais 10% caso opte por esta opção.”

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Fonte: Dinheiro Vivo, 12 de agosto de 2018

Fish“Yesterday I wrote about how scientists had recently determined that Atlantic mackerel along the U.S. East Coast were both overfished (at a low population level that requires rebuilding) and subject to overfishing (too much fishing for the population to sustain). This should not have surprised those who follow the Atlantic mackerel fishery. Science had suggested for decades that the species was declining. This year’s analysis—a benchmark stock assessment, the most rigorous and complete scientific analysis for federal fisheries—was just the latest and most irrefutable evidence of this decline.”

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Fonte: Pew Charitable Trusts, 12 de agosto de 2018

Australian Marine Conservation Society warns longline tuna fisheries are killing sea turtles in the Coral Sea.“A push by the Greens and Labor to tighten the protection of fisheries in Australia’s marine parks has failed for the second time.
The parties had vowed to reject controversial management plans for the parks proposed by the Turnbull government. But on Thursday the Senate crossbench combined with the Coalition to defeat disallowance motions on the basis that the parks would then be left with no plans in place and no limits on fishing.
In March the environment minister Josh Frydenberg issued management plans for 44 marine parks to replace Gillard-era plans that were suspended when the Abbott government was elected in 2013.”

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Fonte: The Guardian, 16 de agosto de 2018

High Seas“A biennial report released by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in July has stark implications for the world’s ocean: Ninety-three percent of fish stocks are fully fished or overfished, with more than a third of stocks taken at unsustainable levels.
The news wasn’t necessarily a surprise. Global stocks have been continuously overfished since the mid-1970s. And as more people rely on fisheries for their food and livelihoods, stocks are expected to continue to decline, a trend that will be exacerbated by ocean acidification and other impacts of climate change. Some fish populations are already reported to be less abundant where they are traditionally found as they migrate to cooler water. While regional fisheries management organizations and other bodies are tasked with keeping fisheries sustainable, they cannot tackle these new threats alone.”

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Fonte: Pew Charitable Trusts, 14 de agosto de 2018

e20180814 mw-768.jpg“O portão é aberto e o cheiro espalha-se: é peixe podre, é lodo que a maré baixa deixou para trás no areal, é lixo há dias esquecido de ser despejado. Entranha-se na pele, agarra-se aos cabelos, há desconforto no estômago, o abdómen contrai. Algo sobe pelo esófago. O peito arde e os lábios fecham-se instintivamente. Num impulso, a mão tapa a boca como se impedisse algo de sair. Há náusea, vontade de vomitar. O cheiro continua mas aos poucos habituamo-nos. Mentira. É tão forte que nunca passa. Há segundos que trazem novas nuances daquele fedor.”

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Fonte: Expresso, 12 de agosto de 2018

e20180814_ipma_bivalves“Interdições atuais
Mapa de permissões/interdições
Aceda ao comunicado integral.”

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Fonte:  Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera (IPMA) – 14 de agosto de 2018

Publicado por: pongpesca | 2018/08/14

Tribunal trava prospecção de petróleo no Algarve

tribunal-trava-prospeccao-de-petroleo-no-algarve-184091e20180814 4.png“A prospecção de petróleo ao largo de Aljezur, marcada para o início de Setembro, foi suspensa. O Tribunal Administrativo e Fiscal de Loulé (TAF) pronunciou-se ontem a favor dos argumentos da Plataforma Algarve Livre de Petróleo (PALP), que alegou existir um “risco grave” para o ambiente, mesma na fase preliminar. A decisão judicial sobre a providência cautelar, interposta pela PALP há cerca de ano meio, vem suspender o título de utilização particular do espaço marítimo, concedido pelo Governo ao consórcio ENI-Galp.”

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Fonte: Público, 13 de agosto de 2018

Resultado de imagem para science advances logo“Recent international negotiations have highlighted the need to protect marine diversity on the high seas—the ocean area beyond national jurisdiction. However, restricting fishing access on the high seas raises many concerns, including how such restrictions would affect food security. We analyze high seas catches and trade data to determine the contribution of the high seas catch to global seafood production, the main species caught on the high seas, and the primary markets where these species are sold. By volume, the total catch from the high seas accounts for 4.2% of annual marine capture fisheries production and 2.4% of total seafood production, including freshwater fisheries and aquaculture.”

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Fonte: Science Advances, 8 de agosto de 2018

“Após a descoberta do Campo Hidrotermal Luso, pela equipa científica da expedição organizada pela Fundação Oceano Azul em parceria com a Waitt Foundation e a National Geographic Pristine Seas, a expedição Oceano Azul volta ao Campo Hidrotermal Luso com campanha científica francesa Transect.
“Passado pouco mais de um mês desde a descoberta deste novo campo hidrotermal nos Açores, a Fundação Oceano Azul promove a realização de um estudo com o auxílio de um ROV, um robot subaquático, para descrever detalhadamente esta área, no âmbito de uma colaboração com a campanha científica Transect.”

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Fonte: Jornal Económico, 5 de agosto de 2018

Publicado por: pongpesca | 2018/08/10

Why the Ocean Needs Wilderness

credit_talia_cohen.jpg“Anyone who’s ventured beyond the sight of land or looked down from a jetliner could easily imagine most of the vast ocean as a wilderness, a place that human influence could barely reach, even if we tried. But that is definitely not the case. The impact of human activity on the ocean is pervasive, deep and on the rise. Industrial fishing has reduced fish stocks in coastal waters and in every corner of the high seas; shipping lanes wrap around the globe; agricultural runoff and industrial pollution are impacting coral reefs and creating dead zones; drilling rigs dot coastal shelves; and microplastics are everywhere. A new industry of seafloor mining will likely begin in the near future.”

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Fonte: Smithsonian, 6 de agosto de 2018

Publicado por: pongpesca | 2018/08/10

New protections for thousands of seabirds

Image of puffin“England’s largest seabird colony will soon benefit from stronger protection as Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey confirms the Flamborough Head and Filey Coast Special Protection Area (SPA) will be extended by over 7,600 hectares.
This protected area of Yorkshire coastline already provides a safe haven for breeding seabirds including gannets, razorbills and the iconic puffin. Now, a quarter of a million breeding seabirds – including almost 2,000 puffins – will be better protected and given a safe space for feeding and foraging.”

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Fonte: GOV.UK, 31 de julho de 2018

Local campaigners have been protesting oil companies in Surrey after earthquakes in the area were linked with drilling operations“The “swarm” of earthquakes that has plagued Surrey for months has prompted scientists to call for a temporary ban on oil drilling in the county.
Four senior geologists have highlighted the risks to public health and the environment after 12 earthquakes struck the region within four months.
They said there could be unstable geology that had not been identified when oil companies were given permission to explore for fossil fuels at several sites across Surrey.
Two of these exploration sites are located just a few miles from the earthquake epicentres.”

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Fonte: The Independent, 6 de agosto de 2018

“Brussels, Wednesday 1 August 2018 – The European Commission today stated that the goal of biologically diverse, clean and healthy seas by 2020 is unlikely to be achieved through the measures put in place by Member States under the Marine Strategy Framework Directive.
The Marine Directive requires Member States to implement measures to achieve the goal of having all EU seas in ‘good environmental status’ by 2020. In a report to the European Parliament and Council, based on its assessment of Member States’ measures in place and planned, the European Commission concludes that ‘achieving good environmental status by 2020 across all European marine regions remains unlikely’. This is due to several weaknesses in the programmes of measures (PoMs), and gaps in coordination between countries.”

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Fonte: Seas At Risk, 30 de julho de 2018

Publicado por: pongpesca | 2018/08/09

Ghost fishing threatens marine life

“Over the years, a number of abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing nets have found their way around the coral reefs of Tunku Abdul Rahman Park in the Malaysian state of Sabah. Concerned that this may impact their business, divers operating within the protected marine park have removed the discarded fishing gear. But despite their best efforts, more and more abandoned or lost fishing nets are slowly drifting into the state marine park and threatening the coral reefs and marine life there.”

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Fonte: The Asean Post, 6 de agosto de 2018

Publicado por: pongpesca | 2018/08/09

Designing the Death of a Plastic

“Adam Feinberg had no sooner made a bright yellow thin sheet of plastic than he had to shred it into little pieces. He chose an “I”-shaped mold for the logo of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he is a chemist. Then, he filled it with the plastic bits and stuck it in a hot oven.
“I opened up the mold and there was this beautiful yellow ‘I’,” he recalls. His new plastic passed the first test — it was moldable with heat like regular plastic. But there was another important step left in rethinking the world of durable plastics.”

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Fonte: The New York Times, 6 de agosto de 2018

“Com o lema “não ao furo por um futuro”, reuniram-se este sábado cerca de 800 pessoas, na praia da Cova do Vapor, em Almada, distrito de Setúbal, num protesto pacífico contra a exploração de petróleo e gás em Portugal.
Com vista à criação de uma arte aérea, o protesto iniciou-se com o termómetro a marcar 42 graus, ao som de tambores que chamavam a atenção dos banhistas, seguido da canção “não ao furo por um futuro”.
Naquele que prometia ser um dos dias mais quentes do ano, cerca de “800 participantes, com tendência a subir”, reuniram-se para formar uma imagem contra a prospeção de petróleo no nosso país, disse à agência Lusa um dos membros da Tamera – Centro de Educação e Pesquisa para a Paz, Isabel Rosa.”

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Fonte: Observador, 5 de agosto de 2018

fish“Intertidal ecosystems and the small-scale fisheries they support are an important part of coastal economies, environments, and cultures. Globally, fisheries such as the soft-shell clams (Mya arenaria), face multiple stresses related to climate change, invasive species and unsustainable land use.
In a paper published in Ocean and Coastal Management, University of Maine researchers and colleagues show how co-management approaches—based on shared responsibility for resource management among individuals and institutions—can build resilience to socio-environmental change by strengthening the use of science in decision making and promoting adaptive capacities such as learning and leadership.”

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Fonte: Phys.org, 6 de agosto de 2018

default-preview“Para o norte-americano Alan Friedlander, esta aventura começou com um convite do espanhol Enric Sala, director dos Mares Prístinos e agora explorador-residente da National Geographic Society. Estava a convidá-lo para uma expedição no Pacífico ainda antes do início deste programa, que seria lançado em 2008.
Desde então houve 25 expedições dos Mares Prístinos – número alcançado numa expedição aos Açores em Junho, em parceria pela (portuguesa) Fundação Oceano Azul. As atenções recaíram nas ilhas das Flores, do Corvo e Pico e em montes submarinos como o Princesa Alice e o Gigante, onde veio a descobrir-se, neste último caso, um campo hidrotermal durante esta campanha.”

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Fonte: Público, 6 de agosto de 2018

Attendees at the Coastal Marine Conservation event at Marriott Merlin Beach“If nothing is done there will be more plastics (by weight) in the ocean than fish by 2050.
As an island habitat that also thrives on the tourism industry, the health of our local coastal marine ecosystems affect us all. As individuals we are more aware than ever of the detrimental effect of modern growing economies’ dependency on plastics and their environmental impact. The media tends to present a dark view with shocking statistics that make us throw in the towel on the entire gloomy affair. Guilty as charged. But for once they’re right. They really don’t need to exaggerate the environmental issue to induce the public reaction and a sense of responsibility across all sectors from government to business, to local communities.”

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Fonte: The Phuket News, 27 de julho de 2018

Swedish coast guard works to clean up 14,000-litre oil spill“Sweden’s coast guard was on Monday working to clear up an oil spill caused by heavy winds after a large freight ship ran aground off the country’s southeastern coast.
The 139-metre freight ship Makassar Highway first ran aground on July 23rd and began leaking oil. Initially the coast guard was able to contain the spillage, but heavy winds on Saturday and Sunday meant the oil began to leak into the Baltic Sea, before the salvage operation could begin.
By Sunday afternoon, the oil had reached some small islands in the archipelago area, including a nature reserve, close to Valdemarsvik in southeast Sweden.”

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Fonte: The Local, 30 de julho de 2018

Industrial fisheries’ expansion impacts 90 per cent of the global ocean, causes massive catch decline“Industrial fishing fleets have doubled the distance they travel to fishing grounds since 1950 but catch only a third of what they did 65 years ago per kilometre travelled, a new study has found.
Researchers from from the Sea Around Us initiative at the University of Western Australia and the University of British Columbia mapped the growth and spread of industrial fisheries since 1950 and found that global trends were dominated by the heavily subsidized fleets of a small number of countries, increasing the total area fished from 60 per cent to 90 per cent of the world’s oceans.”

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Fonte: Phys.org, 1 de agosto de 2018

“As Organizações Não Governamentais (ONG) que integram a PONG-Pesca entregaram ontem, data em que terminou a consulta pública, os seus pareceres negativos ao Plano de Situação do Ordenamento do Espaço Marítimo (PSOEM), que consideram «não ser um plano».
Para as organizações que compõem a PONG-Pesca, este plano «faz uma má transposição da legislação europeia, levantando mais questões do que soluções ou linhas orientadoras, abordando de forma genérica todos os usos e atividades marítimas».”

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Fonte: Sul Informação, 1 de agosto de 2018

“Com a União Europeia confrontada com um prazo até 2020 para acabar com a sobrepesca, medir o progresso permanece uma tarefa complexa. As tendências apontam na direção certa e foram feitos progressos quantificáveis ao longo da última década no sentido de reduzir a pressão da pesca e restaurar as unidades populacionais de peixes.
Mas simultaneamente os dados dos relatórios anuais produzidos para a Comissão Europeia mostram que a sobrepesca persiste e que os problemas são persistentes e multifacetados. Para complicar ainda mais o assunto, a Comissão designou uma parte crescente das unidades populacionais como capturas acessórias — geralmente, os peixes indesejados capturados ao pescar espécies alvo — e definiu objetivos de gestão inferiores para essas unidades populacionais.”

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Fonte: Pew Charitable Trusts, 16 de julho de 2018

Publicado por: pongpesca | 2018/08/03

ICCAT committee finds bigeye tuna overfished

“Members of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas met in Bilbao, Spain last week, and the bigeye tuna assessment was a key topic of discussion.
Dr. David Die, chairman of the commission’s Standing Committee Research and Statistics, presented a report to officials from the 18 member nations who attended the intersessional meeting from 23 to 25 July. The report indicated that the total allowable catch for bigeye was exceeded by 23 percent in 2016, and projections estimated 76,982 tons were caught in 2017.”

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Fonte: Seafood Source, 30 de julho de 2018

Publicado por: pongpesca | 2018/08/02

Simple magnets deter sharks from fish traps and boost catch

A close-up of a Port Jackson shark swimming in blue water.“In a potential boon for fishing industries around the world, researchers have found that inexpensive magnets can reduce the number of sharks caught in fish traps and significantly increase the amount of fish caught.
In a large-scale experiment, University of Newcastle marine ecologist Vincent Raoult said researchers placed small magnets on fish traps to create a magnetic field over trap entry points, with the hope of deterring sharks.”

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Fonte: ABC News, 26 de julho de 2018

Publicado por: pongpesca | 2018/08/02

Only One-Eighth of the Ocean is Free of Human Impact

Resultado de imagem para national geographic“Much is known about human impact on land wilderness, but until recently, less has been known about how human activity and climate change have affected marine vitality. In a study published Thursday in Current Biology, researchers have determined that marine wilderness accounts for only 13 percent—some 34 million square kilometers—of the ocean.
Marine wilderness is area that has experienced low or no human disturbance. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the highest concentrations of marine wilderness are found far away from typical human reach: in the high seas and less-populated southern hemisphere.”

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Fonte: National Geographic, 26 de julho de 2018

Sea bass exposed to high levels of carbon dioxide lost around half their sense of smell “Fish are losing their sense of smell as rising carbon emissions turn the water they live in to acid.
A new study has revealed that as levels of carbonic acid in seawater rise, sea bass lose up to half their smelling capacity.
Surges in atmospheric carbon dioxide increase ocean acidity as the gas dissolves in water – a phenomenon already known to dissolve the hard outer coatings of shellfish.”

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Fonte: Independent, 23 de julho de 2018

Publicado por: pongpesca | 2018/08/01

Guia para umas férias com menos plástico descartável

“Cinzeiros portáteis, copos, talheres, garrafas e palhinhas reutilizáveis, sacos de rede ou tecido e guardanapos de pano para embrulhar os alimentos são algumas das sugestões que a Quercus dá para reduzir o consumo de plástico descartável, produzir menos lixo e optar por hábitos mais ecológicos em diferentes atividades comuns durante o verão. São quatro ‘kits’ diferentes: para ir a uma esplanada, à praia ou piscina, para um festival ou até para acampar ou fazer um piquenique.”

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Fonte: Expresso, 27 de julho de 2018

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Old army tanks are being used to create an aqua park in the Mediterranean near Sidon, Lebanon.“Environmentalists in Lebanon dropped military tanks into the Mediterranean Sea over the weekend in an offbeat effort at marine conservation.
The project aims to build an “underwater park” for sea life and create an artificial coral reef.
Ten pieces of equipment provided by the Lebanese Armed Forces were sunk off the coast of southern port city of Sidon.”

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Fonte: CNN, 30 de julho de 2018

“O cenário dramático é fácil de esboçar: a Terra é composta por 70% de águas de oceanos, sendo que desse número apenas 13% não estão contaminadas pela mão humana. É isto que diz um novo estudo da Wildlife Conservation Society, conta o “The Guardian”.
“Ficámos impressionados com a pouca quantidade de vida marinha remanescente”, disse ao jornal britânico Kendall Jones, da australiana Universidade de Queensland e da Wildife Conservation Society. “O oceano é imenso, cobrindo mais de 70% do nosso planeta, mas conseguimos ter impacto significativamente em quase todo esse vasto ecossistema.””

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Fonte: Expresso, 26 de julho de 2018

“Jaws. Sharknado. Megalodon. Our obsession with sharks peaks every year with nothing less than a week-long immersion into frightening, funny, and outright fin-sane (sorry) television devoted to the apex predators of the ocean.
That’s right, it’s Discovery’s Shark Week.
Launched in 1988, the week of shark-related programming on the Discovery Channel has now become a cultural phenomenon in America. In 2015, the shows had an average viewership of 1.27 million people, and last year’s episode featuring Michael Phelps racing a (CGI) great white shark drew in a record 5 million viewers. President Donald Trump even asked Stormy Daniels to watch a Shark Week documentary with him during their now-famous 2007 meeting.”

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Fonte: Vox, 26 de julho de 2018

Resultado de imagem para https://phys.org logo“Researchers at the University of York are calling for a re-evaluation of the definition of ‘small-scale’ fishing vessels, following a study that shows the impact of these vessels are underestimated.
Legislators have recently committed to more support for small-scale fishing vessels using sustainable methods, alongside a government white paper that states reform of the management of English inshore fisheries is needed post-Brexit.”

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Fonte: Phys.org, 24 de julho de 2018

image“Fish is one of the most traded food commodities, and global consumption of fish and seafood has more than doubled since 1973. Over the same period, overfishing increased from 7 per cent to 33 per cent of all fish stocks. To reverse this alarming trend, unsustainable practices in the fishing industry need to be urgently addressed across the entire value chain, from fish to dish.
An example of how this may be achieved comes from the Maldives, an archipelago of around 1,200 coral islands mostly known for its tropical beaches.”

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Fonte: UN Environment, 23 de julho de 2018

Publicado por: pongpesca | 2018/07/30

How Do You Study Endangered Whales? Collect Their Snot

Resultado de imagem para national geographic“Scientists have been trying to gather useful data from whale exhalations, or whale blow, for nearly a decade. The liquids in whale blow carry important information about a whale’s reproductive maturity, pregnancy status, metabolism, and stress levels.
We have ways of gathering whale blow, motoring next to surfacing whales, sampling their blow with a long pole and backing off again before the animal is disturbed. Some researchers have even had success outfitting drones with petri dishes in order to collect samples.”

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Fonte: National Geographic, 25 de julho de 2018

Shelling out: tourists help rescue sea turtles in Bali“The people of Bali have long been of two minds about endangered sea turtles. Some want to save them. Some want to eat them.
But increasingly, the desire to save the turtle is winning out, especially among younger Balinese.
By day, Legian Beach is crowded with tourists from around the world who come for the sand and surf. By night, when the beach is dark and nearly deserted, it becomes a critical habitat for turtles.”

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Fonte: Independent, 26 de julho de 2018

Publicado por: pongpesca | 2018/07/27

The Role of Shark Diving in Conservation

DeeperBlue.com - The World’s Largest Community Dedicated to Freediving, Scuba Diving and Spearfishing“There are a variety of shark dives around the world for divers to enjoy, offering the chance to get up close and personal with different shark species. Whilst some people have concerns that baited shark dives can impact natural shark behaviors, shark diving can be done responsibly with minimal impacts on the sharks. It is also a valuable yet underappreciated conservation tool that contributes to the protection of sharks and the ocean in a variety of ways.”

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Fonte: DeeperBlue, 23 de julho de 2018

Publicado por: pongpesca | 2018/07/27

Norway to spend £12m on marine pollution fight

FISHupdate“NORWAY is to provide 130 million kroners (almost £12-million sterling) to help fight marine pollution from discarded plastic which is affecting fishing grounds and coastal areas. .
The Minister of International Development Nikolai Astrup, said: “Unless the world changes course, there is a risk that there will be more plastic than fish in the sea 30 years from now. Our development programme is a key contribution to efforts to prevent plastic and other litter from developing countries from ending up in the sea.”

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Fonte: FISHupdate, 25 de julho de 2018

Publicado por: pongpesca | 2018/07/26

Lost at Sea: Why the Birds You Don’t See Are Fading Away

Resultado de imagem para national geographic“IMAGINE A SLENDER, mouse-gray bird, no bigger than a starling, that spends most of its life on open ocean.
In cold water and all weather, the ashy storm petrel—a warm-blooded animal that weighs less than an ounce and a half—forages among the waves for tiny fish and ocean invertebrates. Fluttering with dangled legs, its toes skimming the surface, it gives the impression of walking on water, like the biblical Peter.”

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Fonte: National Geographic, 25 de julho de 2018

“Degradation rates of oil were slower in the dark and cold waters of the depths of the Gulf of Mexico than at surface conditions, according to an international team of geoscientists trying to understand where the oil went during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
“There’s no real precedent for the Deepwater Horizon since most previous big spills were in shallow, coastal waters,” said Uyen Nguyen, a doctoral student in biogeochemistry at Penn State. “No one really knew how long it would take oil to biodegrade in the deep sea where it’s cold, dark, and under high pressure — factors that slow down microbial metabolism.””

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Fonte: ScienceDaily, 19 de julho de 2018

Publicado por: pongpesca | 2018/07/26

Is Sustainable Fishing Really Possible Right Now?

“Conventionally, the term “sustainable fishing” implies a harvesting model by which fish are captured at a sustainable rate — i.e. one where the fish population does not notably decline over time due to overfishing.
Unfortunately, wild fisheries are believed to have peaked and begun their decline — some would argue an irreversible one. So where does that leave us? Is sustainable fishing really a possibility in 2018? Let’s take a look.”

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Fonte: care2, 25 de julho de 2018

“A fresh legal row may be brewing over the EU’s trade links with Morocco, after the two sides finalised a controversial new fisheries agreement, following almost three months of negotiations.
In a joint statement issued on July 20, the two sides said they had agreed on the content of a new sustainable fisheries agreement and that it would enter into force “as soon as possible”.
The most contentious element of the agreement involves Western Sahara – the territory which has been occupied by Morocco since the mid-1970s. Morocco’s claim is not internationally recognized and the United Nations says the area is a non-self-governing territory.”

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Fonte: Forbes, 24 de julho de 2018

Publicado por: pongpesca | 2018/07/25

Um mar de plástico na praia da República Dominicana

“As imagens que habitualmente nos chegam da República Dominicana são de praias paradisíacas, mas nos últimos dias a realidade mostrou-se bem diferente. Uma equipa da ONG Parley Oceans, que se dedica à conservação dos oceanos, registou e divulgou um vídeo com os detritos que deram à costa na praia de Montesinos, em Santo Domingo. Um manto de lixo a boiar no mar trazido por uma tempestade tropical.”

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Fonte: Diário de Notícias, 22 de julho de 2018

Publicado por: pongpesca | 2018/07/25

The Azores Declaration

Untitled“We the participants of the world’s first One-by-One Tuna Fisheries Conference co-hosted by the Government of the Azores and the International Pole & Line Foundation, held in Faial Island, from the 16th to the 17th of October 2017 issue the following Declaration in support of One-by-One Tuna Fisheries.”

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Fonte: Azores Declaration

Publicado por: pongpesca | 2018/07/24

ISSF workshop aims to help Spanish tuna fleet avoid bycatch

logo issf sem nome.png“A workshop recently held by the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) simed to teach Spanish captains and crewmembers the best way to avoid bycatch when harvesting tuna.”

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Fonte: UnderCurrent News, 17 de julho de 2018

Publicado por: pongpesca | 2018/07/24

Despacho nº 43/DG/2018

dgrm_logo“A Portaria n.º 251/2010, de 4 de maio, alterada pelas Portarias n.º 294/2011, de 14 de novembro, nº 173-A/2015, de 8 de junho, e nº34-A/2016, de 29 de fevereiro, estabelece as restrições aplicáveis à captura de sardinha na costa continental portuguesa, sendo que anualmente têm vindo a ser estabelecidas regras para a exploração do recurso, com base numa abordagem precaucionaria.”

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Fonte: Direção Geral de Recursos Naturais, Segurança e Serviços Marítimos – DGRM, 17 de julho de 2018

Publicado por: pongpesca | 2018/07/24

Krill fishing firms back Antarctic ocean sanctuary

e20180724 krill sem nome.png“The creation of the world’s biggest ocean sanctuary, protecting a huge tract of remote seas around Antarctica, has come a step closer after major fishing companies came out in favour of the plan.”

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Fonte: The Guardian, 9 de julho de 2018

“About 3.2 billion people around the world currently rely on fish for nearly 20 percent of their animal protein. That means that humans eat more than 150 million metric tons of fish every year — and as the global population increases by a couple billion over the next few decades, that number will surely rise.
The fishing industry is eager to capitalize on this growth and boost profits, of course, but overfishing is already threatening the global supply of fish and there are plenty of reasons to be skeptical that this growth can and will be achieved sustainably.”

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Fonte: Mongabay, 20 de julho de 2018

Coconut in plastic“Everybody is moved by the plastic pandemic, but whenever I bring up the possibility of using something else a chorus of manufacturers and retailers tells me I must not demonise this “miracle material”. After all, it has been included in heart valves, the cockpits of Second World War allied bomber aircraft, bulletproof vests and enabled space travel. It is heroic by implication.”

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Fonte: The Guardian, 21 de julho de 2018

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