ebook“O IELT disponibiliza em acesso aberto o ebook Imaginários do Mar: Uma antologia crítica Vol. I.

A obra surge no contexto da colaboração do IELT com a Cátedra UNESCO “O Património Cultural do Oceano”. Foi pensada e desenvolvida como uma antologia de estudos e fontes sobre as representações do mar nas suas mais diversas manifestações. O mar é palco.”

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Fonte: IELT – Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 8 Julho 2020

Publicado por: pongpesca | 2020/07/10


Medium_WW172289“Much of the dialogue around ocean finance to date has been focused on development finance, impact investment or the creation of new financial instruments, such as blue bonds. However, while offering much needed finance streams, these represent only a small proportion of the financial capital supporting the ocean economy. They will also likely be further overshadowed by the significant levels of mainstream finance targeting large-scale infrastructure development, energy, transport, commercial fisheries, aquaculture and tourism, amongst other sectors, over the next decade, particularly in the coastal fringes.”

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Fonte: WWF-UK, Julho 2020

4708“Each day, as the sun sets over the coral-fringed Raja Ampat Islands in Indonesia, an underwater predator stirs. As predators go, it’s not especially big or ferocious – an arm’s length from head to tail, with a snuffling, moustachioed snout.

What’s unique is that it doesn’t so much swim along the seabed as walk. Using its four fins as legs, and twisting its spine like a lizard, it can emerge from the water and hold its breath for an hour, strutting across the exposed reef and clambering between tide pools to find prey. It’s a walking shark, and far from the stereotypical view of these baleful beasts, it tells an alternative story of how sharks look and live.”

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Fonte: The Guardian, 6 Julho 2020

Aprovados 1,6 milhões em apoios às paragens temporárias na pesca“São 19 candidaturas de embarcações de arrasto (401.442,3 euros), 44 relacionadas com embarcações do cerco (906.786,7 euros) e 35 que têm a ver com embarcações polivalentes (322.718.4 euros), tendo sido pagos 751.433,32 euros dos 1.196.788,82 euros submetidos em pedidos de pagamento”, segundo uma nota do Ministério do Mar, enviada à Lusa.

Os pagamentos estão a cargo do Mar 2020 e do Instituto de Financiamento da Agricultura e Pescas (IFAP), sendo que a alteração do regulamento do Fundo Europeu dos Assuntos Marítimos e das Pescas (FEAMP), através do Mar 2020, permitiu a alocação de sete milhões de euros de apoio público, destinados a compensar os pescadores e as empresas do setor da pesca por terem parado a frota até dois meses.”

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Fonte: Notícias ao Minuto, 9 de julho de 2020.

Publicado por: pongpesca | 2020/07/09


“O IELT disponibiliza em acesso aberto o ebook Imaginários do Mar: Uma antologia crítica Vol. I.

Imaginários do Mar: Uma antologia crítica Vol. I surge no contexto da colaboração do IELT com a Cátedra UNESCO “O Património Cultural do Oceano”. Foi pensado e desenvolvido como uma antologia de estudos e fontes sobre as representações do mar nas suas mais diversas manifestações.

Procurando alternativas às visões heróicas e eruditas que o mar assume com frequência na literatura e cultura portuguesas, aqui reúnem-se um conjunto de textos sobre a tradição popular, monstros marinhos, pesca, venda de peixe, navios, animais, moliceiros, fotografia, mobiliário, música, filmes, partidas e despedidas. O mar é palco, é ator, é fantasia e é a realidade. Este é o primeiro volume de outros que se seguirão.”

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Fonte: Instituto de Estudos de Literatura e Tradição, 8 de julho de 2020.

Marine reserves“In recent years, leading marine scientists have said that protecting large areas of the sea as oceanic reserves carries the added benefit of helping ocean life weather the impacts of climate change. Support for that claim was spread across numerous disparate studies—until now. In a 2017 study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from 10 institutions—including several Pew marine fellows and members of the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project scientific advisory board—concluded that highly protected marine reserves have the potential to deliver climate resiliency benefits. Specifically, reserves help oceans and society adapt to five key climate-related impacts: ocean acidification, sea level rise, increased storm intensity, shifts in species distribution, and decreased productivity and oxygen availability.

This study shows that marine reserves can be climate reserves, especially when the protected areas are large, well-managed, in place for many years, and strict regarding what human activities are allowed.”

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Fonte: The Pew Charitable Trusts, 7 de julho de 2020.

“Todos os anos, são produzidos cerca de 300 milhões de toneladas de resíduos plásticos. Destes, perto de oito milhões acabam nos oceanos. A pensar nisto, a Full Cycle, empresa de recursos renováveis, decidiu transformar o lixo que é despejado nas praias em viseiras, protetores de orelhas e peças de acessibilidade que permitem não tocar diretamente nas superfícies.
“Com este processo, a Full Cycle consegue valorizar os resíduos plásticos que poluem os oceanos, dando-lhes uma segunda vida, ao mesmo tempo que cria uma economia que fomenta a reciclagem e viabiliza estes sistemas de recolha.”

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Fonte: Eco online, 6 de julho de 2020

“- A new study found that fishing vessels are increasingly being used to traffic drugs, tripling over the past eight years, and accounting for 15% of the global retail value of illegal drugs.
– Small-scale fishermen commonly get involved in the drug trade, possibly due to collapsing fish stocks and strict conservation measures threatening their livelihoods, or because they have been coerced.
– While most fishing vessels carrying drugs don’t appear to be involved in other maritime crimes like illegal fishing, drug traders may reinvest profits into illegal fishing activities, which could lead to fisheries collapse and environmental destruction.
The COVID-19 pandemic may intensify the issue of drug trafficking on small fishing vessels due to global economic stress, and maritime routes currently being more accessible than land routes.”

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Fonte: Mongabay, 2 de julho de 2020

seafood hashtag on Twitter“The Market Advisory Council (MAC) is one of the eleven Advisory Councils that provide the European Commission and EU Member States with recommendations on fisheries management matters under the Common Fisheries Policy. The MAC is composed of 59 members, representing the entire seafood value chain as well as other interests groups, from 11 Member States and provides recommendations on matters relevant for the EU market of fishery and aquaculture products.”

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Fonte: Market Advisory Council

MSC container ship“A container shipping operator has overtaken coal plants in the EU’s list of top 10 carbon emitters, according to official data. The Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) moved to 7th place – ahead of Ryanair and two power stations in Germany and Poland – in the ranking of carbon emitters if shipping was part of the EU’s emissions trading system. Transport & Environment (T&E), which analysed the data [1], said next Monday’s European Parliament vote on including shipping in the EU carbon market would be a chance to finally regulate the sector’s climate impact.”

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Fonte: Transport & Environment, 3 de julho de 2020

Publicado por: pongpesca | 2020/07/07

How Does Plastic Pollution Affect the Ocean?

alt“Every day, eight million tons of plastic enter the ocean. That’s equivalent to one truckload dumped into the sea every minute of the day. From there, it goes on a long and destructive journey. “The plastic that enters the ocean can be carried vast distances by currents to all parts of the world, including remote Antarctica and the Mariana trench, the deepest place on Earth,” says Winnie Lau, senior officer for The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Preventing Ocean Plastics campaign. Along the way, it infiltrates ecosystems and causes untold harm to marine life.”

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Fonte: The Maritime Executive, 5 de julho de 2020

harbor porpoise 752591 1920“The European Commission has demanded today that France, Spain and Sweden take immediate action to prevent the needless deaths of dolphins and porpoises killed every year as bycatch in fishing nets.
The announcement follows a major intervention last year by a group of NGOs asking the European Commission to take legal action against 15 EU governments for failing in their legal duty to protect vulnerable marine mammals.
The Commission’s legal action follows a landmark advice published in May by scientists from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), which endorsed the NGOs’ call for immediate action to protect dolphins and porpoises.”

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Fonte: Seas At Risk, 2 de julho de 2020

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Fonte: Fábrica de Start-ups

Publicado por: pongpesca | 2020/07/06

Test Your Knowledge on European Fisheries

“From the North, Celtic and Irish seas to the Atlantic Ocean, Europe’s north-western waters harbour a rich array of life. Can you tell a hake from a herring, a sardine from a sole, or a cod from a Common Fisheries Policy? Test your fish knowledge with our quiz.”

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Fonte: The Pew Charitable Trusts, 1 de julho de 2020

“O Governo dos Açores decidiu criar apoios suplementares para a cessação da atividade da pesca no arquipélago, como forma de reforçar o rendimento dos profissionais do setor, na sequência dos impactos da pandemia de covid-19.
“Esta medida de cessação de atividade da pesca destina-se a todos os segmentos de frota, sendo que o apoio financeiro em causa terá a forma de subvenção não reembolsável, proporcional, e de acordo com o segmento de frota e das artes utilizadas e o rendimento obtido em lota por cada embarcação”, explicou Gui Menezes, secretário regional do Mar, durante a apresentação da iniciativa, com conferência de imprensa, na Horta.”

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Fonte: dnoticias, 30 de junho de 2020


“Membros do CESAM divulgam nota informativa sobre os impactos da COVID-19 nos sectores da pesca e aquicultura e atividades associadas em Portugal, realizada no âmbito do projeto COVIDPESCA. No contexto deste projeto, foram feitas entrevistas a 48 representantes de associações de armadores, pescadores, mariscadores, aquicultores, conserveiras, indústria de congelação e Organizações de Produtores (OPs), entre outros, com o objetivo de identificar as principais dificuldades que o sector pesqueiro está a enfrentar e as principais medidas de adaptação e mitigação para fazer frente à pandemia. Entre os fatores causadores de impacto socioeconómico, destacam-se a perda de turistas e dos principais mercados internacionais, o fecho e a reabertura limitada do canal HORECA (setor da economia formado pelo conjunto dos hotéis, restaurantes e cafés), o preço do pescado em lota, a perda de compradores, a diminuição do volume de capturas, as restrições logísticas, custos de transporte e dificuldades pontuais em relação à tripulação.”

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Fonte: CESAM – Universidade de Aveiro, 2 de Julho 2020


20200616_12393150_wwf_sturgeon_release_01495_1_740799“Over 7000 Beluga Sturgeon have been released into the Danube River to mark Danube Day 2020. Hundreds of people across Europe backed a WWF-Bulgaria crowdfunding appeal. Each one is now the proud parent of a 4.5 metre, 1000 kg sturgeon. Well, eventually. At the moment, the little darlings are only 10-15 cm.

The most recent release, following several others in previous years in Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania and Austria, further boosts efforts to save one of the world’s most iconic and endangered fish. Specially raised on natural food in water tanks that mimicked river flows, and genetically tested to ensure they are of Danube origin, the newly released 3-month-old Beluga sturgeons have an excellent chance of finding food and avoiding predators – and surviving the long migration down to the Danube Delta. All of the sturgeons were tagged so that WWF and its scientific partners will be able to follow them along their journey to the Black Sea and monitor their subsequent development. The monitoring will also provide critical information about the behavior of Beluga sturgeon, such as their migration patterns and key habitats.”

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Fonte: WWF, 29 de Junho 2020.

spotlight_images-03“Durante o seu projeto de doutoramento, Vânia Baptista desenvolveu uma investigação que estudou quais os principais fatores que influenciam a variabilidade de recrutamento e dispersão em espécies de peixes temperados. Esta investigação contou com a colaboração do Prof. Eric Wolanski da Universidade James Cook (Austrália). A Ria Formosa, no Algarve, é uma importante área de reprodução e proteção para vários peixes, como o Sargo (Diplodus sargus). Este, é um peixe demersal de climas temperados que habita em recifes rochosos costeiros, fundos arenosos e fundos de ervas marinhas. O sargo é uma espécie abundante ao longo da costa portuguesa e sustenta importantes pescarias.”

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Fonte: CCMAR – Universidade do Algarve, 26 de Junho 2020

“O Governo suspende este ano o habitual período de defeso da captura de polvo, em julho e agosto, e permite algumas armadilhas e o uso de piteira e covos durante o resto do ano, segundo um despacho publicado esta quarta-feira.

O secretário de Estado das Pescas, José Apolinário, justifica a medida com a necessidade de melhorar os rendimentos da pesca, que têm diminuído por causa da pandemia de Covid-19, mas reconhece que a proibição de pesca durante julho e agosto, defendida pela comunidade piscatória ribeirinha, representou “um melhor” ordenamento da atividade.”

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Fonte: Observador, 1 de julho de 2020.

Comunicado RTP“A biomassa reprodutora da sardinha atlanto-ibérica aumentou cerca de 66% entre 2019 e 2020, impulsionada pelo recrutamento de 2019, que atingiu um valor máximo desde 2004, pela redução de capturas e gestão das pescas, indicou hoje o IPMA.

“De acordo com a avaliação científica, a biomassa reprodutora de sardinha atlanto-ibérica aumentou cerca de 66% entre 2019 e 2020, estimando-se esse valor, para o início de 2020, em 344 mil toneladas”, lê-se numa nota publicada no `site` do Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera (IPMA).

Conforme explicou o instituto, esta subida deve-se, essencialmente, ao recrutamento de 2019, “o mais abundante desde 2004″, à redução das capturas e à gestão da pescaria.”

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Fonte: RTP, 1 de julho de 2020.

Publicado por: pongpesca | 2020/07/02

Why we need a Blue Recovery

A woman fishing on Paje beach, Zanzibar, Tanzania. Photo: © Matej Kastelic/Shutterstock“COVID-19 has brought untold suffering to communities worldwide, compounded by what World Bank estimates suggest will be the worst recession since World War II. Such a cataclysmic event requires a bold response, both in the immediate term by providing medical care and the safety nets needed to prevent people from falling into poverty but also in the longer term. As we work with countries to build back their economies and strengthen their communities, it cannot be business as usual and sustainability needs to be fully built into the recovery. But building back better should go beyond the green recovery that is being spoken about and embrace a “Blue Recovery.” The pandemic struck at a time when oceans are under increasing threat from myriad impacts  – ranging from the warming effects of climate change to pollution caused by coastal run-off and marine litter, overfishing and coral reef and biodiversity loss.”

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Fonte: World Bank, 1 de julho de 2020.

Científicos trabajando en la campaña Porcupine, que el Instituto Español de Oceanografía realizó en el Gran Sol, en aguas irlandesas, el pasado otoño.“Científicos que no pueden comprar pegamento, barcos de investigación que no pueden salir a navegar porque no hay combustible, órdenes de paralizar todos los gastos a pesar de que hay millones de euros de excedente, 14 meses de papeleo para contratar a un investigador, devoluciones de millones de euros a Europa porque el organismo es incapaz de gastar los fondos en el plazo establecido. Es la situación actual del Instituto Español de Oceanografía, que atraviesa la peor crisis de su historia desde su fundación en 1914.”

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Fonte: El País, 30 de junho de 2020

About us - Policy Forum“In order to improve sustainability and transparency in Pacific fisheries, better information sharing protocols, value chain tracing, and intergovernmental collaboration are needed, Meg Keen, Grant Walton and Quentin Hanich write.
The Pacific islands’ tuna fisheries are some of the richest in the world, supplying about 34 per cent of the global tuna catch. Although the fishery is one of the most sustainably managed, it is under increasing pressures from climate change impacts, transnational crime, corruption and illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing. Across the region the toll of IUU fishing is high, with estimates placing economic losses at over US$100 million per annum, potentially undermining resource and income security.”

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Fonte: Policy Forum, 1 de julho de 2020

Overfishing“European Union fishing ministers and officials from other states bordering the Atlantic Ocean will meet this autumn to agree fishing quotas for stocks in the Atlantic and in the North Sea for next year.
Under the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy, member states were legally bound to end overfishing “by 2015 where possible” and “at the latest by 2020.” However, several North-East Atlantic species—including multiple cod stocks—are still subject to overfishing.
But decision makers still have the power and responsibility to turn the tide—by setting quotas that end overfishing—so everyone can reap the benefits of sustainable fisheries.”

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Fonte: The Pew Charitable Trusts, 18 de junho de 2020

A Sciaena adere à Seas at Risk - Sciaena“Today, the European Commission published a report assessing the progress with the implementation of the EU’s Marine Directive [1], adopted in 2008. The report comes out just as the European Environment Agency paints a dire picture of the state of European seas in its new Marine report. Marine life, from seabed to sea birds, is suffering: 79% of the EU’s coastal seabed is damaged by bottom-trawling, up to 53% of sharks, rays and skates are threatened by bycatch and marine mammals’ condition has been in sharp decline since 2009.”

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Fonte: Seas At Risk, 25 de junho de 2020

“A pesca insustentável está a ameaçar a segurança e a estabilidade dos países da União Europeia (UE) e parceiros comerciais, com práticas ilegais que tornam ainda mais escassos os recursos já limitados, alertou esta segunda-feira a organização WWF.
Num relatório lançado esta segunda-feira, o Fundo Mundial para a Natureza (WWF, na sigla em inglês) afirma que as práticas de pesca não declaradas e não regulamentadas deixam em risco a recuperação de muitas populações marinhas, “ameaçando a segurança alimentar das comunidades costeiras” e a sustentabilidade do mercado europeu de produtos do mar.”

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Fonte: Observador, 29 de junho de 2020

Publicado por: pongpesca | 2020/06/30

One-fifth of Earth’s ocean floor is now mapped

Global ocean floor“We’ve just become a little less ignorant about Planet Earth.
The initiative that seeks to galvanise the creation of a full map of the ocean floor says one-fifth of this task has now been completed.
When the Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project was launched in 2017, only 6% of the global ocean bottom had been surveyed to what might be called modern standards.
That number now stands at 19%, up from 15% in just the last year.
Some 14.5 million sq km of new bathymetric (depth) data was included in the GEBCO grid in 2019 – an area equivalent to almost twice that of Australia.”

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Fonte: BBC News, 20 de junho de 2020

Female crew member of fishing boat stacking net on deck while fishing for salmon“It might come as a surprise to hear that Oceana, the world’s largest international advocacy organization dedicated solely to ocean conservation, would be advocating for seafood consumption, especially given that overfishing is a major driver in the decline of ocean wildlife populations. But while overfishing has caused a decline in 34.2% of the world’s fish stocks, potentially leading to the depletion of a quarter of all fish by the end of the century, sustainable fisheries, on the other hand, are beneficial for fish populations, the environment and people.”

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Fonte: Forbes, 9 de junho de 2020

“Realizador João Rodrigues, da empresa algarvia Chimera Visuals, inspira-se no deus grego dos oceanos para criar o projeto «A Casa de Neptuno», um conceito audiovisual inovador. VILA VITA Parc é um dos principais patrocinadores.
Tem um título bilíngue, «A Casa de Neptuno/The House of Neptuno» e é a primeira websérie feita em Portugal sobre conservação marinha.
Terá um total de 12 episódios, lançados ao ritmo de um por mês, já a partir de janeiro de 2021.”

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Fonte: Sul Informação, 25 de junho de 2020

“Os líderes da União Europeia colocaram um novo Pacto Ecológico no topo das suas agendas para os próximos anos, comprometendo-se a estabelecer objetivos ambiciosos para preservar o ambiente natural da Europa e proporcionar às indústrias um futuro sustentável, um caminho que os líderes esperam começar a trilhar assim que a situação da COVID-19 melhorar e os preparativos para as decisões sobre limites de pesca para 2021 forem retomados.
Agora que passou o prazo de 2020, acordado na Política Comum das Pescas (PCP) da UE, para terminar com a sobrepesca, posso tirar conclusões sobre o sucesso dos decisores em cumprir com as inúmeras promessas que foram feitas para melhorar a sustentabilidade aquando da reforma da PCP em 2013.”

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Fonte: The Pew Charitable Trusts, 23 de junho de 2020

sculpture_reef“Non-profit organization Global Coralition draws on art, science and local communities for its coral reef restoration work. Its projects include a giant sculpture and artificial reef off the coast of Thailand’s Koh Tao island. Land-based coral farms can help rapidly grow corals.
Global Coralition recently took part in the UpLink: Ocean Solutions Sprint at the Forum’s Virtual Ocean Dialogues event.
Dive beneath the brilliant blue waters surrounding Thailand’s Koh Tao island and you might come face to face with a giant sculpture of the sea goddess Mazu. But a closer look reveals an even bigger surprise – Mazu is alive. That’s because, as the 1,800kg centrepiece of a large artificial coral reef, she is teeming with sea life.”

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Fonte: World Economic Forum, 22 de Junho 2020

project-logos-en“Eldridge Cleaver’s paraphrased quotation became the motto of the international online “Engaging Fishing Communities in Conservation Workshop” on May 5.
The workshop introduced 30 key sturgeon experts and practitioners to the LIFE for Danube Sturgeons Project Team, and provided the team with advisory and technical support. At the core of the exchange of practices were four case studies, or “fish tales” from France, Cambodia, Germany and Croatia.

Marie Lecomte (French Committee for Marine Fisheries and Sea Farming) shared how an appreciation scheme was developed and implemented for fishermen reporting bycatch. The scheme specifically aims to save the European sturgeon (Acipenser sturio), whose wild, reproductive population is estimated to be down to only a few hundred worldwide, mostly in France’s Gironde Estuary. Among the success factors of the initiative was the empowerment of fishermen to feel instrumental in sturgeon conservation efforts, as well as their contribution to long-term plans for enhancement; as opposed to short-lived activities that often may end up being unsustainable.”

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Fonte: WWF Bulgaria – LIFE FOR DANUBE STURGEONS, 13 Maio 2020

Publicado por: pongpesca | 2020/06/26

What is IUCN doing to conserve the ocean?

marinenews_15“The short answer is: a lot! We are pleased to circulate the latest edition of Marine News magazine; a 64-page review of all the activities on marine and coastal conservation happening across the Union, with spectacular images of this work happening around the globe.

Marine News Issue 15 features articles on the big themes that the IUCN Marine and Polar Programme is working on, including climate change and marine plastics.”

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Fonte: IUCN, 15 de Junho 2020


Intro image“Sixty years ago, Tasmania’s coastline was cushioned by a velvety forest of kelp so dense it would ensnare local fishers as they headed out in their boats. “We speak especially to the older generation of fishers, and they say, ‘When I was your age, this bay was so thick with kelp, we actually had to cut a channel though it,’” says Cayne Layton, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies at the University of Tasmania. “Now, those bays, which are probably at the scale of 10 or 20 football fields, are completely empty of kelp. There’s not a single plant left.”

Since the 1960s, Tasmania’s once expansive kelp forests have declined by 90% or more. The primary culprit is climate change: These giant algae need to be bathed in cool, nutrient-rich currents in order to thrive, yet regional warming in recent decades has extended the waters of the warmer East Australian Current into Tasmanian seas to devastating effect, wiping out kelp forests one by one. Warming waters have also boosted populations of predatory urchins, which gnaw on kelp roots and compound the loss.”

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Fonte: Ensia, 24 de junho de 2020.

Untitled“Os prazos para a entrega de candidaturas da terceira edição do programa Blue Bio Value terminam a 15 de Julho. O programa, lançado em 2018 em parceria com as fundações Oceano Azul e Calouste Gulbenkian, promove a aceleração e incubação de pequenas e médias empresas e startups ligadas à bioeconomia azul ou com investigação nessa área.

Os criadores dos projectos seleccionados terão acesso a formação e a uma rede de mentores, infra-estruturas e investidores. Tendo em conta a situação de pandemia, esta terceira edição será conduzida de forma remota, entre os dias 29 de Setembro e 30 de Outubro. Os candidatos seleccionados que mais se destacarem durante a fase de aceleração receberão um prémio que pode chegar aos 45 mil euros para serem investidos no desenvolvimento dos projectos.”

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Fonte: Público, 25 de junho de 2020.

“As the EU plans its recovery from Covid-19, a global health crisis that has called attention to key shortcomings in the global fisheries industry, it is critical to consider how the EU must tackle the illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities that put the recovery and resilience of many of the world’s important fish stocks at risk, threaten the food security of coastal communities and cloud the sustainability of the European seafood market. Globally, one in six fish on our plates is estimated to come from illegal, unreported, unregulated (IUU) fishing.

WWF calls on EU policy makers to amend the European Fisheries Control Regulation – currently under revision – to promote better traceability of seafood products. A truly dissuasive system of sanctions that considers the full extent of damage done to the environment and to livelihoods tied to the fisheries sector, both within and beyond EU borders, is now imperative. The tools to achieve this are already at the disposal of government and industry, including the use of remote electronic monitoring (REM) to guarantee fully documented, transparent and traceable fishing, as well as the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) which can support better monitoring and control to keep fishing practices within sustainable limits.”

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Fonte: EUbusiness, 24 de junho de 2020.

“A new kind of plastic has been showing up in the oceans in recent months—personal protective equipment—joining the discarded plastic straws, bags and other detritus polluting the waters.
The appearance of gloves, masks and other gear in oceans comes as the coronavirus pandemic forces hard trade-offs between health and the environment. Some use of plastic in PPE is necessary, especially for medical personnel. But widespread adoption by the general public is adding to the load of marine plastics.”

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Fonte: Bloomberg Law, 23 de junho de 2020

Publicado por: pongpesca | 2020/06/24

Counting the real cost of marine debris

rubbish“Marine debris will have cost countries in the Asia-Pacific region AU$313 billion by 2050, according to a new report, and even more if the volume entering the ocean accelerates.
Prepared for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) by the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), it reveals the economic cost was $15.7 billion in 2015, an eight-fold increase in just six years.
This includes the costs to industries including fisheries and aquaculture, shipping and transport, and tourism, but does not include money spent on cleaning up the debris or the costs to the environment, which are unknown.”

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Fonte: Cosmos, 19 de junho de 2020

What's at the bottom of the sea? A fifth of the world's ocean floor has now been mapped  “A project is underway to map out the full surface area of the global ocean floor by 2030. So far, nearly a fifth has been mapped, which is equivalent to an area twice the size of Australia.
Seabed 2030 was launched in 2017 by the Japanese Nippon Foundation and non-profit GEBCO, to help scientists understand the impact oceans have on the earth’s climate. Researchers have announced that a significant proportion is now complete, accounting for 14.5 million square kilometres of new bathymetric data. Bathymetry is the measurement of depth of water in oceans, seas, or lakes.”

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Fonte: Euronews, 22 de junho de 2020

“The COVID-19 epidemic has profoundly emphasised the links between nature and human health – placing it among the 70% of emerging infectious diseases originating from wildlife and domesticated animals.
This link is just one factor underpinning the call from 17 EU environmental and climate ministers for a green recovery. Missing from their missive, however, is how the ocean provides opportunities for equitable, ecological and economically attractive growth.”

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Fonte: World Economic Forum, 22 de junho de 2020

“A Docapesca lançou um concurso público para a reabilitação da ponte-cais sul do porto de pesca da Baleeira, localizado em Sagres, com um preço base que ronda 1,1 milhões de euros. Esta intervenção «irá repor todas as condições de segurança dos profissionais da pesca e embarcações que operam neste porto», garante a empresa.
A intervenção nesta infraestrutura, construída há cerca de 40 anos, contempla a substituição integral da superstrutura (tabuleiro) e a reabilitação dos tubulões.”

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Fonte: Sul Informação, 22 de junho de 2020

Fishing net“The official departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union in January 2020 started the clock on a transition period—outlined in the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement1—for the two parties to negotiate their future relationship. The end of the transition period, initially set for Dec. 31, 2020, will bring unprecedented changes to fisheries management in European waters, particularly in the plans for joint management of exploited fish populations in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean.”

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Fonte: The Pew Charitable Trusts, 18 de junho de 2020

Publicado por: pongpesca | 2020/06/22

Hoje comemora-se o primeiro Dia Mundial do Albatroz

ilha da Berlenga“Esta, sexta-feira, 19 de junho, comemora-se o primeiro Dia Mundial do Albatroz. A efeméride é promovida internacionalmente com o objetivo de alertar para as ameaças que põem em risco esta e outras aves marinhas.
Em Portugal, é a Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves (SPEA) que assinala a data. “Em Portugal não existem albatrozes, mas há aves da mesma família, como a pardela-balear, a ave marinha mais ameaçada da Europa”, diz Joana Andrade, coordenadora do Departamento de Conservação Marinha da SPEA.”

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Fonte: Região de Leiria, 19 de junho de 2020

Comissão Europeia – Wikipédia, a enciclopédia livre“The Commission has published its yearly Communication on the progress of management of fish stocks in the EU, which is based on data from 2018. This year’s edition, “Towards more sustainable fishing in the EU: state of play and orientations for 2021”, reaffirms the Commission’s strong commitment to promoting fisheries that are environmentally sustainable and economically viable, and shows the EU’s progress in achieving that goal. Member States, Advisory Councils, the fishing industry, non-governmental organisations, and interested citizens are invited to take part in a public consultation and express their views on the fishing opportunities for 2021.The Commission will be reaching out and actively listening to them over the next weeks.”

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Fonte: Comissão Europeia, 17 de junho de 2020


A participação é gratuita.

Para mais informação aqui e inscrição aqui.

Fonte: Sciaena


“Será no próximo dia 7 de julho, a partir das 10:00, que decorrerá o evento de apresentação da infraestrutura CoastNet – Rede Portuguesa de Monitorização Costeira. Esta infraestrutura de investigação faz parte do Roteiro Nacional de Infraestruturas de Investigação de Interesse Estratégico (RNIE–FCT), cuja última versão pode ser consultada aqui. A inscrição para este evento poderá ser feita até dia 1 de julho, aqui.

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Fonte: CoastNet




“Aquaculture is the world’s most diverse farming practice in terms of number of species, raq.v12.2.coverfarming methods and environments used. While various organizations and institutions have promoted species diversification, overall species diversity within the aquaculture industry is likely not promoted nor sufficiently well quantified. Using the most extensive dataset available (FAO‐statistics) and an approach based on the Shannon Diversity index, this paper provides a method for quantifying and mapping global aquaculture species diversity. Although preliminary analyses showed that a large part of the species forming production is still qualified as undetermined species (i.e. ‘not elsewhere included’); results indicate that usually high species diversity for a country is associated with a higher production but there are considerable differences between countries. Nine of the top 10 countries ranked highest by Shannon Diversity index in 2017 are from Asia with China producing the most diverse collection of species. Since species diversity is not the only level of diversity in production, other types of diversity are also briefly discussed. Diversifying aquatic farmed species can be of importance for long‐term performance and viability of the sector with respect to sustaining food production under (sometimes abrupt) changing conditions. This can be true both at the global and regional level. In contrast, selection and focus on only a limited number of species can lead to rapid improvements in terms of production (towards sustainability or not) and profitability. Therefore, benefits and shortcomings of diversity are discussed from both economical and social‐ecological perspectives that concurrently are shaping the expanding aquaculture industry.”

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Fonte: Wiley Online Library, Maio 2020.

ssf_2__1_“Mediterranean fisheries are facing serious challenges due to over-exploitation. This is threatening the survival of small-scale fishers and their families whose livelihoods and income depend on dwindling catches. SSF account for around 59% of all onboard employment in the Mediterranean, a total of some 134,300 jobs.”

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Fonte: WWF MMI, 18 Junho 2020.



ECO – Economia Online“Depois das obrigações verdes, estão prestes a chegar as azuis. A Euronext, que gere a bolsa de Lisboa, está a reforçar a aposta no segmento dedicado a fatores ambientais, sociais e de governança (ESG, na sigla em inglês). Entre as novidades estão não só as obrigações ligadas à economia do mar, mas também um índice acionista que agrega as 80 grandes empresas mais sustentáveis da Europa (incluindo duas portuguesas).

O CEO da Euronext, Stéphane Boujnah, explicou que a ideia é capitalizar o “sucesso” das obrigações verdes (cujo segmento totaliza 231 emissões e conta atualmente com 54,3 mil milhões de euros admitidos à negociação) para alargar a oferta a outros tipos de obrigações sustentáveis.”

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Fonte: ECO, 17 de junho de 2020.

Publicado por: pongpesca | 2020/06/18


BP Resumes Work At Damaged Well In Preparation For August Kill : Fotografia de notícias“A significant percentage of oil spills in the ocean comes from oily storm water that through drainage finds its way to the ocean from:

  • Industrial facilities;
  • Boating activities that are unregulated;
  • Factories releasing untreated waste disposal.

Approximately 2.6 billion litres of waste oil finds its way to the ocean annually with over 50% of that amount coming from waste disposal and land drainage including the improper disposal of motor oil that easily flows to the oceans through stormwater.”

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Fonte: FairPlanet, 17 de junho de 2020.

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