December 2, 2020 By Elizabeth Claire Alberts Mongabay
Europe is failing to protect its oceans, despite having policies in place to safeguard its marine environment, according to a report published by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) on Nov. 26.
November 27, 2020 By Brian Owens Hakai Magazine
Earlier this month, the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board accepted a bid from oil company BP to explore for oil and gas in an area that includes part of Atlantic Canada’s largest marine conservation area.
November 6, 2020 By Elizabeth Claire Alberts Mongabay
The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), a governing body of 25 member states and the European Union, missed an opportunity to establish a network of three marine protection areas (MPAs) in the Southern Ocean, according to conservation experts who attended the commission’s recent meeting.
October 30, 2020 By Emma Bryce Anthropocene Magazine
Researchers calculate that protecting just 5% more of the ocean could boost fisheries by as much as 20%.
September 21, 2020 By Elizabeth Claire Alberts Mongabay
A new study has found a 45% decline in the biomass of important fish species in West Hawai‘i’s reefs across a 10-year period.