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AUS - 'Major barriers' to restoring Australia's degraded coastal ecosystems as scientists push for national plan

Many of Australia's coastal ecosystems, such as oyster reefs and kelp forests, are heavily degraded. New research has identified a series of barriers to critical restoration work, including a lack of funding. Scientists have called for a national road map to restore coastal ecosystems

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Aquaculture

India - Water-guzzling aquaculture eating into paddy lands in coastal Andhra

The environmental cost of this transformation is beginning to unfold as it has led to poor quality of soil and water as well as crop deterioration. Drinking water sources too are getting polluted

International
Waterways

World - 2022 Ocean Cargo Roundtable: Navigating the waves of unpredictability

Shippers now need to reconsider how they position operations in a changing ocean market, how to plan and secure capacity, and how to develop long-term relationships with the most reliable ocean carriers. These are discussions focused on balanced, mutual commitments from all parties in an effort to mitigate future shipping chaos.

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Waterways

World - Maersk's Mission to Decarbonize the Maritime Industry Remains a Challenge?

In 2018, Maersk set its sights on becoming carbon neutral by 2040. To that end, it has ordered 13 new ocean-going ships using only carbon-neutral fuels. The ships will arrive between 2023 and 2025.

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Science

World - Local marine stewardship and ocean defenders

Local marine stewardship initiatives and ocean defenders are at the forefront of ocean sustainability efforts, yet often receive insufficient recognition and support. We make five recommendations to bring greater attention and support to local marine stewardship and ocean defenders in research, policy, practice, and funding.

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Advocacy

World - Chorus of skepticism grows at deep-sea mining negotiations

The International Seabed Authority, the intergovernmental body tasked with overseeing deep-sea mining in international waters, concluded its recent set of meetings, which ran from July 4 to Aug. 4, 2022.

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Aquaculture

CAN - Nova Scotia wants public to weigh in on fish farming as industry aims to expand in East Coast waters

As the aquaculture industry pushes for more salmon farming on the East Coast, public comment has opened for Nova Scotians to weigh in.

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Waterways

CAN - B.C. ocean's worth of almost $5 billion to GDP likely an underestimate

British Columbia’s ocean contributed almost $5 billion to provincial gross domestic product in 2015, a sum that is likely an underestimate, a new UBC study has found.

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Engineering

PI - Dying Masbate marine ecosystem revived as PhilGold deploys thousands of reef balls

MANILA, Philippines—“Dying.” This was how the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) described the coral cover in the coastal communities of Aroroy town in Masbate province which were heavily destroyed by decades of illegal fishing.

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Science

AUS - What a coral reef misconduct claim says about climate science

On Monday, I wrote here about how the Great Barrier Reef is defying predictions of its own demise, bouncing back from a mass bleaching event last year to show the greatest vegetation cover in 37 years of observations.

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Science

AUS - Science retracts coral reef recovery paper more than a year after a report on allegations in its own pages

On 22 August 2014, Science published the Research Article “Chemically mediated behavior of recruiting corals and fishes: A tipping point that may limit reef recovery” by D. Dixson et al. (1). Science has been made aware of data manipulation accusations pertaining to this paper.

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Advocacy

OR - Share $3 million grant funds IMAX film on deep-sea ecology

More than a mile beneath the surface of the ocean lie some of the most expansive and least studied habitats on earth.

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Science

World - Endangered sharks, rays caught in protected Mediterranean areas: study

Endangered sharks, rays and skates in the Mediterranean are more frequently caught in protected than in unprotected areas, according to research published Tuesday highlighting the need for better conservation for critically threatened species.

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Science

AUS - Once the fish factories and ‘kidneys’ of colder seas, Australia’s decimated shellfish reefs are coming back

Sean Connell, Professor, Program Director of Stretton Institute, Program Director of Environment Insitute, University of Adelaide, Dominic McAfee, Postdoctoral researcher, marine ecology, University of Adelaide, Christine Crawford, Senior research fellow in marine biology, University of Tasmania, Ian McLeod, Professorial Research Fellow in Marine Biology, James Cook University, and Chris Gillies, Adjunct Associate Professor in marine ecology, James Cook University

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Engineering

UK - Awe as vast dredger ship weighing up to 21,000 tonnes appears off UK coast

An enormous dredger ship weighing up to 21,000 tonnes has appeared near a UK harbour and has become the "talk of the town". By

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Science

India - What is Samudrayaan? All about India's first mission to send humans 6,000m deep in ocean

India has launched the massive ocean mission "Samudrayaan" to solve the mysteries buried deep within the oceans. Read further to know more details.

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Advocacy

World - Pacific nations are extraordinarily rich in critical minerals. But mining them may take a terrible toll

Plundering the Pacific for its rich natural resources has a long pedigree. Think of the European companies strip-mining Nauru for its phosphate and leaving behind a moonscape.

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Science

World - Scientists find 39 potential new species in abyss of Pacific Ocean

Segmented worms and ‘gummy squirrel’ among strange creatures documented for first time

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Advocacy

World - A green transition should prioritize the ocean’s carbon sinks over deep-sea mining

Deep-sea mining can supply metals for a green transition, but a true green transition should protect the ocean’s blue carbon rather than open up a new resource frontier.

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Advocacy

World - The blue economy is a historic opportunity. Here’s how we seize it

When it comes to the Ocean, the 20th century’s “extract and earn” philosophy is finished. Widespread plastic pollution, depleting resources, acidifying waters and expansive dead zones mean we must forge a new path. The only way forward is circular and sustainable.

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Property

NZ - A request about how we should approach climate change adaptation

Katharine Moody says we should tackle climate adaptation planning with a clear understanding of the likelihood of events unfolding, rather than from the perspective of the full range of possibilities

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Recreation

BZ - A Brazil Proposal to Privatize Beaches for Hotels and Developers Roils Locals

Brazil is utilizing privatization to grow its tourism infrastructure. On privatizing sections of beachfront, it runs the risk of building a tourism industry that can’t sustain itself if it doesn’t take into account the input of local communities.

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Science

UK - PCBs: The historic dumping of toxic waste in Wales by Monsanto

Leaving the nearby village of Rhosllanerchrugog on a country lane going north you’d be forgiven for thinking the trees and fences around you were anything but ordinary. However a sign on a green palisade fence reveals the truth: “DANGER. FORMER WASTE TIP. ENTRY PROHIBITED”.

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Waterways

Central America - Researchers trace source of nitrogen pollution affecting world's second-largest barrier reef

Tropical coastal ecosystems are among the most biodiverse areas on Earth. And they're also on the front lines of effects caused by human activity. That's why it's becoming increasingly important, especially as human populations increase, to manage the impacts of runoff and wastewater that flow into the sea.

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