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Deep sea mining – the gold rush on the ocean floor
8 April 2014 As resources on dry land are depleted, companies are turning their attention to the oceans, where vast reserves of precious metals lie untouched.

Summary of the seventh meeting of the Working Group on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction
4 April 2014 The seventh meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction (BBNJ) convened from 1-4 April 2014 at UN Headquarters in New York to discuss the scope, parameters and feasibility of a possible new international instrument on BBNJ under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

Environmental NGOs launch petition calling on Spanish Minister to protect the deep sea
3 April 2014 The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition, Ecologistas en Acción, Greenpeace, Oceana and WWF have launched a petition to demand that the Spanish Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment lead efforts to protect deep-sea ecosystems, during negotiations currently taking place in Brussels. Spain is the leading EU Member State engaged in these fisheries, accounting for half of all EU captures of deep-sea species in the North-East Atlantic Ocean.

ONG medioambietales recogen firmas para que arias canete proteja las las profundidades marinas.
3 April 2014 La Coalición para la Conservación de las Aguas Profundas (DSCC), Ecologistas en Acción, Greenpeace, Oceana y WWF han lanzado una recogida de firmas para reclamar al Ministro Español de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente que lidere la protección de los ecosistemas marinos de profundidad en las negociaciones que se están llevando a cabo actualmente en Bruselas. España es el país líder en este tipo de pesca, con cerca de la mitad del volumen de capturas de la Unión Europea.

U.N. Aims at Treaty to Protect Marine Biodiversity
3 April 2014 UNITED NATIONS, Apr 3 2014 (IPS) - At a political level, when the United Nations speaks of a “high seas alliance”, it is probably a coalition of countries battling modern piracy in the Indian Ocean.

Pesca en aguas profundas: cuando la ciencia tiene cosas que decir
1 April 2014 Aunque reiteradamente, desde las posiciones de la industria y eurodiputados afines, se nos dice que los stocks de especies de aguas profundas están en buen estado, el Consejo Internacional de Exploración del Mar no opina lo mismo.

These Two Maps Show How Climate Change Is Destroying The Oceans
31 March 2014 The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) new release includes a warning that the effects of climate change on our oceans and fisheries are potentially devastating.

Fishing more, catching less
26 March 2014 Some 120 years ago, fleets of trawlers, each with a crew of dozens, would steam into the open sea, having depleted the coastal fishing grounds around the British Isles. They caught several tons a day, mostly big fish — cod measuring one and half meters, huge flatfish of 3 meters, and many more. Today, vessels plying the North Atlantic catch a few kilograms of small fish — cod just 30 centimeters long and tiny flatfish.

La France continue de soutenir la pêche profonde
26 March 2014 Paris continue de soutenir la pêche profonde contre vents et marées. Les ONG de défense de l’environnement marin reprochent à la France de peser de tout son poids pour retarder depuis deux ans l’ouverture de discussions sur ce sujet au conseil des ministres européens de la pêche.

Could Closing the High Seas to Fishing Save Migratory Fish?
25 March 2014 UCSB professor of resource economics argues that such action could accomplish not only that but also increase fisheries' profits and yields.

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