Category Archives: Caribbeans

88 reported unprovoked shark attacks and five fatalities worldwide; UF reports 2017 as “average year”; One attack in England…

Continue reading 88 reported unprovoked shark attacks and five fatalities worldwide; UF reports 2017 as “average year”; One attack in England…

OSLO meeting: Attention turns to implementation at first Meeting of Parties on Port State Measures Agreement; #SDG14

Continue reading OSLO meeting: Attention turns to implementation at first Meeting of Parties on Port State Measures Agreement; #SDG14

IUU fish fight: EC lists Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the Comoros as non-cooperating; issues warning for Liberia (world’s #2 shipping registry)

Continue reading IUU fish fight: EC lists Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the Comoros as non-cooperating; issues warning for Liberia (world’s #2 shipping registry)

BAHAMAS Government says controversial $2.1 billion agri-fisheries venture plan with Chinese investors is a ‘No Go’

Continue reading BAHAMAS Government says controversial $2.1 billion agri-fisheries venture plan with Chinese investors is a ‘No Go’

ASC Launches Seriola & Cobia Standard; Result of more than 8 years of development by farmers, scientists, conservationists, and others stakeholders

Continue reading ASC Launches Seriola & Cobia Standard; Result of more than 8 years of development by farmers, scientists, conservationists, and others stakeholders

CIGUATERA fish poisoning (CFP) predicted to increase in Gulf of Mexico & along the U.S. southeast Atlantic coast with rising ocean temperatures; 400+ fish species known to become toxic

A new study by the U.S. National Oceanic & Atmopheric Administration (NOAA) published at the end of November 2051 in the journal Ecological Modeling, forecasts an increase in ciguatera fish poisoning in the Gulf of Mexico and the U.S. Southeast Atlantic coast with predicted rising global ocean temperatures due to climate change.
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BAHAMAS expand MPAs by more than 3 million Ha; > 10% of the Bahamas’ marine and coastal ecosystems will be protected

The Bahamas Minister of the Environment and Housing of The Bahamas, Hon. Kenred Dorset announced the creation of 24 new marine protected areas and the expansion of 3 existing national parks, thus adding around 3 million hectares (7.5 million acres) to The Bahamas marine protected areas and reserves system.

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CHOW 2015: French Minister Ségolène Royal, White House Advisor Brian Deese to give keynotes on Capitol Hill; Session on collaborative marine conservation with Cuban ambassador

More than 700 national and global policymakers, scientists, scholars, business and conservation leaders will gather in Washington, DC June 9-11 for the 14th annual Capitol Hill Ocean Week®. The nation’s premier annual symposium examining current marine policy and ocean issues, CHOW 2015 is hosted by the not-for-profit National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (NMSF) and will be held at the Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC. Continue reading CHOW 2015: French Minister Ségolène Royal, White House Advisor Brian Deese to give keynotes on Capitol Hill; Session on collaborative marine conservation with Cuban ambassador

TOURIST fishing is “big business in The Bahamas”; Anglers caught ~8,000 metric tons a year over the past 60 years – Sea Around Us

Continue reading TOURIST fishing is “big business in The Bahamas”; Anglers caught ~8,000 metric tons a year over the past 60 years – Sea Around Us

“We’re investing in aquaculture because we think – we know – we know that this is going to be an industry that is going to be feeding soy to the fish” – USSEC Director

Continue reading “We’re investing in aquaculture because we think – we know – we know that this is going to be an industry that is going to be feeding soy to the fish” – USSEC Director

SUCCESS factors in aquaculture enterprises in the Pacific farm; FAO case study on assets & farm performance of private aquaculture enterprises

Continue reading SUCCESS factors in aquaculture enterprises in the Pacific farm; FAO case study on assets & farm performance of private aquaculture enterprises

GUIDANCE manual on valuation and accounting of ecosystem services for Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

Continue reading GUIDANCE manual on valuation and accounting of ecosystem services for Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

“SEA lice are even more of a danger to the salmon than we previously thought” – Vaccine research unfruitful to-date

Continue reading “SEA lice are even more of a danger to the salmon than we previously thought” – Vaccine research unfruitful to-date

BRAZIL offers an extra $17 million to FAO projects as new government takes helm; South-South cooperation

Continue reading BRAZIL offers an extra $17 million to FAO projects as new government takes helm; South-South cooperation

FIGHTING aggressive invasive fish: NOAA, Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute launch new Lionfish Web Portal

The Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI) and NOAA have partnered to launch a new web portal to provide managers, researchers, and the public with the latest information on the lionfish invasion in the Atlantic, they announced on Monday (January 5, 2015).
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CITES experts develop a new set of Western Atlantic Ocean regional management and conservation measures for queen conch

Continue reading CITES experts develop a new set of Western Atlantic Ocean regional management and conservation measures for queen conch