EU Endorses Tighter Shark Fishing Rules To Ensure Fishermen Respect A Ban On Slicing Off The Fins

European Union (EU) fisheries ministers meeting in Brussels endorsed an European Commission proposal that would force fishermen to bring sharks to port intact.

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Conservation Groups Push For The Protection Of The World’s Largest Marine Reserve

The Antarctic Ocean Alliance said waters surrounding the remote frozen continent were facing increased exploitation as fish stocks elsewhere in the world continue to decline.

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Critically Endangered Sea Creatures Face Extinction Unless Conservation Zones Are Made Mobile

Satellite tracking devices are now small and affordable enough that they can monitor the precise location, including the depth, of large numbers of sea creatures.

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Sea Mammals Are Infected With Parasites Common Only To Domesticated Animals

Globally, seals, otters and other species are increasingly infected by parasites and other diseases long common to domesticated animals like goats, cows, cats and dogs, marine mammal experts told a major science conference.

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Microscopic Plastic Debris Pollutes Marine Environment, Main Concern Entering Food Chain

Concentrations of microscopic plastic materials is polluting the marine environment and were greatest near coastal urban areas, the study has warned.

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Environmentalists File Charges Against National Marine Fisheries Service

Environmentalists file a lawsuit against the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) over their naval training exercises off the West Coast involving sonar that they say harms endangered marine animals in the Pacific Ocean including killer whales.

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Hong Kong Hotels Chain, To Stop Serving Shark Fin Menu Next year

Environmental activists have long been urging the government to stop the sale of shark fin which is commonly used in soup with some regions in Asia and especially in China.

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Gulf Oil Spill Disaster Could Change Ecosystem Of Affected Area

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The oil spill at the Gulf of Mexico is killing marine food web where other marine creatures are dependent for food.

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Depleting Fish Supply Has Become An Environmental Concern

Fishing, once a matter of casting a net into the sea or hooking with rod and line is under increasing pressure as the world struggles to feed its hungry mouths.

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