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The Queensland Government plans to crackdown on the abandoned or illegal dumping of commercial fishing nets, known as ghost nets, with offenders to face fines and penalties. Click on the link below to read the full article. 
One hectare of ocean in which fishing is not allowed (a marine protected area) produces at least five times the amount of fish as an equivalent unprotected hectare, according to new research published today. Click on the link below to read the...
For the first time in the Pacific region, a policy dialogue between the seventeen (17) Forum Fishery Agency (FFA) Members and the European Union (EU) to discuss issues and challenges relating to the sustainable management of marine resources...
A new study found that bleached reefs had fewer predators such as snappers and groupers and more plant-eating fish such as parrotfish and rabbitfish. Click on the link below to read the full article. 
A group set up by Pacific countries to improve the management of their coastal fisheries is being disbanded after upsetting Pacific fisheries ministers. Click on the link below to read the full article. 
Official documents show fishing companies, including Talleys, threatened legal action against the government over proposed seabed protection in the South Pacific. Click on the link below to read the full article.
A new study led by a University of Rhode Island doctoral student and published in the Journal of Applied Ecology has found a possible solution to one of the biggest conservation and livelihood challenges in the marine realm. Click on the...
A new study led by a University of Rhode Island doctoral student and published in the Journal of Applied Ecology has found a possible solution to one of the biggest conservation and livelihood challenges in the marine realm. Click on the...
Palau's fisheries minister says the country is still figuring out the balance of fishing in its waters. Click on the link below to read the full article. 
The 123 million people who live near the U.S. coasts and the 3 million Americans who depend on the ocean for their livelihood are front-row witnesses to dire and unprecedented change.1 As a result of climate change, unusually warm waters are...