A restaurant and hotel owner in Samoa has been sentenced for operating a sea cucumber fishery for export purposes and for operating a fish processing establishment without a licence...The first time offender has been ordered to pay $US1500 or face a jail term of three months...The market value of
At least five North Island iwi will be severely impacted from new restrictions to protect endangered dolphins, and there are concerns the changes will undermine promises under the Treaty of Waitangi...The new rules will see extensions to areas where set-netting and trawling is currently illegal f
...where there are humans, there is little room for peace and quiet. A recent study reported in the eLife magazine shows how the observation of whales and dolphins from motorboats causes harm to animals.
Conservationists worry the animals, which are vital food sources for many species along the U.S. East Coast, will decline in number...Every year, pharmaceutical companies round up half a million Atlantic horseshoe crabs, bleed them, and return them to the ocean— after which many will die.
Commercial fishing taking place worldwide has dipped since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, but scientists and conservation experts say it’s unclear if the slowdown will help endangered species of marine life recover.
Environmentalists including Britain’s David Attenborough have called for a ban on deep-seabed mining that would extract resources including copper, cobalt, nickel, zinc, lithium, and rare earth elements from nodules on the ocean floor. The International Seabed Authority (ISA), a U.N.
A nationwide ban on drift netting is among a raft of changes to fishing methods as part of a Government plan to protect endangered dolphins.
A international marine expert who reviewed a plan to save Māui and Hector's dolphins says she tried to help and claims she was ignored...The plan - which is in its final stages - has been the subject of scientific squabbling with its claim that toxoplasmosis - a disease caused by cat poo - kills
A man who rescued a whale calf trapped in nets off the Gold Coast from a small boat may face a fine of almost $27,000. The man rescued the stricken animal on Tuesday morning as officials took more than two hours to respond.
Evaluating the effectiveness of a large multi-use MPA in protecting Key Biodiversity Areas for marine predators
Marine protected areas can serve to regulate harvesting and conserve biodiversity. Within large multi-use MPAs, it is often unclear to what degree critical sites of biodiversity are afforded protection against commercial activities. Addressing this issue is a prerequisite if we are to appropriately assess sites against conservation targets. We evaluated whether the management regime of a large MPA conserved sites (Key Biodiversity Areas, KBAs) supporting the global persistence of top marine predators.