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July, 2008

  • 30 July

    Ottawa Considering N.S. Request to Increase Grey Seal Quota

    Grey seal and pup from Wikipedia

    (From canadianpress.google.com) Halifax, Nova Scotia – A call by Nova Scotia”s fisheries minister for an expansion of the province”s annual grey seal hunt is being considered by federal Fisheries Minister Loyola Hearn.

  • 30 July

    Coastguards Condemn Picnickers Who Chase grey seals on Salisbury Bank Near Hilbre Island

    From wirralnews.co.uk

    (From wirralnews.co.uk) – Coastguards have condemned thrill-seekers who terrorised grey seals on Salisbury Bank, near Hilbre Island. Worried passers-by alerted the Coastguard to the group of 17 picnickers who had sailed out to the sand bank in three pleasure crafts last Sunday.

  • 30 July

    Pierce Brosnan Joins Natural Resources Defense Council

    From variety.com

    (From variety.com) – Pierce Brosnan and wife Keely Shaye have joined with the Natural Resources Defense Council to win battles that include stopping the construction of a proposed salt factory on the Baja California peninsula, the last pristine breeding ground for the Pacific gray whale. Currently they and the NRDC …

  • 29 July

    Park Balances Public access With Protection Of Nesting Birds

    Sea Gull

    (From jacksonville.com) Jacksonville”s Huguenot Park, Florida – Next to the families on vacation and weekend visitors perfecting their tans, managers at Jacksonville”s Huguenot Park made space on the beach this summer for another crowd: birds. 

  • 28 July

    Coral-Killing Starfish Curbed By Fishing Ban


    (From environment.newscientist.com) – If you want to save coral reefs from rapacious starfish, you should ban fishing. The predator is less devastating in “no-take zones” of Australia”s Great Barrier Reef, however, where fishing has been banned since 1989.

  • 28 July

    Illegal Fishers Target Rare Fish In Quezon

    From Wikipedia

    (From newsinfo.inquirer.net) Lucena City, Philippines – The good news is that the presence of the endangered fish species Napoleon wrasse has been confirmed in the seas off Polillo Islands in Quezon. The bad news: This rare fish is now being caught by illegal fishers.

  • 27 July

    Anti-whaling Flagship Docks In Friendly Territory

    From news.com.au

    (From news.com.au) Brisbane, Australia – Controversial anti-whaling flagship the Steve Irwin will for the next five months call Brisbane home as it undergoes refit work. The 60m vessel, named after the late Croc Hunter, hit the headlines earlier this year for its dramatic high-seas confrontation with Japanese whalers.

  • 27 July

    100m Tonnes Clog Our Seas

    Plastic bags

    (From sundaymail.co.uk) – There are 100 million tonnes of plastic polluting the world”s oceans – and the UK is a major contributor to the problem.  British households generate around five million tonnes of packaging refuse a year – and 1.2 million tonnes of that is plastic.

  • 27 July

    Christian Bale Wears Sea Shepherd

    From ecorazzi.com

    (From ecorazzi.com) – The Caped Crusader aka Christian Bale was photographed at the Heathrow airport wearing a different  super-hero outfit – a Sea Shepherd T-shirt.  Recently we reported Christian’s stats as a vegetarian and prolific activist, so it’s no surprise to see him wearing the mark of the good pirates …

  • 27 July

    Taiwan Accuses Chinese Fishermen Of Wrecking Coral Reefs

    Coral reef bioerosion

    (From afp.google.com) Tungsha, Taiwan – Chinese fishermen have been accused of poaching in Taiwan”s first marine national park where authorities here say their destructive methods are endangering the area”s ecology. The scourge of boats scouring the seabed for food destined for Hong Kong restaurants is combining with global warming as …

  • 27 July

    Mexico Finds Dozens Of Dead Sea Turtles

    Mexico Turtle

    (From ap.google.com) Acapulco, Mexico- Environmental officials in Mexico say dozens of dead sea turtles apparently killed in fishing nets have washed up on beaches in recent days.Victor Berdejo says another 47 dead turtles were found by personnel at a turtle-protection area he supervises.

  • 26 July

    California Crusade To Abolish Plastic Bags Gaining Support

    Plastic bags

    (From signonsandiego.com) – Ocean activists have declared war on disposable plastics because of the threat they pose to marine life. A growing number of politicians are starting to jump aboard the bag-ban bandwagon. San Francisco, Los Angeles, Manhattan Beach, Malibu and Solana Beach.