Ocean Policy News
February 6, 2016

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February 6, 2016

Feb. 1, 2016 — A peer-reviewed self-assessment that shows the standards of the United States fishery management system under the Magnuson-Stevens Act exceed the criteria of the United Nation's Food and ... read more

Mid-Atlantic States Present Ocean Data Products

Jan. 29, 2016 — The Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO), a five state partnership of New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and Virginia, has released an ambitious and wide-ranging set of ... read more

Chemical Study of Influence of Marine Environment on Historical Buildings

Jan. 18, 2016 — By means of various analytical tools, researchers have analyzed the influence that may be exerted by various marine and urban-industrial atmospheres on the state of conservation of three buildings ... read more

Environmental Policy Behind Imbalance in Phosphorus, Nitrogen Levels of the North Sea

Jan. 18, 2016 — European measures aimed at improving water quality through the reduction of nitrogen and phosphorus loads in the North Sea have resulted in an imbalance of these two nutrients in surface waters, new ... read more

New Tool to Map Fishing Activities in Europe

Jan. 14, 2016 — A new tool provides detailed maps of high intensity fisheries areas in 2014-2015 in Europe, for the first time. Thanks to tracking data of fishing vessels, it is possible to derive information about ... read more

How Will Climate Policy Affect Energy Access Goals?

Jan. 14, 2016 — Without new subsidies and policies to support increased energy access, new climate policies could push access to modern energy out of reach for millions in Asia. Currently, three billion people ... read more

Jan. 13, 2016 — Humanity has become a geological force that is able to suppress the beginning of the next ice age, a study shows. Cracking the code of glacial inception, scientists have found the relation of ... read more

Real-Time Fishery Management Significantly Reduces Bycatch

Jan. 12, 2016 — Using real-time ocean management to regulate fisheries can significantly reduce accidental bycatch with less economic impact on fishermen, a study finds. By comparing results from six types of ... read more

Jan. 12, 2016 — Marine scientists are calling for a re-think of how marine protected areas are planned and coordinated, following a global assessment of the conservation of tropical corals and fishes. Researchers ... read more

Jan. 8, 2016 — The Northern Sea Route could be an attractive shipping route during Arctic ice-free periods; however, the decline in sea-ice extent could also cause severe weather phenomena, which could disturb ship ... read more

Jan. 7, 2016 — Advocates of huge hydroelectric dam projects on the Amazon, Congo, and Mekong river basins often overestimate economic benefits and underestimate far-reaching effects on biodiversity, according to a ... read more

Jan. 7, 2016 — Outdated land management practices, a dearth of local decision-making bodies with real powers, a lack of long-term planning, along with long-standing educational and financial disempowerment and ... read more

Science-Driven Strategies for More Effective Endangered Species Recovery

Jan. 6, 2016 — 18 conservation researchers and practitioners propose six broad strategies to raise the effectiveness of the ESA for endangered species recovery, based on a thorough review of the scientific ... read more

Dec. 28, 2015 — A songbird species that flourishes on the salmon-rich side of dams in the western United States struggles when it tries to nest on the side closed off from the fish and the nutrients they leave ... read more

Dec. 23, 2015 — Permanent marine protected areas and wilderness—places where fish can grow old—are critical to the effective conservation of marine ecosystems according to a new ... read more

Dec. 23, 2015 — Researchers investigating the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on sea turtles found that over 320,000 juvenile sea turtles from populations throughout the Atlantic Ocean were likely present ... read more

Targeted Fisheries Management Needed to Promote Healthy Coral Reefs

Dec. 21, 2015 — The designation of marine protected areas in the coral reefs of East Africa may not be the only solution to overfishing. A scientist says that's because broad protections like the establishment ... read more

Rail Line Disruption Set for Dramatic Increase as Sea Levels Continue to Rise

Dec. 21, 2015 — Rail services to and from the South West of England could be disrupted for more than 10 percent of each year by 2040 and almost one-third by 2100, a new study ... read more

Carnivore Hunting Policy and Science Don't Align, Researchers Find

Dec. 18, 2015 — An international group of biologists say that policies regulating the hunting of large carnivores do not always align with basic scientific data, which can undermine conservation ... read more

Dec. 18, 2015 — Policies aimed at protecting tropical forests in the Congo Basin may unexpectedly lead to increased deforestation and timber production, a new report ... read more

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