Ocean Policy News
February 13, 2016

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February 13, 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

Jan. 21, 2016 — The Paris Agreement of the UN climate change conference is deemed a historic step for climate protection, but its success depends on rapid implementations. The consequences of delaying global carbon ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — A new method is being applied to determine whether specific climate impacts can be traced to human-caused emissions. The past century has seen a 0.8°C (1.4°F) increase in average global ... read more

Jan. 19, 2016 — Early human agriculture cancelled natural cooling of Earth's climate, new ice core data and other evidence confirm. Earth naturally cycles between cool glacial periods and warmer interglacial ... read more

Jan. 19, 2016 — A warmer Atlantic Ocean could substantially boost the destructive power of a future superstorm like Hurricane Sandy, new research suggests. The researchers used a numerical model to simulate the ... read more

Jan. 19, 2016 — Countries drastically underreport the number of fish caught worldwide, according to a new study, and the numbers obscure a significant decline in the total ... 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

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