Ocean Talk Friday: Alternative Fisheries; Greenpeace Attacks Professor; Shell Spills Oil; and Palau declares 80% No Take
There were a number of articles that we could talk about this week, but Nathan and I narrowed it down to 4 important topics for Ocean Talk Friday:
Today we discussed the following:
- Global Fisheries: Benefits, Trade-offs of alternative approaches to recovering depleted fish: “the researchers find, “if reform efforts are put in place now, the median time to recovery would be just 10 [years], and by midcentury, the vast majority (98 percent) of stocks could be biologically healthy and in a strong position to supply the food and livelihoods on which the world will increasingly rely.”
- Greenpeace files a camplaint about UW fishery professor: “Greenpeace takes aim at high-profile UW fishery scientist in a complaint alleging he has not properly disclosed industry funding in his academic articles.”
- Shell is working to repair leak that spilled 2000 barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico: “Thursday leak created a 13 mile-wide slick on the surface of the water, from group of underwater oil wells 97 miles south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana…More than 88,000 gallons of oily-water mixture has been released from the Glider Field, a group of four underwater oil wells located around 97 miles south of Port Fourchon in Louisiana. The company said it suspects a line connecting these wells to a Shell platform leaked oil on Thursday, creating a 13 mile-wide slick on the surface of the water.”
- Keeping Palau Prisine: “The tiny country of Palau has created a major marine protected area to keep the ocean healthy for marine life – and people.”
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