SUFB 267: Ocean Talk Friday

Dr. Edd Hind-Ozan joins me again to discuss India’s plan to phase out bottom trawling; the price increase of farmed salmon; converting marine debris into revenue; and, China might reform its fisheries management.

Dr. Edd Hind-Ozan joins me again to provide his prospective on 4 new stories that hit the world presses/internet this week. Edd and I bring you up to date on Ocean News every week on Ocean Talk Friday.

In this episode, we discuss:
1) India’s plan to phase out bottom trawling;
2) The price increase of farmed salmon;
3) Converting marine debris into revenue; and,
4) China might reform its fisheries management.

 

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Links Discussed in this episode:

  • India on Monday assured Sri Lanka that it would phase out bottom trawling in a “graded, time-bound manner”, pointing to upcoming initiatives to train Indian fishermen in alternative fishing methods.
  • You may never have heard of Lepeophtheirus salmonis, and you’re unlikely to have spotted one, because they are usually less than 1.5cm long, but the humble sea louse is creating waves that are about to wash on to your dinner plate.
  • On a sunny afternoon in September, a barge roughly the size of a dump truck pulls into Delta, British Columbia, piled high with marine debris. Foam, plastic bottles, frayed rope—all of it hand-picked by dozens of volunteers from the western shores of Vancouver Island and stashed inside 200 giant white bags. “Too bad that ain’t gold,” a bystander remarks from the dock. “You just wait,” replies Chloé Dubois, standing on deck, “one day it will be.”
  • As global fish stocks continue sinking to alarmingly low levels, a joint study by marine fisheries experts from within and outside of China concluded that the country’s most recent fisheries conservation plan can achieve a true paradigm shift in marine fisheries management – but only if the Chinese government embraces major institutional reform.

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