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Tuna’s End, by New York Times Magazine

On the morning of June 4, in the international waters south of Malta, the Greenpeace vessels Rainbow Warrior and Arctic Sunrise deployed eight inflatable Zodiacs and skiffs into the azure surface of the Mediterranean. Protesters aboard donned helmets and took up DayGlo flags and plywood shields. With the organization’s observation helicopter hovering above, the pilots [...]

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Beyond duplicity and ignorance in global fisheries, by Daniel Pauly

SUMMARY: The three decades following World War II were a period of rapidly increasing fishing effort and landings, but also of spectacular collapses, particularly in small pelagic fish stocks. This is also the period in which a toxic triad of catch underreporting, ignoring scientific advice and blaming the environment emerged as standard response to ongoing [...]

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Towards sustainability in world fisheries, by Daniel Pauly, Villy Christensen, Sylvie Guénette, Tony J. Pitcher, U. Rashid Sumaila, Carl J. Walters, R. Watson & Dirk Zeller

Fisheries have rarely been ‘sustainable’. Rather, fishing has induced serial depletions, long masked by improved technology, geographic expansion and exploitation of previously spurned species lower in the food web. With global catches declining since the late 1980s, continuation of present trends will lead to supply shortfall, for which aquaculture cannot be expected to compensate, and [...]

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Declaración de la UICN sobre el derrame de petróleo en el Golfo de México

INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR CONSERVATION OF NATURE 7 de junio de 2010 La demanda creciente de energía nos conduce a situaciones más tensas y agrava el riesgo de accidentes catastróficos que conllevan un costo elevadísimo, tanto para los medios de subsistencia humanos como para los ecosistemas. No contamos actualmente con tecnologías capaces de minimizar los riesgos [...]

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All gone? A controversial projection of exhausted fisheries led to a new look at the oceans, by New Focus

Doomsday will come to fishes across the world’s oceans by 2048. That was the startling implication of findings published in 2006 by marine ecologist Boris Worm of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, and several colleagues. Stokstad_2009

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