News tagged with ocean ecosystem

NOAA bans commercial harvesting of krill

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) today published a final rule in the Federal Register prohibiting the harvesting of krill in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off the coasts of California, Oregon, ...

Jul 13, 2009 5 / 5 (4) 0

The Amazon River is 11 million years old

The Amazon River originated as a transcontinental river around 11 million years ago and took its present shape approximately 2.4 million years ago. These are the most significant results of a study on two ...

Jul 07, 2009 4.8 / 5 (13) 1

How can the world's fisheries be sustainable?

According to the most recent report on the status of the world's fisheries by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, fisheries supply at least 15% of the animal protein consumed by humans, provide direct and ...

Jun 23, 2009 5 / 5 (2) 0