News tagged with species conservation

Overfishing threatens Pacific tuna

Asia-Pacific fishing experts on Sunday warned against depleting tuna stocks, saying the region needs to reduce its catch of the vulnerable bigeye species by 30 percent.

Dec 02, 2012
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EU finally ends shark finning

The European parliament on Thursday called a definitive halt to shark finning, the long contested practice of fishermen slicing off fins and throwing the live body overboard to drown.

Nov 22, 2012
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Pacific sharks disappearing into soup, study says

Pacific stocks of the oceanic whitetip shark, a favourite of fin soup enthusiasts, sank by as much as 17 percent a year between 1995 and 2010 despite catch and finning limits, a study said Wednesday.

Nov 01, 2012
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Satellite images tell tales of changing biodiversity

Analysis of texture differences in satellite images may be an effective way to monitor changes in vegetation, soil and water patterns over time, with potential implications for measuring biodiversity as well, ...

Oct 24, 2012
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Shark finning hitting Gulf sharks hard

Armed with a clip board and wearing bright yellow waders, Rima Jabado looked the part of a government inspector at the Dubai fish market as workers sawed the fins off hundreds of dead sharks from Oman and ...

Oct 19, 2012
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Conference seeks to curb exploitation of high seas

Long spared because of their remoteness, the high seas have become an important hunting ground for fish trawlers and oil prospectors, putting at risk many marine species that call these waters home.

Oct 17, 2012
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