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Is the GM crops war over? What’s next?

GM (genetically modified, genetically engineered) crops are a fact of life by now. In our interconnected world (remember the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, TTIP, which might be finalised soon) I think that people who oppose GM crops may have … Continue reading

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Out of Sight, Out of Mind? A Visualization of Ocean Trash

Originally posted on Ocean News:
Project AWARE’s new interactive map is the first to visualize nearly three years of ongoing reporting by an international network of scuba divers who remove marine debris they find underwater through the Dive Against Debris…

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New Marine Conservation Zones around England

New Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) will soon be created in English seas to protect coral reefs and other marine life. Yesterday Auntie Beeb told us that there are to be 27 new MCZs. ‘Announcing the 27 new zones, marine environment … Continue reading

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Bycatch: 1 for the price of 10

Originally posted on A Perspective Study:
Bycatch is a real and growing problem. We are catching more fish unintentionally than ever before thanks the to large-scale implementation of bottom trawling, a fishing technique in which ships as big as supertankers…

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Historic fisheries deal secured by UK government

We’ve waited years for Europe’s Common Fisheries Policy to get its much-needed makeover. Yesterday, the reform was approved. You can read more under my ‘fishery’ tag and you can hear the Fat Lady singing.

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Aquaculture vital for plugging the gap in the EU’s seafood needs

Originally posted on The Coastal House:
Aquaculture has a vital role to play in helping the EU to meet its demand for seafood, but expansion of the industry in Europe is hampered by bureaucratic inefficiency. For example, it can take…

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TED Weekends dives into the deep sea

Originally posted on TED Blog:
Underwater, there’s a world full of the bioluminescent and colorfully firework-like creatures. [ted_talkteaser id=206] This is what David Gallo showed us in his classic talk from TED2007, “Underwater astonsihments.” The most interesting part: We have…

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