Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Oceana Newsletter

Oceana | Protecting the World's Oceans
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Global insurers unite worldwide to act on pirate fishing
Leading insurers from around the world have committed to tackling illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing as part of a joint Oceana and United Nations initiative on sustainable marine insurance.
Global Impact
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In a victory for 26,000 penguins, locals, activists defeat giant mining project
Thousands of Humboldt penguins, blue whales and other species are safe from mines and ships after a long-fought battle by Oceana and allies to keep heavy industry from steamrolling a small fishing village in Chile. 
Policy + Politics
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EU ministers' decision to continue overfishing undermines sustainable goals
European ministers turned their back on the Baltic cod overfishing crisis after reaching a new agreement for fishing limits for next year’s Baltic stocks. Oceana in Europe called the decision irresponsible and a disregard to the economic gains of sustainable fishing.
Ocean Science
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Seaweed scrubs more carbon from the atmosphere than previously thought
A new study revealed that seaweed, like kelp, could be an overlooked ally in the fight against climate change, sequestering more carbon from the atmosphere than all other marine plants combined. 
People + Partners
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Interview: Michael Bloomberg on climate change optimism
Climate change as a cause for optimism? It might sound counterintuitive, but former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to give us hope for the fight ahead.
Photo of the Month
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Gorringe Bank, Portugal | In some places, pounds of kelp are destined for a higher purpose: to become beer. A handful of craft beer-makers are now experimenting with kelp ales that are both easy on the palate and on the planet. Learn more on our blog here. Pictured: Brown kelp (Laminaria ochroleuca).  © Oceana / Carlos Suárez
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