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WWF appeals against MSC certification of tuna fisheries

by DiveSSI - 26th February 2018
Efficient fishing method leads to massive bycatch of juvenile fish and sharksTuna is a difficult case for green consumers -…
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WWF publishes code of conduct for shark and ray tourism

by DiveSSI - 23rd June 2017
Many people think that running into a shark underwater is a horrible experience. However, more and more divers would regard…
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Sustainable fishing helps both animals and people, says WWF on World Food Day

by DiveSSI - 20th October 2015
On World Food Day on October 16th, the WWF reiterated its warning about the impact of overfishing on man and…
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SharkCam reveals the secret life of giant sharks in the UK

by DiveSSI - 7th August 2019
New technology delivers unique imagesAn autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) called REMUS SharkCam was first used in the UK to observe…
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Rays threatened with extinction

by DiveSSI - 24th July 2019
Update to the Red ListThe largest extinction of species since the disappearance of dinosaurs continues. It is the fault of…
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Sharks in the Mediterranean Sea: threatened predator

by DiveSSI - 15th July 2019
WWF: Mediterranean is the most dangerous sea for sharks worldwide Over half of all shark and ray species living in the…
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Uncontrollable plastic flood

by DiveSSI - 16th March 2019
UN environmental summit ends without effective agreement on plastic waste The UN Environment Conference in Nairobi ended on Friday, March…
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Our seas are a sink for plastic waste

by DiveSSI - 1st March 2019
Call for global "UN-plastic convention" The United Nations (UN) dedicates the Day of Species Protection on 03 March 2019 to underwater…
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A new tool for investigation and rescue of coral reefs

by DiveSSI - 17th January 2019
Web-based application improves data evaluation and availabilityCoral reefs are as vulnerable as they are beautiful. Climate change heats the seawater…
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Myanmar: Researchers discover new catfish species

by DiveSSI - 12th December 2018
A total of 157 new species discovered on the MekongIn the Mekong region, a total of 157 new species were…
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Amazon poisoned with toxic Mercury

by DiveSSI - 29th November 2018
The poison threatens humans, animals and plantsThe Amazon region is struggling with an invisible enemy: Mercury deposits from gold mining…
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Deep-sea shark as bycatch

by DiveSSI - 25th November 2018
Fisheries rules for deep-sea fish are inadequateThe EU fisheries ministers have regulated deep-sea fishing for the years 2019 and 2020.…
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Plastic litter in the sea: Fundamental changes necessary

by DiveSSI - 5th November 2018
Experts discuss the EU ban on disposable plasticThe EU wants to ban disposable products such as drinking straws or ear…
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Weddell Sea: Icy gem in the Southern Ocean

by DiveSSI - 1st November 2018
Weddell Sea Sanctuary: The largest marine reserve in the world is to be createdIn the Southern Ocean, north of the…
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Corsica: Ship collision in the Pelagos Sanctuary

by DiveSSI - 10th October 2018
Oil spill threatens marine mammalsIn Corsica, after a collision between two cargo ships marine fuel expired in the Mediterranean. It…
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Japan fails, whales benefit

by DiveSSI - 17th September 2018
Whaling ban remainsAt the meeting of the International Whaling Commission on September, 14th 2018, Japan's application for "sustainable whaling" was…
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Japan demands return to commercial whaling

by DiveSSI - 5th September 2018
IWC Conference in Brazil: Japan applies for "sustainable whaling"If it is up to the will of Japan, international whaling would…
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Baltic Sea: 500 meters of ghost net salvaged

by DiveSSI - 9th August 2018
Many fish and birds have died in the net Just before off Warnemünde divers on behalf of the WWF on 7…
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Overfishing: Full steam ahead

by DiveSSI - 31st July 2018
World Food Organization publishes report on fisheries and aquaculture As more and more fish stocks worldwide are overfished and exploited, the…
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The Mediterranean Sea: a focal point for plastic pollution

by DiveSSI - 8th June 2018
Tourist crowds intensify plastic problemRecord volumes of microplastics were detected in the Mediterranean, as revealed by a recent WWF report…
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The top of the plastic mountain

by DiveSSI - 4th June 2018
Progress and gaps in the EU directive on disposable plasticThe European Commission has issued a directive to reduce environmental damage…
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Cambodia: Great hope for small whales

by DiveSSI - 1st June 2018
The stock of the critically endangered Mekong dolphin is rising again for the first timeGood news from Cambodia: The stock…
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Green turtle” in oil”

by DiveSSI - 20th February 2018
East China Sea: Oil spill from tanker "Sanchi" is spreadingThe oil spill of tanker "Sanchi" sunk in the East China…
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Mission to save river dolphins in Amazon

by DiveSSI - 9th December 2017
WWF expedition equips river dolphins with trackers for the first time The river dolphins of the Amazon are extremely rare…
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Ban on European eel fishing in Baltic Sea proposed

by DiveSSI - 1st September 2017
EU Commission is first to include eel in catch quotas The European eel is fighting for survival. In the last…
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MSC label for “dolphin deadly” tuna

by DiveSSI - 28th August 2017
Mexico’s tuna industry ignores dolphin deaths The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) ecolabel stands for sustainable fishing. However, the award was…
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Remaining vaquitas still threatened by extinction

by DiveSSI - 13th June 2017
New agreement imposes permanent ban on gillnets The vaquita, the world's smallest cetacean, remains under the threat of extinction. This…
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The Ocean Conference 2017

by DiveSSI - 8th June 2017
Delegates to discuss solutions for marine waste, overfishing and habitat destruction In New York, The Ocean Conference, an inaugural UN…
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Lack of funds and staff prevent Marine Protected Areas from fulfilling full potential

by DiveSSI - 4th April 2017
Shortfalls in manpower and funding prevented many MPAs from fulfilling their objectives Although Marine Protected Areas appear to be the…
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Conservation round-up 2016

by DiveSSI - 31st December 2016
The winners and losers 2016 has not been a good year for the great apes, lions, giraffes or vaquitas, according…
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Plans for whale sanctuary in South Atlantic harpooned at IWC meeting

by DiveSSI - 31st October 2016
A proposal to establish a whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic failed to receive sufficient votes for the resolution to…
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Better protection for some species of sharks and rays

by DiveSSI - 6th October 2016
Good news for marine species: Silky sharks, thresher sharks and mobula rays now receive greater protection as they have been…
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Drastic cuts in fishing quotas needed to prevent collapse of cod stocks in Baltic

by DiveSSI - 25th August 2016
The cod crisis is ‛homemade’The future of fishing in the Baltic Sea is on the line. Scientists are recommending a…
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FAO report highlights overfishing in the oceans

by DiveSSI - 18th July 2016
More than 30 percent of fish stocks being overfishedA report published on July 7th in Rome by the FAO highlights…
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Atlantic: EU bans bottom trawling in deep sea

by DiveSSI - 12th July 2016
Ruling brings forth better protection for oceansAfter four years of negotiation, the EU has imposed a ban on bottom trawling…
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First global agreement against illegal fishing takes effect

by DiveSSI - 7th June 2016
Thirty countries implement measures to shut out stocks derived from illegal fishingOn 5 June 2016, the world's first international binding…
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High demand for totoaba fish threatens world’s smallest living cetacean

by DiveSSI - 1st June 2016
Only 60 vaquitas left at recent censusThe world's smallest living cetacean – the Gulf of California porpoise, also known as…
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Environment groups call for more effective marine protection

by DiveSSI - 18th March 2016
German environmental organisations have called for a more effective level of marine protection in the North and Baltic Sea by…
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Fight against illegal fishing continues

by DiveSSI - 3rd February 2016
NGOs call for more rigorous implementation of legislation Despite the European Union's efforts to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated…
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Latest Living Blue Planet Report sounds alarm bells for the world’s oceans

by DiveSSI - 21st September 2015
Dramatic drop in biodiversity The biodiversity of the oceans is decreasing. On average, thepopulations of marine animals, seabirds, reptiles and fishes…
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Germany’s Top Climate Scientists Explain Climate Change

by DiveSSI - 21st August 2015
Learn About Climate Change From Germany's Top Climate ScientistsA free online course about climate change and its consequences is now available…