Ocean Week In Review – May 16, 2024 Maldives Ratifies High Seas Treaty, Vietnam-Cook Islands Cooperation, Japan to Hunt Fin Whales, Canada’s First Blue Park and More…
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by Angela Stefanovska
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1. Maldives Becomes Fifth Nation to Ratify UN High Seas Treaty ISTANBUL — The Maldives parliament approved the UN High Seas Treaty to protect oceans and became the fifth country to ratify after Chile, Palau, Belize, and Seychelles. The country’s Foreign Minister Moosa Zameer said in a statement that President Mohamed Muizzu “is committed to protecting and preserving the health and wealth of our Ocean.” The island nation has approved the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity. In January, Palau and Chile became the first nati ..read more
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We Gather News: You Stay Informed – May 9, 2024 Ocean Decade Conference Summary, Japan’s New Efficient Whaling Vessel, Africa Says “No” to Becoming Plastics Dump, Plastic Ban a Must for Healthy Philippines and More…
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by Angela Stefanovska
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1. 2024 Ocean Decade Conference Identifies Priorities for Remainder of Ocean Decade Major initiatives have been undertaken to improve the Ocean’s health. One of these is the UN Decade for Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) (“Ocean Decade”), which aims to bring together ocean stakeholders globally to ensure ocean science supports countries in achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 (life below water). The 2024 Ocean Decade Conference took place from 10–12 April 2024. The primary Conference outcome was the Barcelona Statement, which identifies three priorities: ocean ..read more
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We Gather News: You Stay Informed – May 9, 2024 Ocean Decade Conference Summary, Japan’s New Efficient Whaling Vessel, Africa Says “No” to Becoming Plastics Dump, Plastic Ban a Must for Healthy Philippines and More…
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by Angela Stefanovska
1w ago
1. 2024 Ocean Decade Conference Identifies Priorities for Remainder of Ocean Decade Major initiatives have been undertaken to improve the Ocean’s health. One of these is the UN Decade for Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) (“Ocean Decade”), which aims to bring together ocean stakeholders globally to ensure ocean science supports countries in achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 (life below water). The 2024 Ocean Decade Conference took place from 10–12 April 2024. The primary Conference outcome was the Barcelona Statement, which identifies three priorities: ocean ..read more
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We Gather News: You Stay Informed – May 3, 2024 Plastic Treaty Talks Yield Disappointing Outcome, Austria Bans Shark Product Imports, Rare Marine Species Resurfaces After Centuries, Tanzania Exposes Illegal Chinese Fishing Operations and More…
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by Angela Stefanovska
2w ago
1. Global Plastic Treaty Talks End with Limited Progress in Ottawa In the heart of Ottawa, hopes were high for groundbreaking strides in combating plastic pollution as nations gathered for treaty talks. However, the outcome fell short of expectations, with negotiations yielding only modest advancements. Disagreements over regulatory measures and funding stifled comprehensive agreements, leaving key issues unresolved. Despite some nations expressing dedication to curbing plastic waste, economic interests prevailed for others, impeding significant breakthroughs. This outcome underscores the fo ..read more
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We Gather News: You Stay Informed – April 27, 2024 Global Ocean Conservation Efforts Ramp Up: USA Pledges $508 Million, Canada Hosts Plastic Pollution Talks, Miami Seaquarium Under Scrutiny for Animal Welfare, Athens Calls for Enhanced Ocean Protection
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by Angela Stefanovska
2w ago
1. Critical Negotiations on Plastic Pollution Begin in Ottawa, Canada The world has a once-in-a-generation chance to change humanity’s relationship with plastic profoundly. That is the message from officials ahead of “pivotal” talks next week on a legally binding global instrument to end plastic pollution. Since the 1950s, 9.2 billion tonnes of plastic have been produced, of which 7 billion tonnes have become waste, filling up landfills and polluting lakes, rivers, the soil, and the ocean. Humanity now produces 430 million tonnes of plastic each year, two-thirds of which is contained in shor ..read more
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We Gather News: You Stay Informed – April 27, 2024 Global Ocean Conservation Efforts Ramp Up: USA Pledges $508 Million, Canada Hosts Plastic Pollution Talks, Miami Seaquarium Under Scrutiny for Animal Welfare, Athens Calls for Enhanced Ocean Protection
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by Angela Stefanovska
2w ago
1. Critical Negotiations on Plastic Pollution Begin in Ottawa, Canada The world has a once-in-a-generation chance to change humanity’s relationship with plastic profoundly. That is the message from officials ahead of “pivotal” talks next week on a legally binding global instrument to end plastic pollution. Since the 1950s, 9.2 billion tonnes of plastic have been produced, of which 7 billion tonnes have become waste, filling up landfills and polluting lakes, rivers, the soil, and the ocean. Humanity now produces 430 million tonnes of plastic each year, two-thirds of which is contained in shor ..read more
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We Gather News: You Stay Informed – April 16, 2024 Global Plastics and You, Hawaiian Monk Seal Released, Climate Change Alters International Species Distribution and more…
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by Angela Stefanovska
2w ago
1. Bass: Plastics, You and the Global Treaty This year, Earth Day (April 22) marks the start of the fourth round of negotiations for a global plastics treaty. Without much public fanfare, delegates from 175 countries — together with hundreds of observers representing industry, academia, health organizations, and environmental groups — will gather in Ottawa, Ontario, to chart the course for the future of plastics and plastic pollution. The stakes could not be higher. Eleven million metric tons of plastic waste flow into the ocean yearly, irrefutably fueling the climate change crisis. Low-inco ..read more
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We Gather News: You Stay Informed – April 16, 2024 Global Plastics and You, Hawaiian Monk Seal Released, Climate Change Alters International Species Distribution and more…
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by Angela Stefanovska
1M ago
1. Bass: Plastics, You and the Global Treaty This year, Earth Day (April 22) marks the start of the fourth round of negotiations for a global plastics treaty. Without much public fanfare, delegates from 175 countries — together with hundreds of observers representing industry, academia, health organizations, and environmental groups — will gather in Ottawa, Ontario, to chart the course for the future of plastics and plastic pollution. The stakes could not be higher. Eleven million metric tons of plastic waste flow into the ocean yearly, irrefutably fueling the climate change crisis. Low-inco ..read more
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We Gather News: You Stay Informed – March 30, 2024 New Study Examines Ongoing Offshore Wind vs Whale Safety Debate, Why is the UN Global Plastic Treaty So Important, Charting Course for High Seas Treaty and more…
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by Angela Stefanovska
1M ago
1. Navigating the Future: New Jersey’s Quest to Harmonize Offshore Wind and Whale Conservation New Jersey, USA: New Jersey is stepping up its commitment to renewable energy and marine conservation with a new initiative to understand offshore wind farms’ impacts on whale populations. With fresh funding, researchers are set to embark on a comprehensive study, employing advanced technologies to monitor and mitigate any potential adverse effects on these majestic marine mammals. This proactive approach underscores New Jersey’s dedication to harnessing the wind’s power to meet its energy needs an ..read more
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We Gather News: You Stay Informed – March 30, 2024 New Study Examines Ongoing Offshore Wind vs Whale Safety Debate, Why is the UN Global Plastic Treaty So Important, Charting Course for High Seas Treaty and more…
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by Angela Stefanovska
1M ago
1. Navigating the Future: New Jersey’s Quest to Harmonize Offshore Wind and Whale Conservation New Jersey, USA: New Jersey is stepping up its commitment to renewable energy and marine conservation with a new initiative to understand offshore wind farms’ impacts on whale populations. With fresh funding, researchers are set to embark on a comprehensive study, employing advanced technologies to monitor and mitigate any potential adverse effects on these majestic marine mammals. This proactive approach underscores New Jersey’s dedication to harnessing the wind’s power to meet its energy needs an ..read more
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