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Ocean experts urge faster action on marine reserves
The Earth�s oceans are being destroyed at a much faster rate than they are being protected, said the world�s leading marine experts at the end of the IUCN Marine Protected Area Summit. ... more

A second chance for Bali's marine turtles
For years, Bali has been a hub for Indonesia�s illegal marine turtle trade, particularly in two coastal villages on Serangan islet in the southern neighbourhood of Denpasar, Bali�s main city. And the economic downturn since the Bali bombing has not helped. But now an education effort is paying dividends. Olivier van Bogaert reports. ... more

UK Marine Bill will set up protected reserves
The British Government has published details of a proposed Marine Bill under which oil, gas, marine renewables, CO2 storage, inshore fisheries and shipping will all be spatially allocated under proposals for the first time. ... more

New coastal access proposals for England
Proposals for a 4,000 km continuous corridor of clear and well managed public access along the entire length of England's coast, will be put to the government by a new environment agency incorporating English Nature. ... more

Bush opens up Alaskan bay for oil exploration
The Bush Administration has lifted the restriction on development at Alaska's Bristol Bay to allow oil and gas exploration and drilling. This overturns decades of bipartisan protection of the Bay which is the backbone of Alaska�s fishing economy as well as home to critical habitat for numerous endangered and threatened species. ... more

Fish may all be gone before reserves are in place
Scientists estimate that rising demand for seafood and other marine produce will lead to a collapse of today�s commercial fish stocks by 2050 - unless better management is introduced. This would include an extended network of marine reserves. But, says the latest GEO Year Book, the pace at which new marine reserves are being listed means the goal will be achieved three decades after the collapse of today�s commercial fisheries. ... more

Gray whale death raises fear of extinction
A critically endangered Western Pacific Gray Whale (Western Gray Whale) has died off the coast of Japan after becoming trapped in fishing gear. It is a problem which now threatens this rare creatures with extinction. ... more

Governments fail to stop tuna plunder
Government members of the world's five tuna regional management organizations, meeting in Japan, have failed to agree an action plan to help reverse the decline in tuna stocks and stop the plundering of these valuable species. ... more

Malaysia�s turtle island faces uncertain future
The future of Malaysia�s critically endangered Hawksbill turtles lies in the uncertain future of a tiny seven-acre island, just two miles off the historic spice port of Malacca � now a rapidly growing city of some 200,000 people on the west coast of the peninsula. But, reports John Rowley from Malacca, the island is now up for sale and its future uncertain. ... more

Collapse of all wild fisheries predicted by 2050
All species of wild seafood currently fished are projected to collapse by the year 2050, according to a new four-year study by an international team of ecologists and economists. Collapse is defined as 90 per cent depletion. ... more

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