Ecological Meltdown in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland: Two Centuries of Change in a Coastal Marine Ecosystem

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] Ruth H. Thurstan and Callum M. Roberts (Environment Department, University of York) have published a good new article titled „Ecological Meltdown in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland: Two Centuries of Change in a Coastal Marine Ecosystem.“  The abstract to their article reads: The Firth of Clyde is a large inlet of the sea that … Continue reading

Coastal and Offshore Wind Energy Generation: Is It Environmentally Benign?

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] Jennifer C. Wilson, Mike Elliott, Nick D. Cutts (University of Hull ) and the co-authors listed in the citation have published a new paper analyzing the environmental benefits (and risks) associated with coastal and off-shore wind energy generation.  The abstract to this paper: Offshore and coastal wind power is one of the fastest growing … Continue reading

Participation and Sustainable Management of Coastal Lagoon Ecosystems: The Case of the Fosu Lagoon in Ghana

A Water and Marine Sustainability Month Feature Article [tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] Frederick A. Armah, David O. Yawson, Alex N.M. Pappoe  and Ernest K.A. Afrifa (University of Cape Coast) have published a paper titled “Participation and Sustainable Management of Coastal Lagoon Ecosystems: The Case of the Fosu Lagoon in Ghana.”  The abstract of this good analysis follows: Participation … Continue reading

Water and Marine Sustainability Month

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] In July we will focus on the sustainable use of water and marine resources, including: conservation, hydrological restoration, ground water, oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, aquifers and sustainable use of marine resources / sustainable fishing. Each week in July we will be reviewing, presenting and highlighting content in these areas, both with new content and existing … Continue reading

YOUR opinion needed: Public Consultation on Environmental Impact Assessment Directive

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com%5D Our readers are invited to voice their opinions on a public consultation on the Review of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive (Directive 85/337/EEC on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment, as amended) This Consultation is open to all EU citizens, stakeholders and organisations involved … Continue reading

Protecting Europe’s water resources: Water for life – LIFE for water

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com%5D The Directorate-General for the Environment of the European Commission has issued a publication addressing the challenges in protecting Europe’s water resources – ensuring their sustainable use, protection from pollution and waste, and continued availability in a changing climate.  The foreward to this publication, which summarises the activities of the LIFE programme in the water … Continue reading

A sea change for ocean management – A European strategy for marine and maritime research

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com%5D Reconciling maritime economic activities with preservation of marine ecosystems is one the major challenges of the European Union for the years to come. The new European strategy for Marine and Maritime Research adopted by the Commission in September 2008 is an essential pillar of the EU Maritime Policy. It will contribute to the preservation … Continue reading

Comparative Influence of Ocean Conditions on Yellowfin and Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Catch

Directed fishing effort for Atlantic bluefin tuna in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM), their primary spawning grounds in the western Atlantic, has been prohibited since the 1980s due to a precipitous decline of the spawning stock biomass. However, pelagic longlines targeted at other species, primarily yellowfin tuna and swordfish, continue to catch Atlantic bluefin tuna … Continue reading

News: EU Sustainable Fishing Policy Continues to Evolve (new opinions and an explanation of key aspects of the Common Fisheries Policy)

On 29th May 2010 the EU Official Journal published the EU Committee of Regions’ issued opinion on the Green Paper — reform of the common fisheries policy and a sustainable future for aquaculture.  In this Opinion, the Committee: —     agrees on the need to structure the decision-making process within the CFP, including delegating the regulation … Continue reading

Towards an Integrated Maritime Policy for better governance in the Mediterranean

The extensive public consultation that led to the adoption of the EU Integrated Maritime Policy in 2007 largely supported the concept that increased economic maritime activity and environmental protection can go hand in hand and develop a symbiotic relationship as long as proper governance and crosscutting mechanisms are in place. The Mediterranean is a prime … Continue reading

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