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Tag: marine environment

Santa Barbara program protecting air and marine life expanded

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In an initiative to cut air pollution and protect whales in the Santa Barbara Channel region, Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District and partners announced that the Vessel Speed Reduction voluntary incentive program will include for the first time the San Francisco Bay Area. This week, ships began to be enrolled in the program.

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Shipping companies recognized for protecting whales

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The International Fund for Animal Welfare urges shipping industry for more attention on the critical issues concerning marine mammals, like underwater noise pollution and ship strikes. IFAW also encourages industry to follow the example of these companies which have already taken speed restriction seriously with remarkable results, such as COSCO and MSC.

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Guidance to mitigate lost fishing gear launched

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On the occasion of the World Ocean Day, on June 8th, the Global Ghost Gear Initiative issued the second part of its study, entitled "Best Practices Framework for the Management of Fishing Gear", providing practical guidance to decrease the abundance and effects of ghost gear within the shipping industry.

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New guide advises on impact of shipping in marine environment

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The American P&I Club issued a guide, entitled "Protecting the Marine Environment", in order to heighten awareness of seafarers to the impact ships, seaborne cargoes, fuels, stores and people onboard can have upon the marine environment. The guide aims to advise them that what goes onboard the ship should also come off in an environmentally friendly way.

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