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Tag: marine environment

Canada issues speed restriction at Gulf of St. Lawrence

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In an effort to protect North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the Canadian government announced the enforcement of the speed restriction, applying to vessels travelling in the western Gulf of St. Lawrence, between the Quebec north shore and just north of Prince Edward Island.

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New ballast water laws to protect Australian shores

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The international BWM treaty and Australian legislation, both entering into force today, introduce clear requirements for all vessels entering and moving in Australian waters that are designed to address damage of marine environment, said Lyn O’Connell, Head of biosecurity at the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.

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New global project to address biofouling

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A new global project aiming to help protect marine ecosystems from the negative effects of invasive aquatic species has been given the go-ahead for preparation, according to IMO. The GloFouling Partnerships project will focus on the implementation of the IMO Guidelines for the control and management of ships’ biofouling.

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Coastal Louisiana bears scars of oil and gas industry

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Under the Coastal Voices program, Oceana traveled to Louisiana, to examine the effects of the oil and gas industry on the Gulf’s coastal residents and marine environment. Oil refineries in the region are mere blocks from homes, and chronic oil spills and leaks mar the water flowing through coastal areas.

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Large ‘dead zone’ found in Gulf of Mexico

Previously the largest Gulf of Mexico dead zone was measured in 2002, encompassing 8,497 square miles. The average size of the dead zone over the past five years has been about 5,806 square miles, three times larger than the Gulf Hypoxia Task Force target of 1,900 square miles.

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