A total of 300 endangered sea turtles were found dead off the southern coast of Mexico on Tuesday, trapped in fishing nets, only a few days after more than 100 dead turtles were recovered in the southern state of Chiapas.
As part of its efforts to secure a sustainable marine environment for the years to come, the Government of Canada announced a $26.6 million in funding from the Oceans Protection Plan for research to help better understand noise pressures on marine mammals.
After spending more than three decades slaughtering whales in defiance of an international moratorium on commercial whaling, Japan is proposing a package of measures at an International Whaling Commission meeting next month that would effectively lift the global ban on for-profit whaling.
New Zealand’s High Court has quashed the EPA’s green light for Trans-Tasman Resources’ experimental seabed mining operation off Pātea, in Taranaki and environmentalists are celebrating as the country’s only known population of blue whale ‘has been granted a reprieve’.
Last week, Canada introduced new rules for whale watching and approaching marine mammals, which will provide a minimum approach distance of 100 metres for most whales, dolphins and porpoises to legally protect these animals from human disturbances.
The short film, produced by the Port of Vancouver, gives an insight into one of the key sustainability projects that the port has initiated in a bid to protect the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales that inhabit the waters off British Columbia.
In an exclusive interview with SAFETY4SEA, Mr. Gavin Allwright, Secretary of the International Windship Association (IWSA), mentions that industry has realized wind propulsion is a realistic choice for a more sustainable future and refers to the existing wind assisted marine projects. Although the viability of these installations is starting to be proved, there are still barriers for the industry to overcome with perception being on top of these
MaRITeC-X project will focus on marine and shipping research and innovation, aiming to set out the Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute in Cyprus. As Deputy Minister of Shipping Natasa Pilides said, this centre of excellence can provide many economic and social benefits to Cyprus and can also promote the country’s energy plans.
In a bid to protect the Great Barrier Reef and the tens of thousands of jobs that rely on the Reef, Australia’s Palaszczuk Government has announced a new policy prohibiting the transshipping within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
Innovative technology will be developed in Hamburg to enable large and very large container ships to switch off their auxiliary diesel supplies during lay time and draw the power for on-board operations from a mobile generator. Namely, Becker Marine Systems, Hapag-Lloyd AG and Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG have been testing the new technology as part of a joint pilot project.
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