As summer approaches and the water finally gets warm enough to swim in again, now is a good time to remind yourself how to avoid getting stung by a stingray. Check out this post to find out the best way to avoid a sting and what to do if you do get stung.
The United Nations recently published its first plan for managing deep sea mining. Following a technical study by the UN’s International Seabed Authority (ISA), deep sea mining is becoming a more realistic possibility and companies could start applying for licenses by 2016. Now, the ISA has to ensure that the mining benefits will reach beyond just the companies themselves.
A new study argues that because fisheries are not isolated, we need to develop a better way to manage them. The authors of the study suggest that in order for fisheries policies to be effective, they must take into account not only fish stocks and environmental issues, but also research data on fish trade, markets and user consumption.
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