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SeaWeb Ocean Update August 11, 2005 10:01 AM

SeaWeb Ocean Update

August 2005 / Vol. 10 No. 7

This month's stories:

Greenhouse Gases Causing Ocean To Turn More Acidic, Says Royal Society
Increasing emissions of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere are making the global ocean more acidic, with potentially catastrophic and irreversible consequences for marine life.

Did Bottom Trawling Help Cause Collapse of Alaska King Crab?
In the early 1980s, the king crab population in Alaska's Bristol Bay plummeted precipitously.

Pacific Council Adopts Expansive Marine Habitat Protection Measures; Environmentalists Applaud
The Pacific Fishery Management Council adopted expansive closures to commercial bottom trawl fishing at a meeting in June.

Scientists Review History, Trends of World Fisheries
Many lay people believe that widespread "pollution" endangers ocean life, perhaps a lingering impact of books such as "The Sea Around Us," and the pronouncements of Jacques Cousteau

Environmentalists Challenge Proposed Fishery "Rollbacks"
Environmentalists have strongly challenged a series of proposals by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to change elements of the standards laid down for fisheries management under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.

The entire issue can be viewed here.


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