Russia will re-apply for its Arctic continental shelf expansion to a new UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) this summer (2017), Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Sergei Donskoi told RIA Novosti.Add a comment
With global leaders heading to the United Nations or a major conference in June on the protection and sustainable use of the planet’s oceans, the UN has announced that the inaugural World Ocean Festival will kick off the week-long event, with activists and enthusiasts taking to the streets – and waterways – of New York City to raise their voices to reverse the declining health of our oceans.Add a comment
The General Land Office (GLO) of Texas has completed the Texas Coastal Resiliency Master Plan, the first inclusive coastal plan for the state with the 6th longest coastline in the United States. To review the executive summary, master plan and technical report, visit the GLO's Hurricane Preparedness & Planning webpage.
The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Heike Deggim briefed the audience on the latest IMO regulations. She drew attention to the global 0.50% sulphur limit from 2020 as a key item on IMO’s environmental agenda.Add a comment
The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) is proposing to amend its Initial Funded Priorities List (FPL) to make the State of Louisiana the direct recipient of the full funding amount previously approved for the Lowermost Mississippi River Management Program.Add a comment
On 30 March 2017, U.S. Department of the Interior announced the downlisting of the West Indian manatee from endangered to threatened. Notable increases in manatee populations and improvements in its habitat allowed the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to change the species’ status under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
Nineteen quarantine, biosecurity and aquaculture officers from across the Pacific are in Noumea, New Caledonia in an effort to strengthen aquatic biosecurity in their respective Pacific Island countries and territories.Add a comment
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke addressed the Trump Administration’s offshore energy policy goals while speaking at the annual meeting of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) in Washington, D.C. on April 6, signaling that the administration wants to increase offshore drilling in places where the Obama Administration moved to restrict access.Add a comment
BOEM has released a new report titled Socio-Economic Impact of Outer Continental Shelf Wind Energy Development on Fisheries in the U.S. Atlantic.
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