Tagged: Marine Biodiversity

IUU fishing threatens marine habitat and fish stock health through overfishing. (Credit: Carsten Fonsdal Mikkelsen/Flickr)

Assistance To Combat Wildlife Trafficking

The effort to combat wildlife trafficking is still in its infancy according to the House Committee on Appropriations’ Oversight Hearing on Assistance to Combat Wildlife Trafficking this week. Representatives from Department of State, Bureau...

Oceanic Whitetip Shark (Credit: Michael Aston/Flickr)

New Regs For Tuesday: Guns, Sharks, Fingerprints

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is considering new protections for certain sharks. (From the Hill/ by Tim Devaney) — The NMFS announced Monday it will review the endangerment status of the oceanic whitetip shark. This...

The UN General Assembly is in the process of developing an international, legally-binding treaty on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity. (Credit: Jim Maragos/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

17,000 Marine Species Unprotected

A new study says that more than 17,000 marine species worldwide remain largely unprotected, with the U.S. among the bottom in supporting formal marine protected areas (MPAs) that could safeguard marine biodiversity. (From Science...