Krill fishers partner with Greenpeace to protect Antarctic wildlife

July 10, 2018 by  
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An unlikely alliance has formed between krill fishing companies and environmental protection groups over a common cause: protecting the Antarctic Ocean and its marine life. Greenpeace is teaming with members of the Association for Responsible Krill Harvesting (ARK) to ensure wildlife sustainability of the southern ice cap. The agreement was announced during the Greenpeace Antarctic 360° event in Cambridge. The individual fishing companies honoring the agreement are all ARK members, representing 85 percent of the Antarctic krill harvesting industry. Related: The world’s largest wildlife sanctuary proposed for Antarctica Under the pact, the fisherman will honor “buffer zones” in known penguin breeding grounds in order to protect the wildlife. In addition, major portions of the Antarctic Peninsula will be out-of-bounds for the ARK membership. The partnership will also see ARK support scientific endeavors to study the area’s natural inhabitants. Working with scientists and environmental organizations, the groups will end fishing operations in environmentally sensitive areas, permanently closing these locations to fishing in 2020. The prohibition is part of a plan to create permanent protection zones throughout the Antarctic and reduce the potential for wildlife damage . The movement to protect Antarctic wildlife has grown in popularity in the last decade. According to Greenpeace, more than 1.7 million people worldwide have signed the organization’s petition to create stricter protections and maintain wildlife conservation in the southernmost waters. Krill is an important part of the Antarctic ecosystem . The shrimp-like crustacean is a food source for many of the South Pole’s animals, including whales, penguins and seals. By creating the wide protection zones, both Greenpeace and ARK hope to ensure long-term sustainability for animals. “Through our commitment we are showing that it is possible for no-fish zones and sustainable fisheries to co-exist,” Kristine Hartmann, executive vice president at krill fishing company Aker BioMarine, said in a statement. “We are positive that ARK’S commitment will help ensure krill as a sustainable and stable source of healthy omega-3s for the future.” The ARK-Greenpeace partnership is one part of a global plan to help preserve marine life. The multi-nation Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources will meet in October to decide on sanctuary status for parts of the ocean. + Greenpeace Via  The Guardian Image of krill via Uwe Kils

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INFOGRAPHIC: A Look at Earth’s Oceans, and How We Can Help to Keep Them Healthy

July 28, 2014 by  
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Did you know that our tears have the same percentage of salt as seawater? Or that 90% of the ocean is yet unmapped, and would take 125 years to explore? Most people aren’t aware of just how vital our oceans are, or that untold damage has been done to them over the past half-century. In the last decade alone, 600,000 barrels of oil have been accidentally spilled from various ships per year , and the cumulative damage being done to ocean ecosystems from spills, garbage dumping , and chemical waste water is downright horrifying. This infographic offers both a sobering look at the damage humans have done to these waters , and advice on how each and every one of us can do our part to set things right, for all life on Earth. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: A Look at Earth’s Oceans, and How We Can Help to Keep Them Healthy Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Avoca , Earth’s oceans , keep oceans healthy , ocean , ocean health , Ocean Oil Spill , Ocean Plastic , ocean pollution , oceans , oil spill , oil spills , plastic , plastic free , plastics , SEA , SEAS , sustainable fishing , water health , water pollution

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System D’s Compact Ozone Generator Makes Dirty Water Sparkle Using Zero Chlorine

July 28, 2014 by  
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System D has designed a compact ozone generator that can provide clean sterilized water anywhere. At the heart of this system is an electric powered “corona discharge” ozone generator that converts oxygen in the air (O2) to ozone (O3). The air is then injected into water. Ozone is a powerful oxidizer, way more powerful than chlorine. In the water it oxidizes metals, kills bacteria, and eats up just about any organics there are. Murky polluted water can be totally cleaned up and sterilized in a jiffy. We designed the O3 system to be reliable, inexpensive, long lasting and efficient. Our primary objective was to make this available to developing countries where children do not have clean water, opting for mass production, effectiveness and reliability. The O3 System kickstarter launches tomorrow – be sure to check it out. + O3 System The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: clean tech , Crowdfunding , dirty water , green tech , O3 Ozone cleaning , O3 System , ozone water purification , polluted water , purifying water without chlorine , reader submitted content , System D , water issues , water purification

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Devastating Cost of By-Catch in U.S. Fisheries

March 25, 2014 by  
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Did you know that some fisheries throw back almost 63% of the sea life that is hauled onto boats? A recent Oceana report reveals the horrifying cost of by-catch in nine of the dirtiest fisheries in the US, and the organization also launched an accompanying infographic that details the most devastating fishing techniques and the species at risk – including sea turtles, dolphins, and whales. The infographic also offers solutions to reduce by-catch and preserve the world’s oceans – check it out after the jump! Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: The Devastating Cost of By-Catch in U.S. Fisheries Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: by-catch , bycatch , dirtiest us fisheries , environmental destruction , environmental issues , fishery , infographic , ocean life , Oceana , oceans , sea life , sustainable fishing , water issues        

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McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish Sandwiches To Carry ‘Sustainable’ Labeling in US Restaurants

January 25, 2013 by  
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McDonald’s has announced that it will be the first national restaurant chain in the US to carry products bearing the blue label certificate awarded to seafood products that meet the Marine Stewardship Council standards on sustainable fishing . Starting next month, McDonald’s will pay annual fees and royalties to the Marine Stewardship Council’s ecolabel for their Filet-O-Fish sandwiches. However, it’s really rather questionable as to whether anything from McDonald’s can truly claim to be sustainable. Read the rest of McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish Sandwiches To Carry ‘Sustainable’ Labeling in US Restaurants Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: endangered fish , fish ecolabel , Marine Stewardship Council , McDonald’s Alaskan Pollock , McDonald’s overfishing , McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish , McDonald’s Fish , New Zealand Hoki , red-rated fish , sustainable fisheries , sustainable fishing , sustainable food

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