Success for discards trial
The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has released the results of UK discard trials which show that discards have been virtually eliminated in some species.
Faroe Islands call on the EU to drop threats
Jacob Vestergaard, Faroese Minister of Fisheries, has written to EU Commissioner Maria Damanaki, urging her to drop the threat of sanctions against the Faroes regarding the Atlanto-Scandian herring stock.
Study of oceans' past raises worries about their future
(McGill University) A McGill-led international research team has completed the first global study of changes that occurred in the nitrogen cycle, at the end of the last ice age. Their study confirm that oceans are good at balancing the nitrogen cycle on a global scale. But the data also shows that it is a slow process that may take many centuries, raising worries about the effects of current changes in the ocean.