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Four million acres in southern Argentina declared Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.

Singapore's southern Sisters' Islands, and the waters around them, will be the site of the country's first marine park.

Gentoo penguin numbers actually increasing

Orbital changes alone not enough to explain sudden switch to longer ice age intervals.

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In excess of 1.3 million square kilometres, new park will be world’s largest

The volume of shark fin products imported into Hong Kong in 2013 has dropped by 35% says WWF. Exports of processed shark fins out of Hong Kong has also decreased dramatically

Over the next five years NOAA will study potential disturbances to white sharks due to research and tourism in Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary

Fishery managers will urge Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation voting board members to take more steps that allow divers to kill lionfish

PRESS RELEASE -- This guidance for divers in England is issued by the following agencies as a joint statement: BSAC, GUE, PADI, PSAI, SSI, SAA and TDI / SDI.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) have filed charges against four men linked to the illegal feeding of sharks and fish within state waters.

Vancouver Aquarium president asserts radioactive isotope levels remain low

Both Norway and Canada insist seal-hunting methods are humane

Vast patch of mid-Atlantic renowned for unique floating seaweeds and rich biodiversity

New legislation gives full protection to manta rays in all Indonesian waters effectively creating the world’s largest protected area for these migratory animals

Crude oil chemicals can disrupt heart function in the fish.

President Tommy E. Remengesau, Jr. closes water to commercial fishing

Alabama’s primeval underwater cypress forest is one step closer to being protected from exploitation.

A chemical used to manufacture many soaps, shampoos and other products, is killing young coral reefs at concentrations commonly found in the environment.

A tiny minnow that lives only in Oregon backwaters is the first fish ever taken off U.S. Endangered Species Act protection because it is no longer threatened with extinction.

On Wednesday, December 11, 2013 the Haitian government published the creation of Haiti’s second Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the official journal, *Le Moniteur*.

A new study has found that one-quarter of all known species of sharks and rays are threatened with extinction.

Project AWARE, ocean conservation charity, PADI, Rosemary E Lunn, X-Ray Magazine

The Project AWARE Foundation tackles specific global objectives for ocean protection.

While the EU ban on discarding by-catch is a little step in the right direction it does not prevent the destructive fishing methods in the first place.

The decision to ban shark finning has been hailed as "a great victory" by the Green Party.

Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed new rules banning scuba spearfishing in waters of West Hawaii.

Local reefs stripped bare due to illegal harvesting

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