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Recreational Discard of Cod in the Gulf of Maine May be Depleting Stocks

Research in the Journal of Marine Science estimates that “the recreational contribution to the total catch of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) in the Gulf of Maine (GOM) has increased with recreational discards outnumbering recreational landings by 2:1. However, the discard mortality (DM) rate of cod released in the recreational fishery remains poorly understood, thus contributing to the uncertainty in stock

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Continued Oxygen Depletion Creates More Ocean Dead Zones

Ocean “dead zones” — regions of the sea where oxygen is severely or entirely depleted and most forms of life can’t survive — are becoming more numerous, and scientists warn that they will continue to increase unless we curb the factors driving global climate change, which is fueling this alarming shift in ocean chemistry. Even outside these near-lifeless ocean regions, rising

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Merchant Ships Receive Coverage of Philippine Basketball

Coverage of Philippine Basketball Association (BPA) games is now streaming to merchant ships via a partnership between KVH Industries Inc. and Pilipinas Global Network Limited. Coverage available through KVH includes the 43rd and 44th PBA seasons, which began with the Philippine Cup Dec. 17. The PBA games will be delivered via satellite to vessels subscribed to KVH’s SPORTSlink and IP-MobileCast content delivery service. Additionally,

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Meta Analysis of Papers Classifying Deep Sea Life Shows We Know Very Little

In a review published in the journal Molecular Ecology, scientists from the Department of Zoology at Oxford University examined all knowledge published to date of deep sea invertebrates. Their paper highlights the disparity between our basic knowledge of the ecology of deep sea animals and the growing impact of humans on the deep ocean. Over the last 30 years there have

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Canadian Coast Guard Gets Supply Deals for Icebreaking and Services

The Government of Canada is taking steps to increase its capability to deliver critical services on Canada’s waterways. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) and the Canadian Coast Guard have concluded two supply arrangements (SAs) for additional marine services such as icebreaking and aids to navigation. Starting this winter, the Coast Guard will be able to provide taskings under the SAs to available private

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Port of Corpus Christi to Construct New Yard For Wind Turbine Parts

The Port Corpus Christi Commission on Dec. 12, 2017 approved a contract for construction of an additional 25-acre laydown yard for storage of wind turbine components and other breakbulk cargo. The Port of Corpus Christi handled 2,603 pieces of wind turbine cargo in 2015, 2,875 pieces in 2016 and was expected to surpass 3,000 wind turbine components handled in 2017.

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