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OceanCare News

Peru Bans Dolphin Killing Harpoon and Landing of Shark Fins

Wädenswil, Switzerland/St. Augustine, USA/Lima, Peru, December 19th, 2016. The Peruvian Ministry of Production has banned the notorious harpoons used in the artisanal longline fishery to kill dolphins for shark bait. Video evidence of the use of these harpoons was...

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Online petition against the construction of a shark aquarium

There are plans to construct a shark adventure aquarium in Sinsheim, a town in south-western Germany. The operating company has already applied for a building permit and plans to open the aquarium in 2017. OceanCare calls on the mayor and the city council of Sinsheim...

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Success: Air guns get a blow in EU waters!

While some EU Member States already had imposed that environmental impact assessments (EIAs) need to be undertaken prior to the employment of seismic air guns, other EU Member States had not done so. Seismic air guns are being used for surveys looking for hydrocarbon...

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CMS and OceanCare Sign Partnership Agreement

Bonn, 10 November 2016 – CMS and OceanCare signed a Partnership Agreement today to formalize their cooperation to better conserve aquatic and marine migratory species. CMS Executive Secretary, Bradnee Chambers, and OceanCare President, Sigrid Lüber, signed the...

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„Scientific whaling“ comes under scrutiny

Portorož/Wädenswil, 27 October 2016. On the penultimate day of the 66th conference of parties of the International Whaling Commission (IWC), a majority of member states adopted the proposal by Australia and New Zealand to implement a new procedure for assessing...

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