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5.30.16 - ABC News
Indonesian Navy Fires Shots, Seizes Chinese Fishing Boat

5.30.16 - Sci Dev Net
Fisheries Policies Urged to Prioritize Nutrition Goals

5.27.16 - Seafood Source News
"Groundbreaking" Limits Agreed Upon for Indian Ocean Skipjack Tuna

5.27.16 - The Guardian
Few Britons Have Ever Heard of Ocean Acidification

5.26.16 - Seafood Source News
The Paradox of Gulf Shrimp: Demand is High but Prices Stuck Near Record Lows


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The four 2016 Seafood Champion Award winners and 16 finalists were honored at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit, held 1-3 February 2015 in St. Julian's, Malta.

Who are the new Champs? Find out at SeafoodChampions.org >>


Louisiana Gulf Shrimp:
A #SeafoodSuccess

In July, 2015 a diverse set of seafood stakeholders from industry and conservation groups worked together to win a significant victory for shrimp in the Gulf of Mexico—the result means good financial and ecological news for the region. Watch our video to learn more >>

Louisiana Gulf Shrimp video



Eagle ray in seagrass. Credit: Renata Ferrari Legorreta/Marine Photobank

Credit: Renata Ferrari Legorreta/Marine Photobank

Seagrass habitats are up to 35x more effective than Amazonian rainforests in their carbon uptake and storage abilities. A single acre of seagrass may support as many as 40,000 fish, and 50 million small invertebrates like crabs, oysters, and mussels.

Learn more from The Ocean Foundation >>

Did You Know?

Seagrasses are flowering plants that grow in shallow waters along coasts, lagoons and estuaries. Seagrass meadows can be found along the coasts of every continent except for Antarctica and over a billion people live within 30 miles of a meadow. Seagrass meadows provide food and habitat for 70% of juvenile marine species such as shellfish, seahorses, manatees, and sea turtles. They provide protection from shoreline erosion, filter pollution from water, support tourism, food security, commercial and recreational fishing.

 

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