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Seafood Champion Award Finalists Unveiled at the 5th Edition of Seafood Expo Asia

Wanchai, Hong Kong (3 September 2014) – The finalists for the Seafood Champion Awards were announced this morning at the fifth edition of Seafood Expo Asia in Hong Kong. Following specific criteria, judges of this acclaimed award selected sixteen finalists in four categories: Leadership, Innovation, Vision and Advocacy. The winners will be unveiled at an awards ceremony during the 11th SeaWeb Seafood Summit, which will be held 9-11 February 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

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2015 Seafood Champion Award Finalists

The judges have reviewed the nominations and finalists in the Seafood Champion Awards will be announced on September 3, 2014 at Seafood Expo Asia in Hong Kong! Make sure to check the Seafood Champions website then to find out who the finalist were.

To get breaking news about Seafood Champions, video interviews, and winners’ profiles, follow @SeaWeb_org on Twitter, hashtag #seafoodchampions. And don’t forget to sign up to receive the latest news about the SeaWeb Seafood Summit at www.seafoodsummit.org.

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SeaWeb President Dawn Martin on Our Ocean 2014

June 20, 2014—SeaWeb President Dawn Martin shares her perspective on the state of the ocean after participating in the US Department of State's "Our Ocean 2014" conference on June 16–17, 2014, hosted by John Kerry.

There is a huge change afoot for the ocean. The tide is turning—and for once, this overused pun is truly appropriate for the action that we are now seeing on ocean issues across the globe.  

In 1990, when I began working on ocean conservation, less than one-half of one percent of the resources spent on the environment in the US were aimed at the ocean. Today, we are witnessing an explosion of positive activity and focus on the ocean.

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Fish swim by an afflicted coral

The coral pictured here suffers from white-band disease. First identified in 1977 when it struck a reef in the Caribbean, this lethal coral disease primarily targets Elkhorn and Staghorn species.

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European Union Moves to Close Shark Finning Loopholes

The European Parliament voted to close loopholes which had permitted some forms of shark finning to occur. The EU had previously banned shark finning but special permits allowed some finning to continue. Parliament’s vote, with almost 90% in favor, closes loopholes in the existing law and ends special permits. The details of implementation will now be considered by EU ministers.

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