Sweeping Kagoshima’s waters

Aboard the Kinko In Kagoshima, Japan, an organisation is taking a proactive approach to floating ocean pollution, ‘sweeping’ the local port five days a week. The Kagoshima Seikoukai Marine Group is a membership

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Pacific faces new battle: plastic addiction

It’s a familiar story. While Pacific negotiators recently emerged disappointed but resolute over the result of the climate change negotiations in Dubai, they are also engaged on a new front; a treaty to govern the

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OTEC: Challenging the status quo

The proponents of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) are hoping that the technology will finally get a foothold in the Pacific, following their recent mission to Fiji. A Regional Energy and Transport Ministers’

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Japan says seawater radioactivity below limits near Fukushima

Seawater samples taken following the release of wastewater from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant showed radioactivity levels well within safe limits, operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Tepco) said. The

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International talks end without go-ahead for deep-sea mining

An international meeting in Jamaica to negotiate rules over deep-sea mining has ended with no green light to start industrial-scale mining and with an 11th-hour agreement to hold formal discussions next year on the

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The future of Pacific ocean science

The Pacific can learn from the Indian Ocean when it comes to ocean science. Last week’s UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon devoted a full day to the role of the scientific community. Strong engagement of stakeholders

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Bleaching distress signal

Recently we heard that widespread coral bleaching has occurred on the Great Barrier Reef off Queensland for the fourth time in seven years. Scientists say the frequency of these bleaching events mean there’s

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Oceans vision laid out at oceans meeting

What kind of ocean would we like to pass to our future generations? What would it take to do so? Are we doing enough? This was the challenge raised by Pacific Ocean Commissioner and Pacific Islands Forum Secretary

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Dialogue is key in Fiji seascape management

Dialogue is key to ensuring the durability and sustainability of marine conservation parks, was the consensus of a panel of experts at the second day of the Fiji Seascape Symposium. Providing space for civic actors to

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No “Ocean Super-Year” without marine regions

This new decade starts at a critical moment for the future of the ocean. There is strong agreement among experts that decisions taken in the next ten years will be critical for the future of the ocean. The current

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