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Australia’s ‘sickening’ threat to marine reserves undermines global protection

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David Suzuki has implored Australia to ‘wake up’ and face the interconnected issues of climate change and ocean health. Photograph: Scott Oates

Conservationist and 1,461 other scientists release statement describing Australia’s oceans as a ‘global asset’ that must be protected

September 26, 2017 — Growing global momentum to protect the world’s oceans from overfishing could be undermined by Australia, warns renowned conservationist David Suzuki and more than 1,461 other scientists. Continue reading Australia’s ‘sickening’ threat to marine reserves undermines global protection

Cuts to marine reserves would deliver ‘minuscule’ economic benefits

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Sharks feed at Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea. The Ocean Science Council of Australia is calling on the government to extend marine protections. Photograph: James Woodford for the Guardian

Analysis of government review shows destructive fishing practices would rise and very few fishers would benefit

October 30, 2016 — Proposals to allow increased fishing in Australian waters would generate minuscule economic benefits to only a handful of licence holders, according to a new analysis.  Continue reading Cuts to marine reserves would deliver ‘minuscule’ economic benefits