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About the Zoological Society of London symposium on mangroves in London

Dear All,

Last week at the Zoological Society of London symposium on mangroves in London, I spoke out strongly against shrimp certification. Two persons asked me why MAP was not supporting the notion of certification of “sustainable” shrimp. I argued that existing certification schemes are based on faulty standards, one of which was the notion that cleared mangroves for new shrimp farms could be mitigated against via ill-designed mangrove plantings that are bound to fail. I also emphasized the GAA and ASC are creating food insecurity in the South by exporting 90% of a luxury export product to wealthier nations in the North.

I think many people at this special mangrove symposium heard me! It will be good to have them on our side!

Please check out the link to our newest video for our Marvelous Mangrove Curriculum!
http://mangroveactionproject.org/mangrove_curriculum/
Ciao,

Alfredo Quarto,
Executive Director
Mangrove Action Project (MAP)
PO Box 1854
Port Angeles, WA 98362-0279 USA
mangroveap@olympus.net
tel. (360) 452-5866
www.mangroveactionproject.org

Check Out MAP’s Question Your Shrimp Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KVJbUHGAQg

Help Mangrove Action Project work at the roots of the sea!

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Remote Sensing Specialists!

Attention Remote Sensing Specialists!

You are invited to participate in our session at EGU 2015 (Vienna)

EGU, Vienna, 12 – 17 April 2015
NH9.20: Application of remote sensing in natural hazard studies. http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2015/session/18829

Conveners: Matthew Blackett (Coventry University); Peter Webley (University of Alaska Fairbanks); Robert Wright (Hawai’i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology); Charley Hill-Butler (Coventry University and Hawai’i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology).

The deadline for normal abstracts is 7 January 2015.

Students and early career researchers may be eligible for financial support from the EGU (deadlines for abstract submission for this is 28 November 2014 (see: http://www.egu2015.eu/support_and_distinction.html).

Session abstract: Remote sensing has many fundamental applications in the field of natural hazard studies. It has a number of advantages over traditional fieldwork expeditions including safety, the provision a synoptic view of the whole region of interest, often the availability of data extending back several years and, in many cases, cost savings. Its applications have moved on significantly in recent years with new, more powerful sensors, and finely tuned detection algorithms, now available. This session will provide a forum for the dissemination of research into using such advanced sensors and algorithms for application to all types of natural hazard. The research presented might focus on the observation of possible precursory events and evaluation of potential predictive capabilities, on the determination of vulnerable areas, on the monitoring of the event during its occurrence or on the assessment of damage post-event. An additional application which has shown great utility in recent years has been the use of remotely detected data for decision support and overall emergency management. Of these possible research themes, the use of different types of remote sensing (e.g. thermal, visual, radar, laser) might be considered, with an evaluation of their respective pros and cons. Suggestions for future sensor consideration, algorithm development and emergency management agency buy-in might also be made based on empirical evidence presented.

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China’s shrimp exports tighten in first three quarters

China’s shrimp exports tighten in first three quarters
By Mark Godfrey, SeafoodSource contributing editor reporting from Beijing, China

Published on 12 November, 2014

China
China’s shipments of shrimp continue to tighten in volume and increase in value terms. That’s suggested by data for exports from China’s shrimp capital, Zhanjiang, the southerly port city which is home to shrimp processing giants like Guolian and Zhanjiang Evergreen Aquatic.

Shrimp exports from Zhanjiang totaled USD 530 million (EUR 424.7 million) for the first nine months, up a massive 135 percent year on year in value terms while tilapia shipments rose 26.7 percent to USD 163 million (EUR 130.6 million) in the same period. Shipments of cooked crab from Zhanjiang rose 250 percent year on year. Shrimp account for almost 70 percent of the city’s overall seafood exports, which rose only 2.1 percent in volume terms in the first three quarters to 888,000 metric tons (MT). In value terms overall seafood imports were worth USD 790 million (EUR 633 million), up 15.8 percent year on year. The figures come from customs data published this week in a daily newspaper in the city, which is also home to China’s largest shrimp wholesale market.

The United States continues to be the key market for Zhanjiang, taking 43 percent of volume and 38 percent of the city’s exports in value terms: that’s worth USD 274 million (EUR 219.6 million) on 38,300 MT, up 32 percent and 16.3 percent year on year. Meanwhile, shipments to emerging and Arab markets continue to grow at a very strong pace. Zhanjiang’s shipments to the Middle East (according to the city branch of China’s customs and quarantine agency General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine [AQSIQ]) rose 198 percent to 1,196 MT and 290 percent in value terms to USD 8.7 million (EUR 7 million).

Improved marketing and a renewed emphasis on value-added product is boosting export earnings in Zhanjiang and another of China’s key aquaculture belts. The southerly squid processing hub of Quanzhou (which is also emerging as a seafood canning center) shipped 47,000 MT worth USD 169 million (EUR 135.5 million) in the first three quarters of this year — up 43 percent and 39.5 percent respectively.

The growth was credited to fast-growing consumer markets in nearby Southeast Asia in a statement from the local AQSIQ office which pointed to the strength of shipments to Indonesia and the Philippines which were worth a combined USD 68.6 million (EUR 55 million), up 92.5 percent year on year. Indonesian officials frequently complain in public of the inability of domestic seafood processors to compete with product from China, where scale allows processors to ship goods cheaper.

Quanzhou’s exports to both Vietnam and Africa at USD 16.4 million (EUR 13.1 million) and USD 10.8 million (EUR 8.7 million) while shipments to Korea were up 98 percent year on year. The AQSIQ credited what it terms “high value added” processed and packaged squid products for a growth in exports of squid (9,776 MT at USD 67 million [EUR 53.7 million]). A growing canning sector (1,818 MT at USD 5.2 million [EUR 4.2 million]) has increased almost twofold.

“Better management and traceability systems” in local companies will help drive future earnings growth in the local seafood processing sector, the local AQSIQ office stated in comments this week to Quanzhou WanBao, the local evening newspaper.

Alfredo Quarto,
Executive Director
Mangrove Action Project (MAP)
PO Box 1854
Port Angeles, WA 98362-0279 USA
mangroveap@olympus.net
tel. (360) 452-5866
www.mangroveactionproject.org

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Algas invaden playa del Caribe , Aún investigan por qué pasó 18 de septiembre de 2014

Algas invaden playa del Caribe

Aún investigan por qué pasó
18 de septiembre de 2014 06:13 pm | Foto: EFE / Mauricio Dueñas Castañeda
Agencia EFE | San Andrés
Una invasión de algas que llegó hasta las costas de la isla colombiana de San Andrés, en el mar Caribe, tiñó hoy sus playas de color marrón y ha levantado las suspicacias de los habitantes y turistas de ese archipiélago.

La zona afectada ocupa la parte central de San Andrés y los expertos de la Corporación para el Desarrollo Sostenible del Archipiélago de San Andrés, Providencia y Santa Catalina (Coralina) están investigando el origen y las posibles consecuencias que puede tener para la población y la fauna.

Leer mas: Algas tóxicas invaden a la Florida, http://www.indicepr.com/noticias/2014/09/17/news/28024/algas-toxicas-amenazan-a-la-florida/

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Ecosystems and Management (MEAM), Vol. 8, No. 1

Ecosystems and Management (MEAM), Vol. 8, No. 1

Dear MEAM subscriber:

The electronic version of Marine Ecosystems and Management (MEAM), Vol. 8, No. 1, is attached as a PDF file and appears below in plain text.  If you have trouble viewing the PDF file, it is also available at www.MEAM.net/MEAM38.pdf .

Sincerely,

John B. Davis, Editor
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MEAM, Vol. 8, No. 1 (October – November 2014)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Payment for ecosystem services: An idea whose time has come for marine resource management?

Tundi’s Take: Payments for ecosystem services should be done in tandem with ocean zoning

New guide and website walk readers through the how-to of evaluating marine spatial plans

Notes & news: MSP survey – Integration in MSP – Fisheries and climate change – Balancing food security and conservation
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* OpenChannels.org passes 50,000-user mark in two years *

Dear reader,

MEAM’s affiliated website OpenChannels.org, which provides an array of information services on ocean planning and management, has reached a major milestone.  Fifty thousand individuals have now used the site in the two years since its launch in August 2012.  That figure is five times higher than we anticipated the site would reach.  The surprising usage rate is a testament both to the usefulness of OpenChannels and the number of people worldwide who are now engaged in ocean planning and management.

As we mark this milestone, here are some other fun figures on OpenChannels:

Top 5 countries by number of users:
–  US (21,443 users)
–  United Kingdom (4283)
–  Canada (2762)
–  Australia (2144)
–  India (1014)

Content overview of OpenChannels:
–  3187 literature items, 860 news items, 112 blog posts, 57 archived webinars, 16 ‘Office Hour’ chat events, 214 videos, 806 Twitter followers, and 1010 subscribers to the OpenChannels Weekly Update

Most popular live event on OpenChannels:
–  Callum Roberts/Ray Hilborn debate on large no-take areas (October 2013): 3828 unique viewers

If you haven’t already visited OpenChannels, come join us: www.openchannels.org.  We’re excited to serve the next 50 thousand users.

John B. Davis
MEAM Editor / OpenChannels Supervisor

OpenChannels is funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

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XVI CONGRESO LATINOAMERICANO DE CIENCIAS DEL MAR – COLACMAR y XVI SEMINARIO NACIONAL DE CIENCIAS Y TECNOLOGÍAS DEL MAR DEL 18 AL 22 DE OCTUBRE 2015

XVI CONGRESO LATINOAMERICANO DE CIENCIAS DEL MAR – COLACMAR y XVI SEMINARIO NACIONAL DE CIENCIAS Y TECNOLOGÍAS DEL MAR DEL 18 AL 22 DE OCTUBRE 2015

COLACMAR 2015

XVI Colacmar y XVI Senalmar, Santa Marta 2015

Santa Marta

octubre 18, 2015 – octubre 22, 2015

la historia de los seminarios nacionales de “Ciencias y Tecnologías del Mar en Colombia”, desde su inicio en el año 1969 con un pre-seminario en la ciudad de Cartagena de Indias, hasta su versión XV, realizada en la ciudad de Cartagena en el año 2013. El trabajo incluye una compilación de información sobre las ciudades en donde se han realizado los eventos, los años, las estadísticas sobre número de participantes profesionales, extranjeros y estudiantes, las entidades patrocinadoras, así como número y tipo de ponencias presentadas en diferentes áreas de conocimiento de las ciencias del mar.

ABIERTAS INSCRIPCIONES AL XVI COLACMAR Y XVI SENALMAR

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Enviado: 2014-09-30 Mas…

Senalmar y Colacmar vuelve a Colombia

XVI CONGRESO LATINOAMERICANO DE CIENCIAS DEL MAR – COLACMAR y XVI SEMINARIO NACIONAL DE CIENCIAS Y TECNOLOGÍAS DEL MAR DEL18 AL 22 DE OCTUBRE 2015
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