Blue Pulse: Marine Conservation Bulletin is a Bi-week electronic newsletter on science, management and policy relating to marine biodiversity. This newsletter provides a timely and multi-disciplinary updates on marine conservation to inform a vivid domestic debate.
Blue Pulse will soon publish a series of special thematic issues for 2020’s review.
The Antarctic ocean is gaining more weight in global nature conservation.
The IATTC fisheries management measures have been vetoed by a vote, resulting in an unprecedented unregulated fishery in these waters next year, which seems to strongly justify the criticism by UN Secretary-General Gutierrez that “mankind is waging war on nature”. The outputs of the UN Decade of Ocean Science programme will make a significant contribution to the achievement of marine conservation goals.
China published its first White Paper on Distant Water Fishing Compliance, and announced by the Tristan da Cunha government, 90 percent of the waters around the island chain will become a “no-take zone”.
This issue of Blue Pulse brings together relevant research in the areas of marine protected areas, fisheries management, fisheries subsidies, seafood traceability, climate change and ‘blue carbon’.