Dried shark fins in Sheung Wan District
 

WWF applauds Hong Kong Government for issuing shark fin and bluefin tuna internal ban

WWF-Hong Kong applauds the HKSAR Government for issuing a shark fin and bluefin tuna internal ban for their official dining, a bold step taken by the Government on the conservation of the 2 species. WWF hopes more people will support this action by choosing sustainable seafood, and encourages the Government to continue showing its support by improving trade transparency and extending relevant international conventions into Hong Kong.

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Fisherman harvesting farmed fish such as Groupers, Trouts, etc. Palawan, Philippines

Aquaculture as a solution to food and livelihood security in the Coral Triangle

The WWF Coral Triangle Programme recently came out with a discussion paper on how aquaculture, if managed well and responsibly, can provide clear solutions for food and livelihood security issues in the Coral Triangle region.

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A shop attendant dutifully inspects a holding tank of brightly-hued butterfly, angel and surgeonfish.

Saving Nemo: Transforming the marine aquarium industry

Due to the volatility of current capture, transport and shipping practices, about 80% of all marine fish die even before they are sold. Even more shocking is the fact that as much as 90% of those that are sold die within the first year. Only the hardiest – clownfish, damselfish, wrasses, gobies and blennies – or those lucky enough to be bought by elite hobbyists, survive.

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Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing is a major problem in the waters of the Pacific

WWF and the Association of Professional Observers call for measures against IUU fishing

WWF and the APO are calling on the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), for urgent measures to protect the health, safety, and welfare as well as promote the professionalism of at-sea observers assigned to fishing vessels as a way to reduce illegal, unregulated, and unreported (IUU) fishing.

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George and Chef Chris

Make a big impact with no impact: Learning to live more sustainably from a chef

Responsible sourcing of seafood is taking hold across Asia-Pacific--all the way to the kitchens of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). WWF’s Daryl Dano takes us behind the scenes to meet Executive Chef Chris Leaning and find out about his conversion as a sustainable seafood advocate.

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Lida Pet-Soede
VIEWPOINT - Lida Pet-Soede, Coral Triangle Programme Leader

The art of worrying about food and livelihood security

Against a backdrop of worrying statistics on livelihoods and seafood, Lida dishes out some useful advice to stay committed and optimistic as conservationists. And it all starts from getting away from your desk.

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Michael W. Ishak
EXPERT OPINION 

Michael W. Ishak, Save Bangka Island

A committed scuba diving instructor in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, has launched a national campaign to stop mining on the biodiverse island of Bangka. Backed by local communities, he is now planning to appeal to the President of Indonesia so that he sticks to commitments made at the Word Ocean Conference in 2009.

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Jose Ingles
REACTION - Jose Ingles, WWF Coral Triangle Strategy Leader

Back to basics: A closer look at fisheries education

Some bureaucrats and fisheries biologists in the Philippines show a shocking lack of understanding in fundamental principles of fisheries management, discovers WWF’s Jose Ingles. What can be done to improve such skills, to ensure that fisheries policies are robust enough to manage seafood resources responsibly?


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Lida Pet-Soede
ECOZINE BLOG - Lida Pet-Soede, Coral Triangle Programme Leader

Sticking my head in the Coral Triangle

As Head of the WWF Coral Triangle Programme, Dr Lida Pet-Soede finds herself sticking her head in the Coral Triangle a lot—oftentimes metaphorically, and once in a while, quite literally. Find out what she finds there, and what keeps her going.

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Events Publications Variety
7-10 November 2013

Slow Life Symposium
Soneva Kiri, Thailand
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19-22 November 2013

RPOA-IUU Coordination Meeting
Kota Kinabalu
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25-26 November 2013

Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
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Faunal breaks and species composition of Indo-Pacific corals: the role of plate tectonics, environment and habitat distribution
S. A. Keith, et. al.

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Living dangerously on borrowed time during slow, unrecognized regime shifts
Terry P. Hughes, et. al.

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Multiscale regime shifts and planetary boundaries
Terry P. Hughes, et. al.

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ADB's Executive Chef Chris Leaning on making "Sustainable Food"

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Fiji Albacore Tuna | MSC certified sustainable fishery

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CHANGE.ORG - Help Save Bangka Island!

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Luc Hoffmann Institute / SESYNC Postdoctoral Fellow Marine Socio-environmental Systems, two-year fellowship

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