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An international process to inform high-seas conservation and management is at a critical juncture, according to a study in Marine Policy supported by the Lenfest Ocean Program. Experts have assembled detailed information on 172 “ecologically or biologically significant areas” (EBSAs), but policy disagreements have delayed further consideration. The authors recommend that nations find a way to convey public support for this valuable information and make it easier to access and update.

February, 2014

Shamblin BM, Bolten AB, Abreu-Grobois FA, Bjorndal KA, Cardona L, et al. (2014) Geographic Patterns of Genetic Variation in a Broadly Distributed Marine Vertebrate: New Insights into Loggerhead Turtle Stock Structure from Expanded Mitochondrial DNA Sequences. PLoS ONE 9(1): e85956. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0085956

January, 2014

Roe JH et al. 2014 Predicting bycatch hotspots for endangered leatherback turtles on longlines in the Pacific Ocean. Proc. R. Soc. B 281: 20132559. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2013.2559

January, 2014

Dunn, D. C., Ardron, J., Bax, N., Bernal, P., Cleary, J., Cresswell, I., Donnelly, B., Dunstan, P., Gjerde, K., Johnson, D., Kaschner, K., Lascelles, B., Rice, J., von Nordheim, H., Wood, L., Halpin, P. 2014. The Convention on Biological Diversity’s Ecologically or Biologically Significant Areas: Origins, development, and current status. Marine Policy. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2013.12.002

January, 2014

RESUMEN CIENTIFICO de un nuevo estudio en la revista Marine Policy (Políticas Marinas): La pesquería peruana de anchoveta es la pesquería más grande del mundo basada en una sola especie y provee un tercio de la harina de pescado del planeta. Pero un estudio económico reciéntemente publicado muestra que el consumo de pescados y mariscos en Perú– incluyendo a la anchoveta y otras especies – genera más del doble de los ingresos domésticos y tres veces el empleo que la producción de harina y aceite de pescado.

November, 2013

RESEARCH SUMMARY of a November 2013 paper in the journal Marine Policy: Peruvian anchovy is the largest single-species fishery in the world, and it supplies one-third of the world’s fishmeal. But a new economic study published in the journal Marine Policy shows that human consumption of seafood in Peru—including anchovies and all other fish species—generates more than twice the domestic revenue and three times the jobs as the production of fishmeal and fish oil.

November, 2013

INFOGRAPHIC: Showing the flow of revenue in the Peruvian fisheries sector, from a November 2013 study in the journal Marine Policy.

November, 2013