• Mozambique and Madagascar to strengthen maritime cooperation

    Mozambique and Madagascar to strengthen maritime cooperation

    • 10th May 2018

    Mozambique’s Sea, Inland Waters and Fisheries Minister Agostinho Mondlane and his Madagasy counterpart Gilbert François have expressed interest to sign a pact to combat illegal tuna fishing in the maritime waters that separate the two countries. Mondlane told journalists on Tuesday night that Mozambique and Madagascar are planning to sign a memorandum of understanding, “with

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  • Clean seas campaign launched on Spanish coast after sperm whale beached full of plastic

    Clean seas campaign launched on Spanish coast after sperm whale beached full of plastic

    • 4th May 2018

    Regional authorities in Murcia have launched a campaign to rid the Spanish coast of plastic waste after it emerged a sperm whale found dead on the beach had died from plastic poisoning. The young male sperm whale which measured ten meters in length washed up on a beach in Cabo de Palos, Murcia in southern

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  • Portugal reaches 100pc renewable energy target

    Portugal reaches 100pc renewable energy target

    • 4th May 2018

    Environmental groups have welcomed a major milestone after years of investment in Portugal’s energy sector has seen the nation delivering more renewable energy than it has used According to the Portuguese electricity network operator, the renewable energy produced in March was 4,812 GWh and this was more than what was consumed in mainland Portugal which

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  • Algarve scientists saving storm-damaged corals and appealing for public’s help

    Algarve scientists saving storm-damaged corals and appealing for public’s help

    • 1st May 2018

    Researchers from the Algarve University’s Centre for Marine Sciences (CCMAR) have been collecting decades-old coral from along the Algarve shoreline that washed up after being damaged during the ferocious storms, in a bid to transplant them back in their natural habitat. The researchers are collecting a type of coral commonly referred to as gorgonians, “that

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  • New ‘Communication Centre for the Oceans’ gears up for launch in Lisbon

    New ‘Communication Centre for the Oceans’ gears up for launch in Lisbon

    • 1st May 2018

    A new non-profit environment association aiming to raise greater awareness of global maritime issues and the ocean environment is launching in Lisbon on this spring. It aims to provide a weekly forum for expert-level discussion on a broad range of sea-related topics – covering shipping and industry, science, environment, history, geography, culture, literature, gastronomy, fishing

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