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First ambitious ocean-cleansing project presented

NETHERLANDS | Saturday, June 25, 2016
At a port in The Hague, Dutch environment minister has launched the biggest prototype clean-up boom in an attempt to clear the Pacific of its plastic debris.

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EP adopts Baltic pluriannual fisheries plan
European Union | 23:50 | The European Parliament in plenary session approved a multi-annual plan for the stocks of cod, herring and sprat in the Baltic Sea and for the fisheries exploiting those stocks. Full Story
Electronic certification for salmon exports to Russia enters final sta
Chile | 23:50 | After almost two years’ work between the Russian Veterinary Service and the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service of Chile, the electronic certification for seafood exports to the Eurasian market entered its final stage of development. Full Story
Shellfish contagious cancer spread discovered
United States | 23:40 | A new study suggests that direct transmission of cancer among some marine animals may be more common than once thought. Full Story
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