Ecoceanos Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development is an independent citizens' organization formed in 1998. Its objectives are the conservation and sustainable resource management and coastal and ocean ecosystems, strengthening informed and purposeful participation of civil society and sustainable development of small-scale fishing communities and coastal and regional economies.
Ecoceanos Center promotes the empowerment and active participation of citizen organizations, fishers, fishworkers, coastal communities, indigenous peoples, small and medium fishing enterprise and consumers in the process of generating policies for access, management and use of areas and marine resources.
Through the development of research projects, training and environmental education, communication and specialized information and citizen environmental advocacy campaigns, the Center seeks Ecoceanos stimulate and promote the public interest and concern of civil society against the importance The problems and opportunities presented by the oceans and coastal areas, national and the planet.
Synthethic Genomics, ExxonMobil to develop algae biofuels United States
Synthetic Genomics Inc announced a new co-funded research agreement with ExxonMobil to develop algae biofuels from strains with significantly improved production characteristics by employing synthetic genomic science and technology.
Cesium findings in eel coverup reported Japan
A scientist has admitted having detected radioactive cesium in eels caught in a boundary river between the Tokyo and Chiba prefectures but claims local governments took no action for nearly two months despite having informed authorities promptly.
Fish exports may generate USD 500mln by 2015 Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is working on increasing its deep sea fishing efforts and doubling fish exports between now and 2015 and to achieve this goal, it will be using new vessels from Japan and China,
EC warns Faroe Islands of impending sanctions European Union
The European Commission has notified the Faroe Islands that it plans to take steps, including closing off fishing ports, to support the sustainability of herring fisheries shared between the two parties.
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