News articles in Non-Profit Marine Orgs

New Rules Make it Easier for Divers to Catch Lionfish in Florida

(Dive Travel Business News.com - September 9, 2014) -- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has released new rules in Florida to help control the spread of invasive lionfish. DEMA encourages divers to familiarize themselves with the FWC's new lionfish rules, and has partnered with Divers Alert Network (DAN) and Reef Environmental and Education Foundation (REEF) in creating a safety poster and card for divers to increase safety awareness when spearing or handling lionfish.

Donsol Whale Shark Research and Ecotourism Sustainability Program

(Dive Travel Business News.com - August 26, 2014) -- Donsol, Sorsogonin the Philippines rose from a fifth-class municipality to a first-class town because of the Community-based Whale Shark Ecotourism Program, which the local government and WWF started more than a decade ago.

Bahamas Supreme Court Closes Dolphin Tourism Attraction.

(Dive Travel Business News.com - Aug 1, 2014) -- In a major victory for marine mammals, a Supreme Court judge in the Bahamas has ordered a “swim-with-dolphins” exhibit to shut down and release its eight captive dolphins.

The facility on Blackbeard’s Cay, off the coast of Nassau, had barely opened its doors when Justice Stephen Isaacs ordered its owners, Blue Illusions Limited,  to remove the shallow and unprotected sea pens that the dolphins were held in and restore the area to its original condition.

In Honor of the Captain's Birthday, It's Time To Turn on Your Inner Cousteau

(Dive Travel Business News.com - June 11, 2014) -- Today is the 104th birthday of Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Born June 11, 1910 Jacques-Yves Cousteau AC was a French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life in water. He co-developed the Aqua-Lung, pioneered marine conservation and was a member of the Académie Française. Cousteau died at the age of 87 on June 25, 1997.

Blue Ocean Business Summit 2014 - Final Day a day of ACTION!

(Dive Travel Business News - June 6, 2014) -- The final day of the Blue Ocean Business Summit on June 6, 2014 was a day of action featuring four industry experts who are dealing with big changes in game-changing ways. Day 5 culminated a weeklong gathering of industry stakeholders who are concerned about the future of their dive businesses and the ocean, and who connected with the experts who have been doing something about it.

Change Comes Through Action - DAY 5 at the Blue Ocean Business Summit

(Dive Travel Business News.com - Thursday June 5, 2014) -- Day 5 of the Blue Ocean Business Summit kicks off on Friday June 6, 2014. This free online industry event calls all stakeholders to the table to discuss the future of the dive industry and the need to bring the ocean into their businesses as a full partner.

The first day, entitled Big Ocean, Big Picture gave participants a powerful grounding on the new way of doing business that will help business owners and travelers ride the waves of change occurring in our industry and world.

Honest Talk about Marine Conservation - Day 3 at the Blue Ocean Business Summit

(Dive Travel Business News.com - Tuesday June 3, 2014) -- Day 3 of the Blue Ocean Business Summit kicks off on Wednesday June 4, 2014. This free online industry event calls all stakeholders to the table to discuss the future of the dive industry and the need to bring the ocean into their businesses as a full partner.

The first day, entitled Big Ocean, Big Picture gave participants a powerful grounding on the new way of doing business that will help business owners and travelers ride the waves of change occurring in our industry and world.

Upcoming Blue Ocean Business Summit Partners with Mission Blue

(Dive Travel Business News.com - May 30, 2014) -- The Blue Ocean Business Summit, a first-ever online event for the dive industry to be held June 2-6, 2014, has become a partner with Mission Blue. A global initiative of the Sylvia Earle Alliance, Mission Blue was formed in response to Sylvia Earle’s 2009 TED Prize wish to create a global network of Marine Protected Areas around the world 'large enough to save and restore the blue heart of the planet.'

(Dive Travel Business News.com - May 28, 2014) -- Have you ever wondered what your brain is like on water? Online attendees at the upcoming Blue Ocean Business Summit are going to find out from Dr. Wallace J. Nichols. A marine biologist, Nichols' pioneering work in the new scientific discipline of neuro-conservation will show dive industry pros how to deeply and easily engage more dive customers AND inspire ocean stewardship applying the same psychology used by big brands like Coca-Cola.

Green Globe Dive Resort Protects Endangered Species

(Dive Travel Business News.com - May 5, 2014) -- "Nassau grouper are beautiful, they have personalities and they can be like friendly puppy dogs," said Peter Hillenbrand, Owner of the Southern Cross Club in the Cayman Islands.

"Unfortunately, these puppy dogs are easy to catch and taste very good."  Peter Hillenbrand pretty much sums up what has happened to the iconic Nassau grouper in the Caribbean. Overfishing has depleted traditional spawning sites to the point where most are dormant or extinct.

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