Barren seas: Once-teeming waters off KwaZulu-Natal show few signs of ocean life

The limited shark presence on a recent ‘crazy, wild’ Indian ocean adventure is a great worry.

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Ocean plastic: Abandoned fishing nets are endangering marine animals

More than 640,000 tonnes of nets, lines, pots and traps used in commercial fishing are dumped and discarded in the sea every year, according to the United Nations (UN). That's roughly the same weight as 55,000 double-decker buses. All of the equipment left in the water is known as "ghost gear" because it's been abandoned.

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Kenya-based enterprise that transforms flip-flop pollution into art launches in Ponte Vedra Beach

Artists collect and clean washed-up flip-flops, then shape and carve the material into pieces of art. The proceeds provide steady income for about 130 Kenyan residents and go to beach cleanups, vocational/educational programs and conservation efforts.

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Lofoten-Based Companies Receive Millions to Clean Up Marine Plastic Pollution

A cluster of companies based in and around Lofoten, Norway won a national competition. The Marine Recycling Center argues that it can develop a brand new industry: Making money from cleaning up marine plastic pollution.

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Sheppie Snippets: Conservancy holds AGM

The conservancy urges all concerned citizens, environmental activists, conservancy organisations and fishermen to attend.

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Speech at the Seventeenth Regular Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment

It is a great honor to be here today in beautiful Durban. Firstly, I would like to thank the South African government for their leadership in hosting the conference and for this distinguished gathering representing the environmental powerhouse of our region.

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