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  • With Supreme Court challenge, tech billionaire could dismantle beach access rights — and a landmark coastal law (California)

    Published in L.A. Times  By ROSANNA XIA | March 06, 2018  The California Coastal Act for decades has scaled back mega-hotels, protected wetlands and, above all, declared that access to the beach was a fundamental right guaranteed to everyone. But that very principle could be dismantled in the latest chapter of an all-out […]

  • An opportune moment for marine spatial planning

    20 February 2018 A guest blog on Scottish Environment Link by Glen Smith, a social science researcher and PhD candidate at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. Diarmid Hearns is right to point to the importance of the Scottish planning system in determining how space is developed and, subsequently, how people live […]

  • ‘They stole the beach’ – the major mafia that almost nobody wants to talk about

    Published by Nick Meynen | 8th February 2018 The Ecologist The building boom in China and worldwide demand for consumer goods containing ilmenite has enriched criminals who specialise in stealing sand – sometimes whole beaches. NICK MEYNEN investigates. Name a well-known environmental organisation. The World Wildlife Fund? Sure, everyone knows the […]

  • India’s coastal law is being altered in public interest – by bypassing the public

    Published in Scroll.In, 26th October 2017 In the first week of October, the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change issued an amendment to the Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 2011, which regulates development on India’s coastline. The change in the rules allows the mining of atomic minerals (such as uranium and thorium, […]

  • New Zealand’s fisheries quota management system: on an undeserved pedestal

    Published in ‘The Conversation‘, 5th September 2017 In popular imagination, New Zealand’s fisheries management system is a globally recognised story of sustainability, reflecting a “clean and green” environmental ethos. Indeed, New Zealand’s fisheries have been ranked among the best managed in the world – an accolade based on the early […]

  • Saving endangered turtles in Lebanon’s former war zone

    Chris Giles, CNN, August 18, 2017 Sur, Lebanon (CNN)In southern Lebanon, near the border with Israel, lies a distinctive orange house. Located just past a Lebanese Armed Forces military checkpoint in the Mediterranean city of Tyre, it is surrounded by luscious banana groves, sleeping goats and chirping birds. This beautiful oasis […]

  • Pacific Ocean: ‘We cannot let history repeat itself – we’re not guinea pigs’

    Asia Pacific Report | June 8, 2017 A Pacific World Oceans Day message from Youngsolwara Pacific and MISA4thePacific As regional leaders gather in New York for the week-long United Nations oceans conference, we wish to recognise the Pacific’s storied history, as stewards of the world’s largest ocean. We acknowledge the […]

  • Beirut’s stolen coast and the growing fight to get it back

    In The Beirut Report, 23rd November 2016 Activists have put together this great new video looking at how Beirut’s natural rocky coastline has basically been stolen from the public, destroyed and turned into concrete marinas for private resorts.   What’s particularly interesting about the video is that it uses maps […]

  • SAMUDRA Report – Issue Number 74

    CONTENTS    Sandcastle On an empty beach in sunlight I built my castle the wind was my architect together we sculpted soft curves from the dunes I found ribbons of seaweed sprawling like handwriting in the tideline of debris washed from the sea of knowledge with these I garlanded the […]

  • Demolition threat looms for great Victorian buildings from English fishing’s golden age

    Interesting article on The Guardian about some of the historical aspects of fishing in the UK In the halcyon days of the 1950s, Fish Dock Road in Grimsby was so frantic that workers recall struggling to cross the crowded street. Back then, Grimsby hosted the world’s biggest fishing fleet; its […]