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Eco-Friendly Surf Traction Pads

Algix LLC, the world’s leading producer of algae bio-products, and Effekt LLC announced today the creation of the worlds first algae-derived flexible foams. Both companies are joining forces in a joint venture entitled Bloom Holdings LLC to commercialize the foam.

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No More Surf Exclusivity at Thanburudhoo Island

The Maldivian government has terminated a contract to develop the military owned island of Thanburudhoo near Male’ as a boutique surf resort.

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Indonesia is One of Largest Exporter of Shark fins

Conservation group Save Sharks Indonesia has said Indonesia is the largest supplier of shark fins in the international market, and this has led to an increase in shark fishing among local fishermen, which puts the species at risk of extinction due to overfishing.

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Food Stall in Bali Arrested for Purchase and Sales of Green Turtle Meat

Forestry Police (Polhut) from the Conservation and Natural Resource Agency (KSDA) arrested the owner of a food stall in the Ketewel area just east of Bali’s capital of Denpasar, reports.

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Ecuador Seizes 200,000 Shark Fins

Police in the Ecuadorian port city of Manta say they have seized about 200,000 shark fins destined to be illegally exported to Asia where they would fetch up to $1.5m.

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Let’s Save Water: Crisis in Bali

Based on research, including interviews with 100 foreign tours in 2010, as many as 90% of those interviewed assumed that Bali still has abundant supplies of fresh water.  50% of those interviewed expressed surprise when informed of Bali’s water crisis. 68% of those informed of the crisis, pledged to try to conserve water if asked to do so by hotels in Bali, and 36% said they would willingly pay an environmental tax levy.

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Surfers at Peruvian Beach Clash With Riot Police

Protesters clashed with police in La Pampilla, in the district of Miraflores, Lima Peru. Police equipped with helmets, riot shields and billy clubs charged into the surf to get the surfers out of the way of heavy equipment.

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Thank You for Keeping Bali’s Beaches Clean

Last weekend, Saturday April 11th marked the finale to the biweekly Beach Clean Ups that industry from Bali has been involved in this wet season.

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An Invitation for Beach Clean Up This Weekend

In the third month in early 2015, the volume of trash along the beach of Kuta – Legian – Seminyak has decreased almost significantly, thanks to the help of all involved so far.

But with the recent storms that arise particularly in the afternoon – evening, which incidentally is a sea breeze, it brings back the waste littering along the western coast of the island of Bali, especially Kuta, Legian and Seminyak.

To anticipate and take real action on the phenomenon, let us together participate in Beach Clean Up on SATURDAY MARCH 14 2015 at 7 AM.

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An Invitation for Beach Clean Up Movement

Community Beach Clean Up – February 14th
During the previous Beach Clean Up on January 31st, teams from Quiksilver, Coca-Cola and Garuda Indonesia were joined by the Hard Rock Hotel Bali, Kuta Paradiso Hotel, Harris hotel, Akmani hotel, Hard Rock Café, Mercure hotel, Surfer Girl, Bali Mandira, the Villas, EnviroBali, Padma Boys board riders and various restaurant owners of Seminyak, eventually collecting 1600kg of plastic and organic trash in a strong team effort.

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