marine conservation

Inshore pair-trawling threatens Ireland’s coastal wildlife

Pair-trawling involves two fishing vessels dragging between them a single large net with a small mesh. It is an activity which has lately been going on...

Q&A: The Antarctic krill fishery

We ask Dimitri Sclabos, of Tharos Ltd., a world-leading krill consultancy, what the future holds for the Antarctic krill fishery? Q: What aspect of the boom in commercial...

Protecting our Blue Planet too: the year in ocean conservation

Along with 17 million Brits, I ended the year watching in awe as Sir David Attenborough and the Blue Planet II team showed us...

What’s happening to the oceans’ phytoplankton?

Research suggests that the oceans’ phytoplankton are declining in abundance in many places. Global Biosphere September 1997 - August 1998 composite image showing the magnitude...

Japanese financial giant Nomura profits from lack of fish

Japan's list of environmental sins is growing. If it wasn't already pushing the boundaries of acceptable behaviour by killing whales in the Southern Ocean...

China threatens the entire marine ecosystem

China has the largest fishing fleet in the world at around 300,000 vessels, employing nearly eight million people, and accounts for one-third of the...

Blue Planet Society launch #StopTheHunt campaign

More than 100,000 dolphins and small whales are hunted and killed every year. Most hunts are unregulated, illegal and unsustainable with unknown impacts on...

Wild stingray encounter marred by reef fish decline

Smooth stingray waits to be fed. Pic: Blue Planet Society Australia's south west offers a little-known wildlife experience that's hard to beat. At Hamelin Bay...

Ocean crisis

One of the long-established ecological principles is that large animals are less abundant than smaller ones. There are fewer elephants than antelope which are...

Stop the mass slaughter of dolphins by the fishing industry in EU waters

Thousands of short-beaked common dolphins are being killed by fishing vessels targeting pelagic fish species in EU waters. This barbaric practice is referred to...

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