marine conservation

Reef fish: worth more alive than dead

Despite the precarious state of our marine environment scuba diving is still one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Perhaps it is...

Protect sharks before it’s too late

Very few pictures sum up the plight of sharks quite as well as Alex Hofford's photos of the shark processing factory at Kesen-numa City,...

Highly endangered sharks and sport fishing competitions

Rules are rules, no matter how endangered the species is, according to some American sport fishing competitions. The scalloped hammerhead shark (pictured) which recently won the biggest shark...

Why is marine conservation so neglected?

There are hundreds of organisations in the UK devoted to the conservation of the land and its animals. Incredibly there is only one well...

Possible EU temporal eel fishing closure and its potential implications for glass eel trafficking

In 2017, the EU Council of Ministers agreed on a three month fishing closure for eels but excluded glass eels (juveniles < 12 cm)....

How much is a blue shark worth?

The blue shark in the photo was bought for £5 from Brixham fish market this morning. Is £5 a fair price for the life of...

Ocean bushmeat

Most of us have seen the pictures, some of the world's most endangered animals being sold in Africa as bushmeat. A similar situation can be...

Plankton as indicators of ecosystem change

From the crabs on the seabed to the seagulls in the sky. I explained in my previous article why there wouldn't be any polar bears on the ice...

Krill – The final frontier

There has to be a point where we draw a line under marine over-exploitation.Ideally we should have done this some time ago, but since...

EU Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella’s commitment to tackling dolphin, porpoise and whale deaths in...

Responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths every year, entanglement in fishing gear is the single biggest threat to dolphins, porpoises and whales (collectively...

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