marine conservation

Vineyard Vines cancels shark tournament sponsorship

Clothing retailer Vineyard Vines joins a long list of corporations including AON, Astoria Bank, Budweiser, BASF, Foley Caterpillar, Goslings Rum, Lexus, Merrill Lynch, Royal Bank...

Thousands rally against shark cull in Western Australia

Upwards of 4,000 people gathered on Cottesloe Beach, Perth, Australia today to rally against the upcoming cull of sharks by the Western Australian government....

Sustainable commercial fishing is a myth

To claim that fishing on a commercial scale for any wild species of marine animal is sustainable is at best optimistic and at worse...

Secret slaughter of Europe’s harbour porpoises

The harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) has the misfortune to live in some of the most heavily fished waters on earth. Thousands of these little...

Is the RSPB failing seabirds?

In recent reports the RSPB claim that climate change is altering the availability of sandeels and causing seabirds such as kittiwakes, Arctic terns and Arctic skuas to fail...

Accidental death of huge marlin must call sportfishing into question

This recent article in the LA Times about a huge 865lb blue marlin that died, possibly from heart failure, whilst a sportfisherman attempted to...

RSPB risks all on climate-change policy

The RSPB have gone on record as saying they will not oppose windfarms, despite the fact that their primary concern should be the welfare...

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...

Sponsorship that kills

It boggles my mind that companies are still sponsoring shark hunting. Last month, a major automobile company in the US offered a new luxury pickup...

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...

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