marine conservation

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)....

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...

Krill catching on

As populations of once plentiful pelagic fish become exhausted many of the boats equipped to fish for these species are unfortunately starting to turn...

Seal cull shames Scotland

1,340 grey and common seals may have been shot in Scotland to protect farmed salmon and wild salmon fisheries in 2011. The quota for 2012 is 1,100....

Decades of needless dolphin deaths must end

No-one knows how many common dolphins die each year in fishing gear in the Northeast Atlantic. From strandings data, French and UK scientists have...

Sea angling competition highlights overfishing

Old Man of Hoy, Orkney, Scotland Nothing in recent times has come close to illustrating the problem of overfishing in UK waters quite so eloquently...

On the brink of a marine meltdown

Spot the difference. Will we ever learn? Why is it that with over two-thirds of the Earth's surface covered in water marine conservation still...

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...

The demise of sharks

Whilst watching 'Warship' on Channel Five (UK) recently the helicopter carrier HMS Ocean was forced to stop in Malaysian waters to recover a dead...

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...

Follow Blue Planet Society

37,952FansLike
156,374FollowersFollow

Recent Posts