marine conservation

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...

World Oceans Day: Celebration or wake?

Happy World Oceans Day 2012. A day to celebrate the wonder of our amazing blue planet. But can we still celebrate? Just, maybe, but...

Hundreds of common dolphins killed by commercial fishing bycatch

Well over 300 mostly common dolphins have been recorded washed up dead on the Atlantic coast of England, France and Ireland in the first...

In the company of dolphins

The Moray Firth and North East coast of Scotland are home to a resident population of bottlenose dolphins, around 200 or so in number...

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...

Tuna destroyer

The Spanish owned and EU flagged tuna purse seiner "Albatun Tres" is a 115 m, 3,200 GRT 'super, super seiner' that can net 3,000...

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...

Future ocean

If you had travelled the world in 1812 the natural wonders seen on earth would be jaw-dropping. Plains full of grazing animals and attendant predators,...

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...

Auction to raise funds for puffin and seabird conservation

  Atlantic puffins are under threat like never before. They can't find enough to eat. Overfishing of sandeels, their favoured prey, and changes in fish distribution...

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