marine conservation

Ecological disaster as 300,000 farmed salmon lost?

Over 300,000 farmed salmon have been 'lost' by Meridian Salmon when 12 salmon cages broke loose in Shetland on Christmas Day. A spokesman for Meridian...

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...

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...

Studying the phytoplankton with citizen science

The phytoplankton in the sea, and the plankton food web they support, underpin the rest of the marine food chain (see: The importance of plankton)....

The world’s ocean has reached crisis point

There are alternatives to the way we treat the marine environment, but they require a change in the way we think and act. Land...

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...

The media and shark slaughter

Effective shark protection hinges on changing the public perception of sharks, and judging by recent media reports there is still a very long way...

Certified sustainable: A recipe for disaster?

Sustainable is the latest buzzword in fisheries management and seafood retailing. But with experts predicting that fish stocks will be gone by 2048, can...

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...

Mangroves, an invaluable ally against climate change

Mangroves are the rainforests by the sea, found at the boundary where land meets ocean. They serve a wide range of ecological functions, providing...

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