marine conservation

Gannet success story to end with fisheries discards ban?

Seabird populations have plummeted in the UK over the last few decades, mostly due to the overfishing of fish like sandeels, a vital food species...

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...

UK sea angling records tell a sorry tale

If you need proof that UK fish stocks have been in decline you need look no further than the British sea fish angling records....

Tuna destroyer

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

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...

Q&A: The Antarctic krill fishery

We ask Dimitri Sclabos, of Tharos Ltd., a world-leading krill consultancy, what the future holds for the Antarctic krill fishery? Q: What aspect of the boom in commercial...

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...

Sportfishing is killing the biggest, most precious fish

1300lb mako shark caught recently in the USA Updated 19th Sept 2014 As with land animals, there is now no excuse for killing threatened fish for sport...

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...

Where have all the sandeels gone?

Most people accept that the North Sea has been subjected to the most appalling overfishing. Whitefish stocks have collapsed and the mackerel and herring...

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