marine conservation

The IUCN sees red

Our marine ecosystem is under threat like never before in the history of humanity. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)...

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...

Protect sharks before it’s too late

Very few pictures sum up the plight of sharks quite as well as Alex Hofford's photos of the shark processing factory at Kesen-numa City,...

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...

China eyes krill fishery – The beginning of the end?

Krill, the final untapped commercial marine resource is now the target of one of the most populous and destructive countries on earth - China....

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...

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...

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...

Shark protection is finally gaining some momentum

There have been some small but significant developments recently in the fight to save sharks from possible extinction. Let's hope that it's a sign...

Lack of predators boosting Scottish shellfish?

In 1975 roughly 262,413 tonnes of demersal fish and 20,000 tonnes of shellfish were landed at Scottish ports.In 2003 99,654 tonnes of demersal fish...

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