marine conservation

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 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...

Switch the fish, spread the problem

Supermarkets, led by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's Fish Fight and Sainsbury's Switch the Fish campaigns, have recently been encouraging us to eat lesser-known and so-called sustainable...

The ocean is a wilderness

The ocean is a wilderness reaching round the globe, wilder than a Belgian jungle, and fuller of monsters, washing the very wharves of our...

Keeping what’s left of the world’s ocean

The oceans are a shadow of what they once were, and it is unlikely we can keep what little we have left unless we...

At this rate the oceans will be empty before we know it

Over-exploitation of ocean animals is happening at such an alarming rate that it seems likely that we may lose some species before we can...

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...

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