marine conservation

Stop the mass slaughter of dolphins by the fishing industry in EU waters

Thousands of short-beaked common dolphins are being killed by fishing vessels targeting pelagic fish species in EU waters. This barbaric practice is referred to...

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...

UN Patron of Oceans calls for ban on tournaments which kill threatened sharks

Driving into the lovely seaside village of Cape May, New Jersey, I was stuck by two conflicting images. On one side of the marina was...

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...

Kittiwake numbers plummet in the UK

Blue Planet Society are championing the black-legged kittiwake in Arkive's 2017 #LoveSpecies campaign. The black-legged kittiwake is a dainty gull with black-tipped silver wings, yellow...

Inshore pair-trawling threatens Ireland’s coastal wildlife

Pair-trawling involves two fishing vessels dragging between them a single large net with a small mesh. It is an activity which has lately been going on...

Big problems for the world’s biggest fish

It may surprise you that 100 million sharks are killed by people each year. What might surprise you further is that this is a...

Fisheries governance after the South China Sea verdict

On the March 23, 2016 an illegal Chinese-flagged fishing vessel, the Fu Yuan Yu 076, entered the Exclusive Economic Zone of China, crossing into...

Fishing for deadly ghost gear

‘Ghost Fishing’ is what fishing gear does when it has been lost, dumped or abandoned. Imagine a fishing net that gets snagged on...

Understanding climate, plankton and commercial fishing

If you were to ask people what influences the abundance of fish in the sea, most would probably answer ‘commercial fishing’. While it is...

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