marine conservation

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...

View seafood differently using the hashtag #Wildlife4Sale

Over the coming weeks Blue Planet Society needs your help to highlight the availability of wild marine animals in supermarkets, fishmongers and fish markets...

Supersized plunder: Parlevliet & Van der Plas’s fishing fleet

Fishing Vessel Annelies Ilena, one of the world's biggest supertrawlers, has been detained by the Irish navy for suspected illegal fishing off the coast of Ireland. But who...

100% bycatch-free fish?

Pygmy killer whale longline bycatch Updated Wed 9 Oct 2013 In a four-year study, weekly records of prices of nearly 100 different frozen fillets of cod,...

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...

Future ocean

If you had travelled the world in 1812 the natural wonders seen on earth would be jaw-dropping. Plains full of grazing animals and attendant predators,...

World Oceans Day: Celebration or wake?

Happy World Oceans Day 2012. A day to celebrate the wonder of our amazing blue planet. But can we still celebrate? Just, maybe, but...

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