marine conservation

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Open your eyes to commercial fishing

After stripping the seas of life with impunity for decades, serious questions are now being asked of the industry that makes its living from...

Sustainable commercial fishing is a myth

To claim that fishing on a commercial scale for any wild species of marine animal is sustainable is at best optimistic and at worse...

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,...

Ocean bushmeat

Most of us have seen the pictures, some of the world's most endangered animals being sold in Africa as bushmeat. A similar situation can...

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