marine conservation

Q&A: The Antarctic krill fishery

We ask Dimitri Sclabos, of Tharos Ltd., a world-leading krill consultancy, what the future holds for the Antarctic krill fishery? Q: What aspect of the boom in commercial...

Reef fish: worth more alive than dead

Despite the precarious state of our marine environment scuba diving is still one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Perhaps it is...

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...

Decades of needless dolphin deaths must end

No-one knows how many common dolphins die each year in fishing gear in the Northeast Atlantic. From strandings data, French and UK scientists have...

The demise of sharks

Whilst watching 'Warship' on Channel Five (UK) recently the helicopter carrier HMS Ocean was forced to stop in Malaysian waters to recover a dead...

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,...

Ocean crisis

One of the long-established ecological principles is that large animals are less abundant than smaller ones. There are fewer elephants than antelope which are...

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...

Auction to raise funds for puffin and seabird conservation

  Atlantic puffins are under threat like never before. They can't find enough to eat. Overfishing of sandeels, their favoured prey, and changes in fish distribution...

China threatens the entire marine ecosystem

China has the largest fishing fleet in the world at around 300,000 vessels, employing nearly eight million people, and accounts for one-third of the...

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