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...

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...

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...

€4.4 billion spent on emptying our oceans of life

The EU has been subsidising the denudation of our oceans to the tune of €4.4 billion over a 12 year period. Spain, possibly the...

Overfishing & piracy

Overfishing in African waters is forcing fishermen to turn to piracy to make a living. The pirates blame foreign trawlers for destroying their livelihoods,...

Overfishing is a threat to human existence

Virtually every threat to life in the sea is attributable to our use of the 'wait and see principle', which allows overexploitation, ecosystem destruction...

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...

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...

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