marine conservation

Treating marine life like trash

The objective of commercial fishermen is to catch fish that can be sold. The higher the price that these fish fetch at market, the...

Where have all the sandeels gone?

Most people accept that the North Sea has been subjected to the most appalling overfishing. Whitefish stocks have collapsed and the mackerel and herring...

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...

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...

Tuna destroyer

The Spanish owned and EU flagged tuna purse seiner "Albatun Tres" is a 115 m, 3,200 GRT 'super, super seiner' that can net 3,000...

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 be...

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...

Krill catching on

As populations of once plentiful pelagic fish become exhausted many of the boats equipped to fish for these species are unfortunately starting to turn...

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