marine conservation

Protect sharks before it’s too late

Very few pictures sum up the plight of sharks quite as well as Alex Hofford's photos of the shark processing factory at Kesen-numa City,...

Inshore pair-trawling threatens Ireland’s coastal wildlife

Pair-trawling involves two fishing vessels dragging between them a single large net with a small mesh. It is an activity which has lately been going on...

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...

Sportfishing is killing the biggest, most precious fish

1300lb mako shark caught recently in the USA Updated 19th Sept 2016 As with land animals, there is now no excuse for killing threatened fish for sport...

Atlantic bluefin tuna: the forgotten superpredator

We would expect that a huge, charismatic, and ecologically important predator would be celebrated in its own...

Sponsorship that kills

It boggles my mind that companies are still sponsoring shark hunting. Last month, a major automobile company in the US offered a new luxury pickup...

The ocean is a wilderness

The ocean is a wilderness reaching round the globe, wilder than a Belgian jungle, and fuller of monsters, washing the very wharves of our...

Turning the tide on ocean plastics

2017 has been a promising year in the fight against ocean plastic pollution. We've seen positive changes across all levels of society. From individuals...

EU takes action on dolphin bycatch

After a lengthy Blue Planet Society campaign, including a petition signed by over 250,000 people, Virginijus Sinkevičius, EU Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries...

Deep-sea sharks in danger

The dark, cold, crushing depths of one of the world’s largest ecosystems is home to about half of all known shark species. However, living...

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