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...

Plankton as indicators of ecosystem change

From the crabs on the seabed to the seagulls in the sky. I explained in my previous article why there wouldn't be any polar bears on the ice...

Krill – The final frontier

There has to be a point where we draw a line under marine over-exploitation.Ideally we should have done this some time ago, but since...

EU Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella’s commitment to tackling dolphin, porpoise and whale deaths in...

Responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths every year, entanglement in fishing gear is the single biggest threat to dolphins, porpoises and whales (collectively...

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,...

€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...

Shark fishing tournaments devalue ocean wildlife and harm marine conservation efforts

Just over three years ago, I was clinging to a rock in 20 meters of water, trying to stop the current from pulling me...

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...

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...

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