marine conservation

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...

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,...

Secret slaughter of Europe’s harbour porpoises

The harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) has the misfortune to live in some of the most heavily fished waters on earth. Thousands of these little...

UK sea angling records tell a sorry tale

If you need proof that UK fish stocks have been in decline you need look no further than the British sea fish angling records....

Vineyard Vines cancels shark tournament sponsorship

Clothing retailer Vineyard Vines joins a long list of corporations including AON, Astoria Bank, Budweiser, BASF, Foley Caterpillar, Goslings Rum, Lexus, Merrill Lynch, Royal Bank...

Gannet success story to end with fisheries discards ban?

Seabird populations have plummeted in the UK over the last few decades, mostly due to the overfishing of fish like sandeels, a vital food species...

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...

More plastic than fish

'There will be more plastic than fish in the world's oceans by 2050' - This was the stark warning from the World Economic Forum...

Seagrass meadows – carbon sinks and fishery powerhouses

The most underappreciated of marine ecosystems, the humble seagrass meadow. I might be biased, but seagrass meadows are just a little bit fantastic. Seagrasses are...

China eyes krill fishery – The beginning of the end?

Krill, the final untapped commercial marine resource is now the target of one of the most populous and destructive countries on earth - China....

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