marine conservation

Q&A: The Antarctic krill fishery

We ask Dimitri Sclabos, of Tharos Ltd., a world-leading krill consultancy, what the future holds for the Antarctic krill fishery? Q: What aspect of the boom in commercial...

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...

Lack of predators boosting Scottish shellfish?

In 1975 roughly 262,413 tonnes of demersal fish and 20,000 tonnes of shellfish were landed at Scottish ports.In 2003 99,654 tonnes of demersal fish...

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...

100% bycatch-free fish?

In a four-year study, weekly records of prices of nearly 100 different frozen fillets of cod, haddock and Alaska pollock were collated for seven...

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...

Catch and release sportfishing will kill endangered bluefin tuna

If you go to the UK coast and look out to sea you may be lucky and spot one of the world’s largest and...

Switch the fish, spread the problem

Supermarkets, led by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's Fish Fight and Sainsbury's Switch the Fish campaigns, have recently been encouraging us to eat lesser-known and so-called sustainable...

Stop the mass slaughter of dolphins by the fishing industry in EU waters

Thousands of short-beaked common dolphins are being killed by fishing vessels targeting pelagic fish species in EU waters. This barbaric practice is referred to...

Sea angling competition highlights overfishing

Old Man of Hoy, Orkney, Scotland Nothing in recent times has come close to illustrating the problem of overfishing in UK waters quite so eloquently...

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