marine conservation

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...

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...

How much is a blue shark worth?

The blue shark in the photo was bought for £5 from Brixham fish market this morning. Is £5 a fair price for the life of...

Fish aren’t food, they’re marine wildlife

Why are marine conservation organisations encouraging people to eat ocean wildlife? The Good Fish Guide, the Sustainable Seafood Guide, Seafood Watch, most well-known marine conservation...

Hard-hitting Blue Planet Society campaign merchandise

Blue Planet Society are pleased to announce the launch of our new line of hard-hitting campaign merchandise. Designed to raise funds for campaigning against specific...

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...

EU action on dolphin bycatch – update

Following a statement regarding dolphin bycatch issued by Virginijus Sinkevičius, EU Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries on 25th February (see https://blueplanetsociety.org/2020/02/eu-takes-action-on-dolphin-bycatch/) we have...

Japanese financial giant Nomura profits from lack of fish

Japan's list of environmental sins is growing. If it wasn't already pushing the boundaries of acceptable behaviour by killing whales in the Southern Ocean...

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...

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...

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