marine conservation

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...

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...

At this rate the oceans will be empty before we know it

Over-exploitation of ocean animals is happening at such an alarming rate that it seems likely that we may lose some species before we can...

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...

Krill catching on

As populations of once plentiful pelagic fish become exhausted many of the boats equipped to fish for these species are unfortunately starting to turn...

Ocean crisis

One of the long-established ecological principles is that large animals are less abundant than smaller ones. There are fewer elephants than antelope which are...

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...

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...

Supertrawler Margiris: ‘a Death Star in the galaxy’

A former crewmember of the supertrawler Margiris spills the beans to Blue Planet Society. The following words were received by us via social media...

Hundreds of common dolphins killed by commercial fishing bycatch

Well over 300 mostly common dolphins have been recorded washed up dead on the Atlantic coast of England, France and Ireland in the first...

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