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Seal cull shames Scotland

1,340 grey and common seals may have been shot in Scotland to protect farmed salmon and wild salmon fisheries in 2011. The quota for 2012 is 1,100. It beggars belief that there has been so little outrage about this completely unnecessary slaughter.

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How much is a blue shark worth?

Is £5 a fair price for the life of one of the UK’s most spectacular wild predators? Even the fishmonger was horrified at the wholesale price, but he has to make a living and almost unbelievably he’s not doing anything illegal.

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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 conservation had its period of enlightenment in the 1950’s and 60’s and it is now long overdue for the world’s ocean to command equal resources and focus.

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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 fish species in a bid to make more sustainable choices.

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Keeping what’s left of the world’s ocean

The oceans are a shadow of what they once were, and it is unlikely we can keep what little we have left unless we act right now. Here’s a combination of ideas, which if used together in one concerted effort, may stop the rot.

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Certified sustainable: A recipe for disaster?

Sustainable is the latest buzzword in fisheries management and seafood retailing. But with experts predicting that fish stocks will be gone by 2048, can any commercially exploited marine species be classed as truly sustainable?

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China threatens the entire marine ecosystem

China has the largest fishing fleet in the world at around 300,000 vessels, employing nearly eight million people, and accounts for one-third of the world’s reported fish production. Chinese boats land over 17 million tonnes of marine-life annually for human consumption.

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Seal cull shames Scotland

1,340 grey and common seals may have been shot in Scotland to protect farmed salmon and wild salmon fisheries in 2011. The quota for 2012 is 1,100. It beggars belief that there has been so little outrage about this completely unnecessary slaughter.

READ MORE
How much is a blue shark worth?

Is £5 a fair price for the life of one of the UK’s most spectacular wild predators? Even the fishmonger was horrified at the wholesale price, but he has to make a living and almost unbelievably he’s not doing anything illegal.

READ MORE
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 conservation had its period of enlightenment in the 1950’s and 60’s and it is now long overdue for the world’s ocean to command equal resources and focus.

READ MORE
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 fish species in a bid to make more sustainable choices.

READ MORE
Keeping what’s left of the world’s ocean

The oceans are a shadow of what they once were, and it is unlikely we can keep what little we have left unless we act right now. Here’s a combination of ideas, which if used together in one concerted effort, may stop the rot.

READ MORE
Certified sustainable: A recipe for disaster?

Sustainable is the latest buzzword in fisheries management and seafood retailing. But with experts predicting that fish stocks will be gone by 2048, can any commercially exploited marine species be classed as truly sustainable?

READ MORE
China threatens the entire marine ecosystem

China has the largest fishing fleet in the world at around 300,000 vessels, employing nearly eight million people, and accounts for one-third of the world’s reported fish production. Chinese boats land over 17 million tonnes of marine-life annually for human consumption.

READ MORE

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