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Seagrass

Seagrass may be 'uncharismatic' but it still needs protecting

Richard Unsworth

4th October, 2010

It may be not be as visible as tropical rainforests or wetlands but seagrass plays a vital role in the global ecosystem, says Richard Unsworth, filtering pollution and providing food to fish more...
Bycatch

'Slavery' uncovered on trawlers fishing for Europe

Felicity Lawrence, special correspondent for the Guardian

30th September, 2010

Violence and incarceration for months or even years found on ships off coast of west Africa, which supply European consumers with fish more...
Shooting seals is still legal

Fish farmers in Scotland killing estimated 2,000 seals a year

Emily Shelton

28th September, 2010

Campaigners warn legislation to protect seals is ‘no where near tight enough’ as industry initiative attempts to find alternatives to shooting

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A salmon

US delays approval for fast-growing GM salmon

The Ecologist

22nd September, 2010

Campaigners say approval for the genetically modified salmon would carry 'great risk' and pave the way for more GM animals to enter the market more...
London consumes 6.9 million tons of food a year, most imported from outside the UK

12 shocking facts about your food

Eifion Rees

7th September, 2010

PHOTO GALLERY: A pocket-sized book highlights some of the super-sized problems associated with the way we feed ourselves more...
Bycatch

Rising demand for bycatch will lead to ‘ecological catastrophe’, scientists warn

Ecologist

6th August, 2010

A growing market for bycatch coupled with declining shrimp stocks and profits is prolonging the use of unsustainable trawl fishing practices, a new study says more...
Phytoplankton

Marine food chain hit by ocean global warming

Ecologist

29th July, 2010

The entire marine food chain is in danger of collapse because of a decline in tiny phytoplankton, which scientists are linking to climate change and rising ocean surface temperatures. more...
Parrotfish on North coast of East Timor

Can algae-eating fish save our coral reefs?

Anna Taylor

15th June, 2010

Coral reefs are under threat from all quarters - rising temperatures, ocean acidity, fishing practices... But can clever management of certain fish species help the reefs to recover their former glory? more...
Escabeche

How to marinate fresh fish

Nick Fisher

25th May, 2010

Add flavour to freshly caught UK fish with these two simple recipe ideas from Nick Fisher's new book, Sea Fishing more...
Turtle

Tesco, Boots and Subway accused of selling unethical tuna

Ecologist

24th May, 2010

Research shows that high street chains using 'dolphin-friendly' claim on tuna tins are misleading customers about damage to other marine wildlife including turtles more...

A beginner's guide to fishing

Robert MacDougall-Davis

18th May, 2010

Few sports bring you as close to nature as angling. Here's how, why and where to get started more...
Bluefin tuna

EU subsidies linked to overfishing

Ecologist

31st March, 2010

Study finds large chunk of almost £4 billion in subsidy payments has been used to increase fleet capacity in Europe and 'exacerbate' the problem of overfishing more...

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Fish farm

Big fish farms not necessarily most polluting

Ecologist

25th March, 2010

Aquaculture industry urged to look at location and management techniques to reduce the environmental impact of rapidly expanding sector more...
Bluefin tuna

Bluefin tuna: can trade bans protect our fisheries?

Tom Levitt and Andrew Hickman

18th March, 2010

Atlantic bluefin tuna could be the first widely eaten species to be banned from being traded internationally. Would it work, and would it set a useful precedent for other species? more...
Atlantic bluefin tuna

UK joins calls for ban on Atlantic bluefin tuna trade

Ecologist

5th February, 2010

The UK has joined growing European support for Atlantic Bluefin tuna to be declared an endangered species to prevent collapse more...
Commercial fishing

Temporary ban could see EU fish stocks bounce back

Ecologist

27th January, 2010

Scientists believe a ban on certain catches, including cod and plaice, could allow populations to recover, but their calls have been dismissed by the fishing industry more...
A catch of fish

Atlantic Rising: State of the fishing industry in Ghana

Tim Bromfield

14th January, 2010

Unsustainable fishing practices and declining catches are forcing Ghana to start importing fish more...
North Sea Trawler

How can we have fish tomorrow? Ask the past

Anthony King

5th January, 2010

Dismissed initially as a good storyteller but nothing more, environmental historian Poul Holm has mapped the history of marine animals in such detail that it is having profound impacts on our current understanding of the oceans more...
US warship

The West helped create the Somali pirate situation

Simon Fairlie

28th December, 2009

What few have stopped to consider in the continuing 'battle' against Somali pirates is what industrialised nations have been doing to the country's fishing grounds for years more...
Commercial fishing

Ocean acidification to devastate commercial fisheries

Ecologist

10th December, 2009

Previous studies have focused on the impact of acidification on coral reefs but not other marine organisms more...
Coral reefs

Ocean acidification: the facts

Ecologist

10th December, 2009

The marine campaign group Oceana has put together a fact sheet about ocean acidification more...
Darina Allen

Video: how to gut, scale and fillet a fish with Darina Allen

Darina Allen

19th November, 2009

One of Ireland's best-known chefs, Darina Allen takes the fear out of buying fresh, whole fish with her simple preparation guide more...
Alaskan sockeye salmon

Protecting wild salmon from pollution

Laura Sevier

16th July, 2009

Alaska's long-standing wild salmon-fishing industry could be under threat from large-scale mining development more...
Save our seas from pirate fishing

Campaigning against pirate fishing

Laura Sevier

22nd June, 2009

Illegally caught 'dirty' fish threatens local fishermen, consumer health and the future of the world's fisheries. The EJF's Pirate Fishing Campaign is tackling the problem head on more...
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The struggle to report on the marine environment

Andrew Wasley

1st June, 2009

Reporting from the frontline of environmental activism, Andrew Wasley takes a closer look at those who fight the abuse of marine environments. more...

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