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Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd

Sea Shepherd: how we sank the Japanese whaling fleet

Deborah Bassett

21st April, 2011

In an exclusive interview, founder of Sea Shepherd, Captain Paul Watson, talks to Deborah Bassett about the end of Japanese whaling, seal hunting, the politics of extinction, and the 11th hour crisis facing the world's oceans more...

Eco eatery: Soseki

Jemima Roberts

12th April, 2011

A city fish bar that cares more than most about sustainability; Jemima Roberts puts Soseki to the test to find out whether its food is as good as its principles more...
A salmon

Is the UK's fishery quota system a violation of human rights law?

Thomas Appleby

22nd March, 2011

The government's historic give-away of public fishing quotas has created an unregulated mess, says academic Thomas Appleby, and we owe it to future generations to sort it out more...
Hugh's fish fight

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall tackles farmed salmon feed controversy

Tom Levitt

11th January, 2011

Channel 4 series will look at ecological cost of producing millions of tonnes of fishmeal for Scottish salmon farms - first revealed by the Ecologist back in 2008 more...
Bluefin tuna

Bluefin tuna condemned to extinction by 'laughable' ICCAT summit claim activists

Kara Moses

30th November, 2010

Campaigners unite in fury over the failure of the latest attempt to curtail overfishing of the critically endangered bluefin tuna species more...
Behind the Label tinned tuna

Lidl supermarket tuna 'contains fish species not on the label'

Kara Moses

24th November, 2010

Tuna industry showing disregard for consumers and future sustainability of fish stocks, according to Greenpeace more...

What's linking slavery to your dinner plate?

Environmental Justice Foundation

October 4th, 2010

A shocking new film released by the Environmental Justice Foundation reveals how workers endure violence and incarceration for months - or even years - onboard ships which supply European consumers with fish. more...

'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 more...
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...

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


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...

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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...

Tesco, Boots and Subway accused of selling unethical tuna


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...
Fish farm

Big fish farms not necessarily most polluting


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...
Commercial fishing

Temporary ban could see EU fish stocks bounce back


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...
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...
Submerged aquapod

Is this the future of fish farming?

Edward Helmore

20th October, 2009

Inside vast, 360-sided, 7000 cubic metre underwater cages off the coast of Panama, marine biologist Brian O'Hanlon is trying to solve some of the problems with large-scale aquaculture more...
Diagram from The Aquaculture Guidebook

The Aquaponics Guidebook, by Bevan Suits

Mark Anslow

20th October, 2009

This new e-book tells you everything you need to know about raising fish and vegetables for the table at home in an ingenious, ecological way more...
Fish farm

Can salmon farming be sustainable?

Emma Bocking

20th October, 2009

Salmon farming is renowned for its local environmental pollution, but now some fish farmers are starting to look at fish waste as an untapped resource more...
Sardine head shovellers

Atlantic Rising: climate change shifts fish south

Tim Bromfield

1st October, 2009

It may smell awful, but it's a recycling industry of sorts. The Atlantic Rising team visit a social enterprise livestock-feed factory in Safi, Morocco more...
Behind the Label tinned tuna

Half of all fish eaten is now farm-reared


8th September, 2009

Rising consumer demand for fish with large quantities of omega-3 fatty acid is putting a strain on marine ecosystem more...
Cape gannets feeding their young at Lambert's Bay, South Africa

Overfishing sends Cape gannet ecosystem haywire


19th June, 2009

Cape gannet chicks are facing starvation as a result of overfishing of sardines and anchovies off the coast of southern Africa, as well as an increase in predation by other species affected by the food shortage more...

Visionaries: Jimmie Hepburn


1st April 2009

‘“Visionary” is a terrible word to use,’ Jimmie Hepburn grimaces. ‘I’m not doing this for my own ego. I’m happy for contributions and new ideas; I’m starting from scratch here, but I want people to build upon this.’ more...


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