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The Greed of Feed – the hidden cost of your cheap farmed salmon

1st December, 2008

Andrew Wasley & Jim Wickens

A major investigation by the Ecologist reveals a host of unreported environmental and social costs linked to the fishmeal production industry in Peru more...
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CASE STUDY: local, sustainable fishing from bait to plate

Carol Trewin

1st February, 2007

Many global fish stocks are on the verge of collapse but, nearer home, Cornish fishermen have found a sustainable way of earning a living. more...
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The End of the Line film

Ecologist

8th June, 2009

The End of the Line is the first major feature documentary film revealing the impact of overfishing on our oceans
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Concerns rise about the effect of fish farming on smaller 'prey' species

Ewan Kingston

1st April 2009

A new report from Oceana warns that plundering the seas to fuel our fish farms is having serious and far-reaching effects... more...
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Fishy business

Andrew Wasley and Jim Wickens

1st December 2008

The coastal towns and villages of Peru are being blighted by an industry that has sprung up to satisfy the West’s voracious appetite for fish – now marine life, human health and whole ecosystems are paying the price. The Ecologist Film Unit investigates
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To farm or to fish - does aquaculture have the answer?

Matilda Lee

3rd March, 2009

Our oceans are suffering from chronic overfishing - but are fish farms any better for the environment? Matilda Lee weighs up the piscine pros and cons in the battle to save world stocks from collapse. more...
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Ecologist Film Unit: Consumer guide

Anna Baubock

5th December, 2008

Seven easy tips to sustainable fish more...
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Only 4% of untouched ocean left: global report on oceans shows devastating damage

News

15th February, 2008

The North sea is amongst the worst affected seas in the world a global investigation into the impact of human activities on marine ecosystems revealed yesterday. more...
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Landfill-on-sea

Daisy Dumas

7th February, 2008

Plastic rubbish gets tossed away in far-off places that we rarely get to see. Daisy Dumas assesses its impact on the world's largest floating landfill. more...
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Reef protection stepped up a gear

News

3rd October, 2007

The Government of the Phillipines has tightened regulations to stop fishing on the country's largest coral reef, Reuters has reported. more...
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Tuna stocks at record low

News

28th August, 2007

The Indian tuna fish haul is at its lowest level for twelve years, Reuters has reported. more...
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EU Limits Tuna Fishing

news

1st March, 2007

The preservation of dwindling tuna fish stocks is set to receive a boost as the EU prepares to introduce cuts in the allowed size of catches, web-based environmental news service ENN reports. more...

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After the Gold Rush

Charles Clover

1st December, 2004

The biggest and most indiscriminate killers of wildlife on the planet, commercial fishing fleets have brought us to the edge of a maritime ecological disaster, with fish stocks facing extinction all around the world.
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Are you too well behaved

Diane Wilson

1st October, 2004

The US authorities have allowed Formosa Plastics and other chemicals corporations to poison the waterways of the Texas Gulf Coast for decades. When local shrimp-boat operator Diane Wilson found out what was going on she single-handedly set about forcing Formosa to clean up its act. more...
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Who needs a traditional fishmonger?

Joanna Blythman

1st September, 2004

Lying on tilted beds of glistening ice, fish from around the world gaze unblinkingly at bored supermarket shoppers. Red snappers, ‘air freighted for freshness’ from the Indian Ocean; Chilean seabass ‘previously frozen’ from the Southern Atlantic; Farmed salmon from the Isles of Scotland; exotic, seemingly abundant fresh fish. more...
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High Seas Drifters

Ben Belton

8th July, 2004

The reckless deep-sea gold rush that could turn the North American continental shelf into one giant factory-style fish farm more...
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Bush ruling threatens US salmon’s survival

Chris Floyd

8th July, 2004

In May the Bush administration struck another blow against the US’s crumbling environmental protections with a ruling that allows hatchery fish to be counted along with wild fish in determining the protection status of salmon in accordance with the US’s Endangered Species Act (ESA). more...
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Mediterranean Massacre

Richard Ellis

1st October, 2003

Seeing bluefin tuna gaffed is like watching a thoroughbred racehorse being hacked to death with an axe. more...
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The magnificent bluefin tuna

Richard Ellis

1st October, 2003

Richard Ellis celebrates the beauty of one of nature’s most miraculous, and least appreciated creatures – the bluefin tuna. more...
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Farmed Cod

Tom Hargreaves

1st September, 2003

Already on sale in some British supermarkets, is farmed cod really the long-term solution to the problem of declining wild populations.
By Tom Hargreaves
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Seahorses

Davina Langdale

2nd June, 2003

Bizarrely formed and practising one of nature’s most mysterious parenting methods, the seahorse is the victim of an international trade that kills 20 million of them every year. By Davina Langdale more...
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Atlantic Dawn

Ecologist

1st April, 2003

Dirty deals between the European Commission and Ireland have enabled the world’s biggest trawler to plunder African fish stocks. more...
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100,000,000 years old… 10 years left to live

Robert Ovetz

1st March, 2003

It swam the oceans when dinosaurs walked the earth. Now our hunger for tuna means the Pacific leatherback turtle could be extinct within 10 years. more...
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Pirate politics

Kate Eshelby

1st February 2007

Overfishing along West Africa’s coast is endangering fish stocks and livelihoods, but local fishermen are not to blame. more...

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