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EU Limits Tuna Fishing

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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. more...
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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.
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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...

Cooking-pot Revolution

Ben Backwell

1st May, 2003

When the Argentinian economy collapsed the country’s fat cats and bankrupt politicians melted into the woodwork, leaving the workers of Argentina to sort out the mess. Ben Backwell reports from Buenos Aires on their astonishing rise from the economic rubble. more...
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Atlantic Dawn

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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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Facing the farm crisis

Steven Gorelick

5th June, 2000

Big may look impressive, but life can be hell for the individual in agriculture today. The problems are vast and complex, and do not lend themselves to easy answers. So what is the agricultural crisis all about, and what can be done to tackle it? Steven Gorelick seeks out the true root of the crisis. 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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