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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...
Tinned tuna

Supermarkets misleading consumers over 'sustainably sourced' seafood

Tom Levitt

10th January, 2011

Claims such as 'responsibly farmed' are being used to boost supermarket sales but do not always mean an environmentally-friendly fish product more...
Coral reef

Bonaire: the last healthy coral reef in the Caribbean

Chris Pala

4th January, 2011

Over the past 30 years, the Caribbean’s corals have been decimated by overfishing, disease and pollution. Last Summer’s heat spell raises the question: can the remaining corals survive global warming? The answer may lie in Bonaire, home to the region’s healthiest corals more...

The Wandle Trust: restoring London's 'hidden gem' river

Eifion Rees

3rd January, 2011

The transformation of the Wandle from polluted waterway to one of the capital's most loved rivers shows what communities and rivers trusts can achieve together 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...
Bluefin tuna

Why the failure of the bluefin tuna summit is bad for people and the environment

James Thornton

30th November, 2010

The ICCAT summit on bluefin tuna was stained by a lack of transparency, allegations of illegality and disturbing examples of financial interests trampling over environmental concerns, says James Thornton

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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...
Sockeye salmon

UK and USA retailers join boycott against Alaska's 'dirty gold'

Tom Levitt

3rd November, 2010

Leading jewellery outlets including Fraser Hart, Tiffany & Co and Beaverbrooks say they won't use gold from London-based Anglo America's proposed mine in the Alaskan wilderness more...

PHOTO GALLERY: Migratory animals and birds face a new battle for survival

Eifion Rees

26th October, 2010

Some of nature's most majestic creatures are migratory, but their future in a changing world is far from certain, as a stunning new book of photographs makes clear more...

How pirate fishing fuels human exodus from Africa to Europe

Dawn Starin

19th October, 2010

Illegal fishing to feed European demand for seafood is devastating coastal communities in The Gambia and across West Africa - forcing many people to leave their homeland and make a perilous and sometimes deadly voyage to Europe more...

Fishing and the environment: why the two are inextricably linked

Robert MacDougall-Davis

15th October, 2010

Anglers may set out to hunt fish - for fun or food - but they are also some of greatest protectors of aquatic environments, argues Robert MacDougall-Davis more...

Study identifies more than 1 million ocean species

Alok Jha, Guardian science and environment correspondent

5th October, 2010

The Census of Marine Life is finally complete after a decade of work by 2,700 scientists from 80 countries

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Bycatch

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...
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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