Entries in sustainable fishing (7)

Thursday
Nov242016

Marine Protected Areas Explained

One fifth of known ocean species are categorized as Threatened by the IUCN, with the number increasing 52 times per year! But did you know only 1.2% of our oceans are protected from threats that face them today? Never before have Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) been more valuable for ocean species conservation, our Online Media Intern investigates how they work and what their future holds.

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Friday
Dec182015

Why Is Everyone Talking About Sustainability?

Why is everyone suddenly talking about sustainability? It is the same as discussing climate change and the environment? What does it mean for our food, travel or energy to be sustainable? Here is what you need to know about sustaining our planet and what our future could look like.

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Wednesday
Dec162015

Whale of a Worry: Return of Japan’s Annual Whale Hunt 

The hunt is on, again. The Japanese whaling fleet managed to keep everyone happy for a year, but now they’ve flipped the proverbial middle finger at the international community and have decided to go ahead with this seasons annual whale hunt, despite global opposition.

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Thursday
Oct082015

The Tuna Trap: Unsustainable and Illegal Fishing

The plight of tuna fish is becoming worse and worse. Despite its place as a household-favourite the saltwater-swimmer is becoming increasingly endangered due to illegal and unsustainable fishing.This week Greenpeace released their Tinned Tuna League Table which highlights some big name brands who are only adding to tuna’s troubles.

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Thursday
Nov142013

How shrimp farms are destroying ocean habitats

It’s no secret that shrimp has become a seafood favorite among many people, especially America who are the world’s largest shrimp consumers. In a recent study by the National Marine Fisheries Service, America’s consumption of shrimp has almost doubled since 1996.

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Thursday
Nov032011

Opinions: Shark Finning – The battle between culture and conservation

“More people get killed by vending machines than sharks,” the diving instructor laughed. With those few words of encouragement, I swallowed my fears and jumped. The Great Barrier Reef was more than I had ever imagined and my brief but magical sighting of a reef shark is something I shall never forget.

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Wednesday
Apr202011

Fishing fallout in Japan