Posts Tagged ‘Fisheries’

 

Harbour porpoises dying in UK waters

Friday, April 26th, 2019

More than 1,000 harbour porpoises are needlessly dying in UK waters each year, according to a report from a global environmental organisation. The study by the World Wide Fund for…

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Climate change: Scottish shellfish threatened

Friday, April 19th, 2019

Scottish shellfish are at risk from an invasion of tiny Japanese sea creatures known as schizoporella japonica. The orange-red sea creatures are thought to be spreading with the help of climate…

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Giving teeth to marine protected areas

Friday, April 5th, 2019

Pair trawling is when two ships travel in parallel several hundred metres apart towing a huge net which indiscriminately scoops up marine animals in its path. Our planet’s oceans are…

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Hopes for Scottish herring recovery

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

For generations the annual arrival of herring off Scotland’s shores sparked a fishing frenzy that kept thousands in work. Herring was the lifeblood of coastal communities right up until the…

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Shellfish under threat from acidic oceans

Monday, February 18th, 2019

For the past few million years the world’s oceans have existed in a slightly alkaline state, with an average pH of 8.2. Now, with carbon emissions escalating, there is more…

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Thai seafood linked to illegal fishing

Monday, January 14th, 2019

The EU has been accused of sending out the wrong message after removing Thailand from a list of countries failing to tackle illegal fishing. Campaigners claim that the European commission’s…

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