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A red snapper, whose trade may be underestimated by more than 70%, on ice at a fish market

Fish trade 'hugely underestimates' global catches

Jack Alexander
| 20th October 2017
New research has found major discrepancies in the reporting of fish stocks. JACK ALEXANDER reports on whether effective conservation attempts can ever be implemented without the ability to accurately track fish species in trade.

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The sunlight filters through, warming the surface of a frozen lake. (c) Michal Osmenda, Brussels

The Fish

James Morris-Knight
| 29th September 2017
Fiction for Friday: Through a fictional short story about the underwater inhabitant of a Canadian lake, JAMES MORRIS-KNIGHT explores the loss of tradition, crime and industry in North America.

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Cod smolts among seagrass. Photo: John Carroll.

For the love of cod, let's save our disappearing seagrass

Richard K. F. Unsworth
| 4th November 2014
Seagrass provides a key marine habitat, writes Richard Unsworth - it stablises the sea floor, sustains rich ecosystems, soaks up excess nutrients, sequesters carbon dioxide, feeds dugongs, and nurtures young cod. Hadn't we better stop wiping out some 1,500 sq.km of seagrass meadows every year?

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Algae on the Trinity River, July 2014. Photo: Klamath Justice Coalition.

Fish before agribusiness! California river tribes demand water

Oliver Tickell
| 22nd August 2014
Large scale salmon deaths are imminent on the Klamath River and its tributaries in northern California due to low flows and high temperatures. Native American tribes are protesting in the state capital as federal agencies illegally prioritize water for large scale agribusiness over fish and indigenous people.

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US complicit in marine mammal slaughter

The Ecologist
| 7th January 2014
The US is not enforcing a law which requires imported fish to comply with US standards for marine mammal protection - although non-US commercial fisheries are killing 650,000 marine mammals a year.

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Khone-Phapheng Falls. Photo: hiroo yamagata via flikr.com.

The Mekong must run free!

Tom Fawthrop
| 14th December 2013
The Mekong is among Southeast Asia's greatest rivers, sustaining tens of millions from its abundant fisheries and its floodwaters which both irrigate and fertilise. But as Tom Fawthrop reports, Nature's bounty, and beauty, are at risk from a series of 11 dams.

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Sardine discards from the Adrar in Western Sahara's territorial waters. Photo: Western Sahara Resource Watch.

EU set to join in Western Sahara fisheries plunder

Erik Hagen
| 6th December 2013
On 10 December, the European Parliament will vote over a huge fisheries partnership agreement with Morocco. If the agreement is approved the environment, human rights, peace and international law will all suffer. Erik Hagen reports...

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Can we save the oceans by selling them?

Chris Frid
| 2nd November 2013
The oceans cover almost three-quarters of the planet’s surface, and represent the last great wilderness. Yet they are hugely impacted by human activities. Could privatisation - as proposed by the World Bank - be the answer?

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Fish on a fishing boat

New EU fish reforms anger artisan fishermen

Victor Paul Borg
| 31st July 2012
More than seven out of ten edible marine species in the EU are over-fished and coastal communities are dying. So you might think new draft reforms would help reverse this trend. Not so, says Victor Paul Borg, who investigates the impact of changes that the community fishermen themselves do not want

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Book review: Fish

Ben Hudson
| 15th December 2011
Elizabeth DeSombre and J. Samuel Barkin’s readable prose makes unpicking the complex politics and economics behind the fishing industry look as easy as shooting fish in a barrel

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