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Fears grow that climate change could put an end to fishing in Ireland
Rising temperatures appear to be pushing some fish north to colder waters, out of reach of some boats.
To tackle the climate impacts of fishing, Europe must dive much deeper
Though welcome, the European Commission’s vision for climate-neutral fisheries is shallow — deeper ambition and implementation action is needed to align fishing with European climate objectives, Pascale Moehrle and Enric Sala write.
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Only around 10 vaquitas still exist in Mexico’s Gulf of California, where they are trapped and killed by illegal gillnets.
Iceland cancels whaling season on animal welfare grounds
Iceland has suspended whaling for three months as support for the controversial practice drops.
Watch volunteers pull tonnes of dumped fishing nets from Aegean Sea
Dumped fishing nets account for 10% of marine litter found on the sea floor.
Podcast: What's the future of Europe's young fishers?
As European fisheries struggle to recruit a new workforce, the sector has concerns for the future.
Do not feed the seals: How Belgium is protecting its newest residents
Seals had disappeared from Belgium by the end of last century but now their numbers are on the rise.
Ecuador seals landmark deal to protect Galápagos Islands and cut debt
Ecuador’s ‘debt for nature’ swap hopes to protect the archipelago’s unique flora and fauna including many species that can be found nowhere else on Earth.
Senegal: Locals turn to prostitution as gas project kills fishing jobs
A gas rig in the town of Saint-Louis has brought only a wave of problems, unemployment and more poverty.
Inside the mysterious case of France’s blue crab invasion
The lagoon of Canet-en-Roussillon in the south of France has been invaded by a creature that devours everything in its path,
Ocean Calls podcast: Should we worry about sharks?
In popular culture sharks are portrayed as bloodthirsty, vengeful human killers. But scientists say these magnificent animals are in danger and deserve our attention.
‘Appalling’ scale of bottom trawling in the UK revealed in new report
The NGO says it equates to 15 years worth of negative impact in Marine Protected Areas, "making a mockery" of the UK's biodiversity goals.
A solution for global food insecurity may be hiding in our oceans
With growing stress on existing food systems from climate change, environmental harm and rising populations, there is significant potential for finding culturally acceptable blue foods with high nutritional and economic value yet relatively low environmental impact, Beatrice Crona writes.
Tunisia: Beach erosion is threatening tourism and communities
Coastal erosion is harming tourism, fishing and farming in Tunisia - and drought is making it worse.
Can fishing bans protect the world’s smallest porpoise?
Vaquitas - which never grow to more than 150cm in length - number between six and 20 in the wild, down from 200 in 2012.
The fish species you should avoid to dodge ‘forever chemicals'
Dangerous forever chemicals have been linked to increased risk of cancer and reproductive problems. If you want to avoid them, you might want to steer clear of freshwater fish.
Explainer: Are we witnessing the last generation of artisanal fishers?
Small-scale fisheries provide food and employment to millions of people all over the world. But today the profession is at risk. Climate change, pollution and overfishing have caused catches to decrease. And as fishers leave the profession, entire communities are affected.
Why have 2,500 dead seals washed up on Russia’s shores?
In 1900, there were more than a million Caspian seals - but after a century of overfishing and habitat degradation, some environmentalists warn that there are just 70,000 left.
Meet the team tracking humpback whale scars in Iceland
Escaping a fishing net is not the end of the tale for humpback whales. These researchers are investigating what happens next.
Holy carp! UK fisherman catches record-breaking monster goldfish
Andy Hackett, 42, landed the record-breaking 67.4-pound fish called The Carrot in France.