Fisheries

  • Mediterranean Fish Susceptible to Climate Change

    European freshwater fish will be strongly affected by climate change. A new study has shown that species from the Mediterranean region are at high risk, with fish from extreme habitats characterised by heat and drought particularly vulnerable.

    By Alex Taylor on 15th April 2019
  • Bycatch Responsible for Decline of Sea Lion

    Scientists studying the decline of the New Zealand sea lion have linked it to commercial fisheries bycatch around their breeding colonies on the Auckland Islands, which has previously been assumed to be only a minor threat.

    By Alex Taylor on 25th November 2017
  • Fish Evolve to Avoid Fishing

    New research supports the creation of more marine reserves that are protected from fishing activities, as it has been discovered that fish can evolve to be more cautious and avoid fishing nets.

    By Alex Taylor on 2nd April 2017
  • Ensuring the Resilience of Seagrass Meadows

    Learning to manage the habitats and biodiversity within our oceans and coasts is one of the greatest challenges of this century.

    By Guest Bloggers on 18th September 2015
  • Super Predators

    Not only do we kill animals at far higher rates than other predators, we hunt in ways that are particularly destructive.

    By Alex Taylor on 1st September 2015
  • International Plans To Reduce Global Fisheries Crime

    Whilst jail sentences and fines do already exist to discourage illegal activity, it is hoped this working group will help better enforce law at an international level.

    By Grace Dickins on 10th February 2014
  • Leatherbacks and Longlines

    One of the greatest threats to the survival of leatherback turtles is industrial longline fishing.

    By Alex Taylor on 22nd January 2014
  • Bluefin Tuna: Paying the Price

    Earlier this month, a single Pacific bluefin tuna caught off Japan’s northeastern coast sold for whopping £1.09 million at a Tokyo fish market.

    By Alex Taylor on 23rd January 2013
  • Bioindicators for Testing Water Quality

    Bioindicators provide information on the harmful effects of any contaminants. Due to this, they can be used as an early warning system for any long-term issues or contaminants which can effect a large area.

    By Amy Featherstone on 18th December 2012
  • Discards: Millions of Fish Could be Saved in One Year

    The EU estimates that 40-60% of fish caught in the North Sea will be discarded, however, we will never know the real number because there are no records kept for discarded fish, it could be more or it could be less.

    By Richard Hassall on 27th March 2012