fishing

  • Blueprint for a sustainable ocean

    A global plan creates the perfect trifecta, serving fisheries, ecosystems and the climate.

    A team of scientists from across the US, Canada, Europe and Australia has devised a plan for a sustainable ocean, as ...

    Earth March 18, 2021
  • Look up, albatross at work

    Giant birds recruited in fight against illegal fishing.

    One in three boats fishing in international waters is probably doing so illegally – and we know that thanks to a flee...

    Birds January 27, 2020
  • Conversation

    Marine protected areas really do help

    Despite the sceptics, research shows they’re a good idea.

    One hectare of ocean in which fishing is not allowed (marine protected areas) produces at least five times the amount...

    Earth July 7, 2019
  • Acid threatens almighty cod

    Climate change could devastate a major northern hemisphere fishing industry, modelling finds. Sam...

    For cod facing the effects of climate change, it’s not the heat but the acid that threatens. Ocean acidification – ca...

    Climate November 28, 2018
  • Five nations take the lion’s share of the world’s fish

    Data reveals that global fishing is deeply inequitable.

    Just five nations — China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea and Spain — are responsible for 86% of the global fishing haul,...

    Sustainability August 5, 2018
  • Aussie penguins may help save seabirds from plastic nets

    Changing colour of fishing nets may keep seabirds from getting trapped.

    The number of seabirds killed annually by encounters with trawlers could be dramatically reduced by simply changing t...

    Biology December 5, 2017
  • Humans pushing larger sea animals to extinction: study

    Our prodigious appetite for fish is landing marine ecosystems in trouble – and for the animals, b...

    Overfishing is changing marine ecosystems like never before – and species will find it harder to bounce back. Franco ...

    Climate September 14, 2016
  • Osprey captured fishing in slow motion

    Over a week of patience and dedication to capture.

    Cameraman Lindsay McCrae captured for the first time super slow motion footage of an osprey fishing in Scotland‘s hig...

    Biology June 28, 2016
  • Harbour porpoise catches 90% of prey

    Their strike rate surprised even those studying them.

    Staggering results from a study into harbour porpoises reveal that the species hunts with a 90% strike rate – one of ...

    Biology May 27, 2016
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