Ocean

Time to transform our fishing industry: for fishermen and the ocean.

Posted by Alix FOSTER VAN... — 28 September 2016 at 2:31pm - Comments
George Eustice signing a petition asking the Government to reallocate quota.
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George Eustice signing a Greenpeace petition asking the Government to reallocate fishing quota.

George Eustice MP, fisheries minister has the power to transform the UK’s fishing industry. Will he use it?

The lowdown on UN's SOFIA report: 89.5% of fish are now fully or overfished

Posted by Fiona Nicholls — 23 September 2016 at 3:39pm - Comments
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The SOFIA report is a biennial publication that outlines the State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture of the previous two years, hence the name. Commissioned by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (‘for a world without hunger,’ is their tagline), the report is a big deal in the world of fish. It’s considered a check up on the state of the world’s fish stocks and our consumption.

A joint mission: ending plastic pollution

Posted by louise — 14 September 2016 at 3:27pm - Comments
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Back in July I was lucky enough to be one of 100 people who spent the day cleaning up a heavily plastic polluted beach on ‘Freedom Island’ in Manila Bay, Philippines. The beach was in an appalling state - piled high with throwaway plastic wrappers, straws and bottles which also littered the water. This was just a snapshot of the estimated 8-12 million tonnes of plastic that scientists tell us goes into our oceans every year.<--break-><--break->

Microbeads ban creeps closer as MPs demand action

Posted by Fiona Nicholls — 24 August 2016 at 2:20pm - Comments
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MPs call for microbeads ban

Great news this morning - an influential government committee just backed our call for a ban on microbeads!<--break->

Sign the petition - ask Theresa May’s Government to show leadership on this important environmental issue and ban microbeads.

When wet wipes turn nasty!

Posted by Fiona Nicholls — 20 July 2016 at 9:41am - Comments
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Guest blog by Emma Cunningham, Senior Pollution Campaigns Officer, Marine Conservation Society