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As governments meet at the UN to negotiate towards an historic Global Ocean Treaty, a groundbreaking study by leading marine biologists has mapped out how to protect over a third of the world’s oceans by 2030.
As it is increasingly likely that the United Kingdom will leave the European Union without a deal on 12 April, the European Commission has today completed its “no-deal” preparations.
Some of the priorities for the environment, maritime affairs and fisheries in Europe are charted here when it comes to the all-important European Commission policy around these crucial themes.
Scottish Secretary David Mundell’s trip aims to protect Scottish trade links with Iceland, including the fishing and biotech industries.
Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries charts his priorities to improve the state of the ocean and ensuring a future for Europe’s fisheries
Turid Rustad from the Department of Biotechnology and Food Science, NTNU, reveals the challenges and possibilities when it comes to the utilisation of pelagic fish, including catch that is used for human consumption.
Norway’s approach to fisheries and aquaculture management is placed under the spotlight in this article, with a focus on the thoughts of Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries Director General, Vidar Landmark concerning this area of policy
Freshwater anglers contribute an estimated £1.4 billion annually to the English economy, supporting up to 27,000 full-time equivalent jobs, through their spending on the sport
Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries explains the Commission’s support for EU aquaculture and supporting farmers in the water
Graciela A. Unguez and Chiann-Ling C. Yeh from New Mexico State University explain that sarcomere disassembly is a naturally occurring event during tail regeneration in the adult long-tailed knifefish S. macrurus Perhaps the most characteristic feature of skeletal muscle invertebrates is its regular pattern of striations, comprised of many hundreds of...
Norwegian Polar Institute’s Director Jan-Gunnar Winther highlights the challenges associated with climate change in the Arctic and its global impact
Arthur L. DeVries at the Department of Animal Biology, University of Illinois provides an expert insight into antifreeze proteins in polar fishes
Dr María Ángeles Esteban’s group is searching for new biomarkers involved in fish immunity and welfare in farmed environments
New images from Thomson Ecology show how far microplastics have reached into our food chain, affecting organisms on a microscopic scale
European MEPs have voted on a number of restrictions which could reduce intensive overfishing and improve declining fish stocks New limits will ensure fishing cannot exceed quotas recommended by scientists, ensuring fish stocks remain sustainable. The North-Sea Multi Annual Plan applies mainly to the North Sea around Britain, which supplies most of...
Nearly £220,000 in fines and costs were imposed following Environment Agency investigations into waste and fishing offences in the North East last year An Environment Agency crackdown on waste and fishing offences in the North East saw more than 80 prosecutions imposed by courts over the course of 2016. Enforcement activity...
EU Commissioner for the Environment Karmenu Vella explains how the EU’s LIFE programme can contribute to a low-carbon, resource-efficient and sustainable future Natural resources underpin our economy and our quality of life. But the world’s population is rising sharply, and coupled with the impacts of climate change, ever greater demands are...
In September 2015 the UN will release the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to guide international development for the next 15 years. Out of the 17 goals, number 14 is to “Conserve and Sustainably Use the Oceans, Seas and Marine Resources for Sustainable Development”, and is a topic of particular...