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New data shows ‘dramatic’ rise in ocean litter around the UK

In 2016 there was a dramatic rise in ocean litter around the UK, with a high number of plastic items found on the seabed compared to the previous year
environmental toxicology

Environmental toxicology in the regulation of chemicals

A group of experts at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry-Europe shed light on the environmental risk assessment of chemicals
marine health

The European union explores new approaches to marine health

Karmenu Vella explains how EU policies will innovate our approach to oceans and help to ensure the marine health of our planet

New images show the worrying reach of microplastics

New images from Thomson EC show how far microplastics have reached into our food chain, affecting organisms on a microscopic scale

Good marine health remains a challenge due to climate change

Climate change and marine health are intrinsically linked. Open Access Government’s Ciara Ruane explains how the National Science Foundation supports both

Effective management of fisheries and fish quality

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...
Calls for CO detectors on marine vessels

NFFO calls for CO detectors on marine vessels

A leading fishing organisation has called for carbon monoxide (CO) detectors to be fitted to all vessels following the death of two fishermen earlier this year. The National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations (NFFO) has called for carbon monoxide detectors (CO) to be installed on all vessels following the death of...
Marine life under threat

Pressures on the marine environment increasing

With the ever growing pressures that are being put on the marine environment, Janez Potočnik Commissioner for Environment at the European Commission discusses the proposed solutions. Europe’s growth potential – and countless European livelihoods – are heavily dependent on the proper functioning of marine ecosystems. We have every interest in using...

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