Gillnet fisheries have a notoriously high bycatch rate and so this research may have profound implications for reducing that.  An illuminating idea to reduce bycatch in the Peruvian small-scale gillnet fishery Abstract   Found in the coastal waters of all continents, gillnets are the largest component of small-scale fisheries for many countries. Numerous studies show that […]

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Natural England has published nine new draft Conservation Advice packages to enable developers and operators to understand the impact of their proposed development on habitats and species in protected sites across England. These new packages of online advice, now available on the Natural England’s Designated Site System, cover sites which are home to England’s seahorses, black […]

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Death knell for the Scottish Fishing industry Collapse of the Scottish fishing industry highlights the issue of UK fish exports to Europe Useful graph of exports and imports with commentary from a wide range of UK inputs A guide to current financial and welfare support for the fishing industry Useful contacts for the fishing industry […]

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Carlos Duarte & colleagues – Rebuilding Marine Life Nature Abstract   ‘Sustainable Development Goal 14 of the United Nations aims to “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development”. Achieving this goal will require rebuilding the marine life-support systems that deliver the many benefits that society receives from a healthy ocean. […]

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