Blue Planet monitoring this super-trawlers in real time https://www.facebook.com/BluePlanetSoc/posts/2503026343067322 The reality of modern fishing – the midwater super-trawler Margiris has been passing through UK waters. Not quite the picture the fishing industry would like to put forward. Metro ‘Environmental concerns have been raised after a ‘monster’ super-trawler  was spotted off the south coast of England. […]

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Scotland has become the first part of the UK to ban the sale of plastic cotton buds. New regulations have come into force prohibiting the manufacture and sale of the items, as part of measures to reduce plastic waste. Environmental campaigners at the Marine Conservative Society, who have cleared more than 150,000 plastic cotton bud sticks from Scotland’s […]

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Michael Stachowitsch on “The Beachcomber’s Guide to Marine Debris” This richly illustrated book serves as the ideal guide to the items that litter the world’s beaches. Forget sea shells and other fauna and flora. Here, you will find what a beachcomber is actually most likely to encounter these days: glass, plastic, wood, metal, paper, oil, […]

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