Interesting report, covered in the Guardian At least 239 barriers, including dams and weirs, were removed across 17 countries in Europe in 2021, in a record-breaking year for dam removals across the continent. Spain led the way, with 108 structures taken out of the country’s rivers. “Our efforts to expand dam removals across Europe are […]

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MCS ‘We’ve launched a brand-new tool to help businesses source more sustainable seafood for their customers. The Good Fish Guide for Business is a new online portal that allows businesses, chefs, or anyone working in the seafood supply chain, to find out which fish or shellfish are the most environmentally responsible choice. With 39% of […]

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Climate change poses a major threat to global biodiversity, yet fresh-water fish have been largely overlooked in climate-change assessments. This study presents a comprehensive appraisal of the threat from potential climate extremes, covering both water flow and temperature, to the world’s fresh-water fish. The results highlight a need to intensify national and international commitments to […]

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Protecting areas of the ocean and coastlines with “whole-site” Marine Protected Area (MPA) status can result in four-fold increases in the abundance and diversity of fish populations, a new study has shown. Researchers from the University of Plymouth have been monitoring the impact of the Lyme Bay MPA since it was designated in 2008. They found […]

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