- December 13, 2013
Fish stocks have made surprising comebacks in the North and Baltic seas. But much remains to be done. Beginning in January, new EU laws will impose more sustainable practices with stricter quotas and by-catch rules. more... [ Comment ]
- September 09, 2011
Europe and the United States agreed this week to fight illegal fishing together, but the terms were vague. Still, environmentalists have welcomed their intentions, saying they hope tougher regulations will eventually be created to curb large-scale poaching on the high seas. more... [ Comment ]
- July 12, 2011
On Wednesday, the European Commission is set to propose reforms to its Common Fisheries Policy, which critics say has led to the systematic devastation of fish stocks in the region. In an interview, expert Rainer Froese says the situation, among the world's worst, will now finally begin to improve. more...
- April 19, 2011
Many species of fish could disappear from the waters of the Mediterranean in the near future, says a new study. Several types of sharks and rays are threatened, as are many commercial fish. Protection has long been too lax. more...
- March 11, 2011
Bad news for angling enthusiasts: Fish might be much more than the mere reflex machines previously thought. New research shows that they are apparently conscious of and can suffer from pain, and scientists are calling for them to be treated the same as mammals and birds. more... [ Comment ]
- December 03, 2010
Emissions of CO2 don't just have a negative effect on our climate. Oceans, which absorb a quarter of all carbon dioxide released, have become drastically more acidic in recent years. Should the trend continue, it could have dramatic effects on marine life. more...
- November 22, 2010
The plight of the Atlantic bluefin tuna is at the forefront of a European spat. Germany has spoken out in favor of the European Commission's plans to protect flagging fish stocks. Fishing nations France, Spain and Italy, however, want to maintain current catch levels for the favorite sushi dish. more...
- February 12, 2009
The world's first major cod farms have been established in Norway. They're meant to ease the burden on overfished wild populations -- and gourmet chefs claim farmed cod tastes better. more...
- January 14, 2008
Industrial fishing from Europe is crippling coastal African economies and creating a surge of illegal migrants. more...
- November 26, 2007
A mass of poisonous jellyfish devastated stocks of organic farmed salmon off the coast of Northern Ireland -- not once, but twice. Is it a sign of global warming, overfishing or just the natural motion of tides? more...