Fishing industry

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Mystery of England’s crab and lobster die-offs deepens as experts find no clear cause
Report criticised after saying deaths unlikely to be down to algal blooms or pollutant and suggesting possibility of new disease

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

20, Jan, 2023 @4:54 PM

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‘Feeble’ curbs will ban bottom trawling in only three marine parks in England
UK government’s piecemeal response to harmful practice attacked as too slow to stop ‘industrial fishing frenzy’

Karen McVeigh

19, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Salmon deaths on Scotland’s fish farms double – but are jellyfish to blame?
Marine farmers point finger at jellyfish swarms but campaigners call for boycott to curb ‘ever-worsening problem’ of overcrowding

James Tapper

15, Jan, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Mass crab die-off: scientists say ‘we weren’t questioned’ for crucial report
A review panel on the 2021 Teesside eco-disaster is due to send its findings to ministers this week, but evidence from academics may not be given full weight

Shanti Das

15, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Two bodies found after fishing boat collision in Channel off Jersey
It is not yet known which of the three fishers onboard have been recovered or exactly where their bodies were discovered

Steven Morris

13, Dec, 2022 @7:42 PM

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Can Cop15 protect ocean biodiversity from the big fish of the ‘blue economy’? | Guy Standing
The sea has been ravaged by profiteers – many of whose lobbyists are circling in Montreal, says the author Guy Standing

Guy Standing

12, Dec, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Save whales or eat lobster? The battle reaches the White House
Fishing gear used by Maine lobstermen is killing right whales. Will boosting a $1bn industry trump protecting an endangered species?

Edward Helmore in New York

11, Dec, 2022 @8:00 AM

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BBC’s new Trawlermen series fails to address sustainability, says coalition
Show omits massive challenges to the industry posed by climate crisis, bycatch and bottom trawling, claims Our Seas alliance of 135 organisations

Karen McVeigh

30, Nov, 2022 @9:40 AM

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Icelandic fish plant pulls out of UK citing Brexit and Covid
Nearly 200 jobs at risk as Iceland Seafood says Grimsby no longer ‘a strategic fit’

Jasper Jolly

21, Nov, 2022 @2:34 PM

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Shark fin trade regulated at last in landmark decision
The ruling at a major wildlife conference finally takes major steps to address the overfishing and lack of regulation that has been pushing sharks to extinction

Dan Collyns in Lima

18, Nov, 2022 @10:25 AM

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Leo Sheridan obituary
Other lives: Journalist who investigated accidents at sea and in the air

Pamela Sheridan

07, Nov, 2022 @12:15 PM

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‘An invisible killer’: how fishing gear became the deadliest marine plastic
Plastic in the depths: as ‘ghost gear’ chokes the ocean, campaigners call for mandatory measures including buy-back schemes and recycling

Emma Bryce

07, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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