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Abandoned fishing gear is killing marine life and poisoning our oceans | Letters
Letter: ‘Ghost gear’ is the single most harmful form of marine debris, writes Ingrid Giskes


22, May, 2022 @4:07 PM

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Record number of dams removed from Europe’s rivers in 2021
More than 200 barriers were taken down last year, helping to restore fish migration routes and boost biodiversity and climate resilience

Graeme Green

15, May, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Millions of tonnes of dead animals: the growing scandal of fish waste
Dumped at sea, lost on land or left to rot in shops and fridges, the global catch of fish is being wasted like never before – hurting not only the oceans but the nutrition of billions of people. Can it be reversed?

Emma Bryce

09, May, 2022 @5:15 AM

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‘It’s just gorgeous’: rare deep-sea dragonfish spotted off California coast
The torpedo-shaped, bronze-hued fish has been seen only four times in nearly thirty years of deep-sea research, scientists said

Maya Yang

07, May, 2022 @12:43 AM

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Fish on drugs: cocktail of medications is ‘contaminating ocean food chain’
Study in Florida finds ‘widespread’ traces of a total of 58 medications including heart drugs, opioids, antidepressants and antifungals in increasingly rare bonefish and their prey

Salomé Gómez-Upegui

29, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Canada’s attempt to phase out open-pen salmon farms faces setback
Federal judge says farmers had been blindsided by a government order to shut down

Leyland Cecco in Ottawa

27, Apr, 2022 @5:01 PM

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Canada ignored warnings of virus infecting farmed and wild salmon
Government was in possession of a newly-released report that linked large-scale farms and wild salmon to highly contagious virus

Leyland Cecco

14, Apr, 2022 @7:25 PM

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Hundreds of thousands of fish dead after NSW floods
Scientists find fish that could normally tolerate low oxygen levels among those killed in Richmond river

Elias Visontay

04, Apr, 2022 @5:30 PM

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ClientEarth launches legal action against EU over unsustainable fishing quotas
Exclusive: Over-exploitation of fish stocks was supposed to end in 2020 under common fisheries policy

Arthur Neslen

25, Mar, 2022 @12:13 PM

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Wolverine fish and blind eel among 212 new freshwater species
Report from Shoal on 2021’s newly described species shows ‘there are still hundreds and hundreds more freshwater fish scientists don’t know about yet’

Graeme Green

24, Mar, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Conservationists call for ban on explosives to scare seals at salmon farm in federal waters off Tasmania
Federal government has not ruled out the use of underwater explosives and ‘bean bag rounds’ in trial off north-west Tasmania

Bob Burton in Hobart

21, Mar, 2022 @3:49 AM

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Chemical from tyres linked to mass salmon deaths in US found in Australia for first time
Scientists find 6PPD-quinone in Queensland creek and call for urgent research to see if local aquatic life was harmed

Graham Readfearn

20, Mar, 2022 @4:30 PM

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