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Yellowfin in the fish market in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania © Wetjens Dimmlich / WWF-Oceans Practice

Who’s afraid of transparency in fisheries?






There was both rejoicing and some concern last Thursday after the European Parliament voted on major improvements to strengthen transparency and accountability in EU fisheries abroad. This move by the EU to extend its obligations and principles to all its vessels that fish abroad is welcome as it promotes sustainable development, food security and healthy […]

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WWF Briefing Future of UK Seas A4 cover page

Brexit and the 83%: What future for wider UK seas?






The below is a short version of a speech I’m giving on Brexit to today’s Coastal Futures conference, the leading annual UK conference on marine and coastal issues. You’ve heard a lot about the 48% and the 52% in the EU Referendum aftermath. I want to throw in another percentage: 83%. That’s the rough percentage […]

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Blue Fin Tuna © Whitepointer

Good news among sea of concerns






Good news is not that frequent in the sea of information threatening to drown us in despair. However, two recent developments in the European Union are notable for the positive promises they carry. They are not by any means eye-catching headlines but they have the potential to lead to healthier marine ecosystems and fish stocks […]

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WWF's Living Planet Report found that we risk a 67% decline in global populations of vertebrate species by 2020 if we don't act now. © Martin Harvey / WWF living planet report

Government and business must work together to stop environmental decline






The Living Planet Report, which was published recently by the global conservation organisation WWF, highlighted the alarming rate at which species all over the world are declining. Iconic animals like African elephants, polar bears, and mountain gorillas are all at risk. So are ones that we may be more familiar with like salmon, butterflies, and […]

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WWF's Living Planet Report found that we risk a 67% decline in global populations of vertebrate species by 2020 if we don't act now. © Martin Harvey / WWF living planet report

Rhaid i’r Llywodraeth a busnesau gydweithio i atal dirywiad amgylcheddol






Tynnodd yr Adroddiad Planed Fyw, a gyhoeddwyd yn ddiweddar gan y sefydliad cadwraethol byd-eang WWF, sylw at y ffordd frawychus mae rhywogaethau ledled y byd yn prinhau. Mae anifeiliaid eiconig fel eliffantod Affrica, eirth gwyn a gorilaod mynydd i gyd mewn perygl. Felly hefyd rhai rydyn ni’n fwy cyfarwydd â nhw, fel eogiaid, ieir bach […]

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Young girls from Ndau Primary School pose for a photo with their teacher after participating in the clean-up on Ndau beach © WWF-Kenya/Sabina Odero

International Coastal Clean-up in Kiunga Marine Protected Area






Every year, on the third Saturday in September, volunteers of all ages and backgrounds come together across the globe to help clean rubbish from our coastal shoreline and waterways. In Kiunga Marine Protected Area we’ve been playing out part to contribute to this global cleaning effort. Spearheaded by the Ocean Conservancy, the International Coastal Clean-up […]

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Traditional fishing boat © Tracy Cambridge / WWF World Fisheries Day

Think tuna this World Fisheries Day






Happy World Fisheries Day, the annual global event highlighting the importance of fisheries to human lives. This year I wanted to share some photos and insights from my recent trip to Tanzania and Seychelles, where WWF is on the front line working to protect tuna supplies, and their ocean home, for future generations. Tuna are […]

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Celebrating our community marine champions in Tanzania






Each year, we celebrate the achievements of Beach Management Units (BMUs) that WWF works with to conserve our shared fisheries and marine resources in coastal Tanzania. In order to do that we rigorously select the top three performing BMUs from the 57 BMUs established through the RUMAKI+ Fisheries Co-management Programme across Tanzania’s southern coastline. RUMAKI+ is our flagship […]

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