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Westminster at dawn © Gareth Redmond-King climate change

Rebut the nonsense, seize the opportunities

Well it’s been a pretty significant few weeks. Nine months after the vote on EU membership, the war of words is over and the formal exit proceedings have started. It’s quite the moment for reflection, when you realise just how many of us were born into Britain the European Union member state – or were […]

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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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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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Red Gurnard © Naturepl.com/Toby Roxburgh/WWF

Fisheries: Seeing is believing

Boy, the Americans really know how to bake a good bran muffin.  This was one of the small discoveries I made while attending a conference recently in San Diego, California. The conference in question was the 8th International Fisheries Observer and Monitoring Conference (IFOMC) and is the only conference series of its kind which looks at […]

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Tuna © Brian J Skerry/National Geographic/WWF

New hope for Indian Ocean tuna

One swallow does not a summer make, so the saying goes. Yet at WWF we’ve been cautiously optimistic at the outcome of the recent meeting of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC), in La Reunion, France. The IOTC, responsible for the management of tuna and tuna-like species in the region, is notorious for its lack […]

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Buyers standing around crates of freshly caught fish at Newlyn Harbour fish auction, Cornwal © naturepl.com / Toby Roxburgh / WWF-Canon

Fish, Cameras, Action!

In the pursuit of sustainable fisheries management, throwing away perfectly healthy fish is never a good idea. That’s why we were pleased this week to officially launch a new WWF report ‘Remote Electronic Monitoring in Fisheries Management’ which presents a technological solution we believe is necessary for the successful implementation of Europe’s new fish ‘discard ban’. […]

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The Houses of Parliament, viewed from the South Bank of the River Thames, London, UK © Global Warming Images / WWF / Ashley Cooper Greener Budget

Sustaining prosperity in a changing world

This year’s budget (18 March) will be one of the last big actions of the Coalition Government. Will the Chancellor take bold steps to enhance long-term economic security by safeguarding the environment and accelerating low-carbon innovation? Or will it be a damp pre-election squib? At WWF-UK, we hope it is the former. Last week we […]

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