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Fish market, Mafia Island, Tanzania. Copyright: David Tanner WWF-UK

Marine conservation and addressing local poverty in southern Tanzania

One of the things people sometimes don’t realise about the work that WWF carries out around the world is that often it is not related to working directly with wildlife or working in ‘nature reserves’. This is particularly true in East Africa where local people’s ongoing reliance on nature and its products (fruit, fish, timber [...]

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A sunken fishing vessel

The Cape Town Agreement on Fishing Vessel Safety should be ratified

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has adopted as its theme for the 2014 Maritime Day: “IMO conventions: effective implementation”. One of the measures of particular importance to the fishing industry is the Cape Town Agreement on fishing vessel Safety. Fishing Industry’s Poor Record Fishing vessels continue to have one of the worst safety records (PDF) [...]

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Fishing Vessels of 100GT and above, such as the pictured UK trawler Catharina, can now obtain an IMO Number.

A starting point for greater transparency in the fishing industry

WWF were instrumental in initiating and then co-sponsoring the decision taken on 4 December 2013 at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), to include fishing vessels of 100GT and above into the voluntary IMO Numbering Scheme. This is an important measure to improve transparency in the fishing industry, long beset by non-permanent vessel identifiers such as [...]

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Atlantic mackerel on processing line at the Shetland Catch fish factory

The times they are a changin’ – next steps for UK fisheries

The last couple of weeks have been busy ones as is always the case in the world of fisheries during September.  Holidays are over, fisheries negotiations are underway and the countdown to the year end has begun.  Looming large in people’s minds is the question of how we are going to implement the new Common Fisheries Policy [...]

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A fisherman gutting fish

Fishing reform and the new CFP – is the glass half full or half empty?

After four long years of campaigning by the public, businesses, fishermen and NGOs and the hard work of civil servants and politicians, the Basic Regulations of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) are now done and dusted. These are the main set of rules that will govern Europe’s fishing fleets in European waters and beyond for [...]

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The future of energy

Playing a part in a safe, secure and affordable energy system will give an energy company a social licence to operate. But what does such an energy system look like? Well, first let’s look at what it doesn’t look like. Many energy scenarios paint a bleak picture of climate change – with carbon emissions reaching [...]

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